Carmaker Volvo is set to build its first fully electric car in China, which will be exported globally.
The all-new model will be based on Volvo’s Compact Modular Architecture (CMA) for smaller cars, and will be available for sale in 2019
Volvo aims to sell a total of one million electrified cars – including fully electric cars and hybrids – by 2025.
It is developing a fully electric car on its Scalable Product Architecture (SPA) as well.
The Swedish company also plans to offer plug-in hybrid versions of every model.
Håkan Samuelsson, chief executive of Volvo Cars, said: “Volvo Cars fully supports the Chinese government’s call for cleaner air as outlined in the latest five-year plan. It is fully in-line with our own core values of environmental care, quality and safety.
“We believe that electrification is the answer to sustainable mobility.”