So will the MY 2022 XC90 T5/T6 be the last ICE for Volvo, with the MY 2022.5 reportedly going to be all electric?
That’s not really true. There is a big meeting in Glasgow in a few weeks where many countries will agree to limit emissions. EV is one of those initiatives. It’s not perfect but every bit helps and the targets being set out are ambitious albeit within reach. Doesn’t sound so bad toVolvo can say "I don't care" . However, when its sales volume goes down, it will think it again. Please look what is happening in China now, it buys and produce coal as much as possible......does EV full of roads make difference?
The only solution is lowering down the total population in the world, which regulators don't want to take actions due to their position of "politically correct".
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EV is surely a good way to go for many countries in Europe and Asia. However it is not the economical way for USA. And before nuclear fusion power becomes reality, whether EV is helpful for our Earth (reduce CO2 and pollution) is still not proved.That’s not really true. There is a big meeting in Glasgow in a few weeks where many countries will agree to limit emissions. EV is one of those initiatives. It’s not perfect but every bit helps and the targets being set out are ambitious albeit within reach. Doesn’t sound so bad to
I think that is correct.My understanding was that Volvo would not necessarily be purely electric, but would still produce hybrid cars until 2030 or even later.
EV engines are far more efficient than ice. The entire world has bought into them being helpful for reducing CO2. We are way past deciding if EV are the future. Economical doesn’t matter- many of the projects being taken on to reduce carbon are not economical, but they are going to reduce emissions. I encourage you to watch the COP26 conference that will be held in a few weeks.EV is surely a good way to go for many countries in Europe and Asia. However it is not the economical way for USA. And before nuclear fusion power becomes reality, whether EV is helpful for our Earth (reduce CO2 and pollution) is still not proved.
Hydrogen is good but it’s not as far along as ev. There will be a place for hydrogen depending on trip needs. That infrastructure is even further behind ev charging.The jury is still out, although few manufacturers (BMW only perhaps) have publicly stated that they still support continued ICE development. Hyundai is also making waves with hydrogen propulsion testing...but not sure if any of this will stop the perhaps misguided EV push...
The facts are that Lithium batteries (although not toxic) are also not clean (i.e., CO2 emitting in their mining/manufacturing) and as of yet, recyling them hasn't been refined.
A new (or retrofitted) ICE, burning "green" hydrogen (e.g., made without fossil fuels and via renewable energy) would be infinitely cleaner over its lifecycle than any EV!
We'll see if anyone can pull this off in time; Volvo has made their intentions clear enough, that this is not the path that they are on...
Factor in all the trips you make to the gas station. Often once a week. Then consider for an ev that you almost never have to wait since you charge at home or at work. If once in a while you have to wait 15 minutes to charge on the road, you still come out ahead.I certainly hope that the charging infrastructure improves at the same rate that manufactures claim to be going all electric. If you just take short drives, charge at home and no worries. But what gives me pause about buying electric right now is more cars taking longer drives, and needing to charge at a station. I know of a tourist town that has 2 chargers total. What happens when 4 cars arrive that need to be charged? With a gas station you wait 5 minutes in line and then it’s your turn. With chargers that require you to park, plug in, and wait 15 minutes minimum (for most cars )-who wants to wait for this? It’s one thing if you find a charger, go to lunch, come back to a fully charged car. That means that that charger has been in use for much longer and therefore the next car has to put off charging even longer. We would need many more chargers and faster charging times for this to work. It only works now because the percentage of electric cars is a fraction of ICE cars.