Volvo motor company has unveiled plans to manufacture its first electric car in South East China.
According to Automotive News Europe, Volvo intends to commence the sales of the yet to be revealed model in 2019 as the production will be in China while it will be exported to other parts of the world for sale.
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The auto industrygiant will unveil its plans next week in the Shanghai Auto Show. The plans will include both the body type and model of the car.
The EV will be built on the compact-vehicle platform Volvo co-developed with its Lynk & Co. affiliate (both companies are owned by China-based Zhejiang Geely).
Zhejiang Geely acquired Volvo from Ford in 2010, and announced the new Lynk & Co. brand last fall. Lynk & Co. said at the time that the cars’ connectivity will make it sharable through any open digital platform.
Volvo recently celebrated the 90th anniversary of the arrival of its first model