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2016 Volvo XC90 T8: Start Of ‘One Million EVs’ Era

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Before the new Volvo XC90 was proven as a raving success, people were quite skeptical when Volvo announced that with its two new platforms, it plans to have a considerable portion of its sales stemming from EVs within the next decade.

That ambition doesn’t seem like a stretch anymore. The XC90 has won a few SUV of the Year awards and has driven Volvo’s sales through the roof last year.

And it was found that a healthy portion of its total sales come from the T8 Twin-Engine plug-in hybrid (PHEV) model.

If the commercial performance of the Scandinavian three-row SUV is a microcosm of how the brand’s revitalizing lineup is going to perform in the future, then Volvo can aim for the sky.

The specific target set by the automaker so far is to sell one million electric-aided vehicles by 2025. With the XC90 T8 as a strong start in this run for one million sales, the Swedish car manufacturer is set to carry the momentum forward by introducing high-output hybrids courtesy of recently acquired performance division Polestar.