Volvo has confirmed that by 2019, it will introduce a Tesla-rivalling fully-electric car.

At this stage it remains to be seen just what body style that electric car will adopt. However, reports point towards it being an SUV in a similar vein to the recently revealed Tesla Model X and the upcoming Audi Q6 e-tron. Whatever the case may be, the car will have an impressive range in excess of 500 km.

Discussing the car and Volvo’s focus on electric power, president and chief executive of Volvo Cars Håkan Samuelsson said “We believe that the time has come for electrified cars to cease being a niche technology and enter the mainstream. We are confident that in two years’ time, 10 per cent of Volvo’s global sales will be electrified cars”.

Beyond launching an electric model, the Swedish automaker has confirmed that it will offer plug-in hybrid variants of both the upcoming Volvo S90 and S60 sedans.

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