Volvo announces plan for in-house EV motor production

By autoX Editorial | on December 10, 2020

Volvo will start electric vehicle motor production at the company’s oldest plant in Skovde, Sweden. While that’s the plan for the future, the Swedish carmaker will soon start assembling EV motors at the plant.

Volvo, much like all other mainstream OEMs, has altered its course towards production lines sharing between ICE vehicles and EVs. And now, the company has made another announcement concerning the future of its EV production plan by declaring that it will start manufacturing electric motors at its powertrain plant in Skovde, Sweden, by the middle of the decade. While that’s still a little far in the future, the company will soon start assembling EV motors, given that it has already commenced production of its first-ever pure EV – the XC 40 Recharge P8 – at its plant in Ghent, Belgium. 

The Skoda plant has been part of Volvo’s operations since the company set up shop in 1927, and adding the EV motor production line will definitely add to the lineage of the brand.

'The very first Volvo from 1927 was powered by an engine built in Skovde. The team is highly skilled and committed to delivering on the highest quality standards. So, it's only fitting that they will be a part of our exciting future,' said Javier Varela, Senior Vice President of Industrial Operations and Quality.

Earlier this year, Volvo had also announced that it is investing significantly in the design and development of its very own electric motors for the next generation of Volvo EVs. The design and development of the company’s electric motors take place in Gothenburg, Sweden, and Shanghai, China.

Volvo’s long-range vision for EVs in its product line-up, as of now, includes the plan of having 1 in 5 Volvos sold next year to feature an electrified powertrain, EVs accounting for 50% of Volvo’s sales in 2025, and 100% electric model line-up by 2030.

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