The Lord Mayor of Dublin has chosen to switch to hybrid for his 191 car, writes Trish Whelan.
Each year Volvo provides the Lord Mayor with the first registered car in the capital. Conscious of the environmental impact of driving, the Lord Mayor choose hybrid powered Volvo S90 T8.
Speaking at the handover, David Thomas, MD of Volvo Car Ireland (pictured above with The Lord Mayor) said: “We have made a commitment to electrification in preparation for an era beyond the internal combustion engine. It’s great to see the Lord Mayor move into a hybrid Volvo and an overall increase in customer demand for our hybrid powertrains.”
Starting this year, every new car that Volvo launches will have an electric motor option. The company aims for fully electric cars to make up 50 per cent of its sales by 2025.
Later this year, Volvo will add a new hybrid powertrain to their compact SUV, the XC40, which won European Car of the Year 2018 and was recently crowned Irish Car of the Year 2019. Volvo will also be launching a T6 hybrid engine on the new S60, V60 and V90 models this year.