Volvo Cars to produce electric motors in western Sweden
Volvo Cars is investing SEK 700 million in the coming years to produce electric motors in Skövde, north-east of Gothenburg. The carmaker will assemble electric motors at its powertrain plant and plans to establish in-house e-motor production by 2025.
The company, which is headquartered in Gothenburg, said that it is committed to becoming a premium electric car company. It aims for its global sales to consist of 50 per cent fully electric cars by 2025, with the rest hybrids.
According to Volvo Cars, in a first stage, the Skövde facility will assemble e-motors. At a later stage, it intends to bring the full manufacturing process for e-motors in-house into a facility in Skövde.
“The very first Volvo from 1927 was powered by an engine built in Skövde,” said Javier Varela, senior vice president of Industrial Operations and Quality, in a statement.
“The team is highly skilled and committed to delivering on the highest quality standards. So, it is only fitting that they will be a part of our exciting future,” he added.
Earlier this year, Volvo Cars also announced that it is investing significantly in the in-house design and development of e-motors, which takes place in Gothenburg and Shanghai, China. It also has state-of-the-art battery labs in Sweden and China.
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