Volvo Is Going Electric After 2019



Volvo has been pushing its electric powertrains over the last few years between the XC60 and XC90 SUVs and the S90 sedan. The automaker also announced it would be transforming the performance division, Polestar, into a separate electric sports car brand, according to Jalopnik.

So it’s not a huge surprise that Volvo announced all of its models will be electrified starting in 2019. The press release states that “This announcement marks the end of the solely combustion engine-powered car”. The key word is solely, meaning that not all Volvos are going to be fully electric. Just that after 2019 all models are going to be either gas/diesel hybrids or fully electric. Are you on board or do you want to have other options besides hybrids?

Katie features a gorgeous restoration of a rare 1967 Jaguar Type E Roadster this week on PowerNation. The car had sat in pieces and in boxes in a storage unit for years before owners Lee Scott and Jeanne Beauchamp decided to restore it. They turned to T.C. Penick and Bay One Customs and the guys hit a home run! And even more challenging; the owners wanted it period correct. T.C. and his team transformed the rare roadster in a three-year build with over 2000 man hours, back to better than new with a 4.2-liter engine with a 4 speed. The car only has 30,000 miles on it.

Lee picked Glasuret “Opalescence Blue” and it hints silver and blue depending on where and when you look at it. The leather interior was created by BAS with the original stitch in the seats just like in 1967. Bay One installed the interior along with period correct gauges they had to fly to England for their restoration. Although Lee passed away before the car was completed, Jeanne says she plans to drive and enjoy the Jag they way it was meant to be. It’s a beautiful display of craftsmanship! Check it out this week on PowerNation.