They made this announcement this week. I own and like a Volvo. I believe it
saved her from injuries in a recent accident she was in.
I will not buy an electric powered vehicle. I have several reasons. There
are no recharging stations near me. I would have to find recharging stations
near my travels as they sometimes exceed the capacities of existing
vehicles. Will the gov't provide more subsidies? I really don't like that
idea. I will not install an expensive charging station; it's not like using
an extension cord to power a block heater.
I guess I am a dinosaur because I do not understand the reasoning by Volvo
and their insistence to force such a change. I don't know if I will be alive
by then, let alone my circumstances.
This is all being blown WAY out of proportion. What Volvo said is
they will not be designing any new vehicles that depend exclusively on
internal combustion engines. They will continue to make the existing
models for several years, including doing annual updates. All NEW
models will be one of the following: Mild hybrid, full hybrid, plug-in
hybrid, or battery electric.
Some of these vehicles will be hybrids. Electric vehicles with engines
to keep the battery charged. I've heard these engines are more fuel
efficient, since they can run at a constant speed (battery provides more
power for acceleration).
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