Volvo's boss has suggested the company's next XC90 SUV will be the last with an internal-combustion engine.
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The next-generation Volvo XC90 – which is expected to arrive in late 2021 or 2022 – may be the company's last to be powered by a traditional internal-combustion engine.

In an interview with American publication Car and Driver, CEO of Volvo, Håkan Samuelsson, confirmed the third-generation XC90 would be offered with a petrol-electric hybrid powertrain – though it may be the last model to do so.

"With the new-generation XC90, you will get all of the new electronics, all of the safety devices, but if you live somewhere [without charging infrastructure] there will be a hybrid version," Mr Samuelsson said.

"After that, let's see. We'll probably [have] more and more electric cars. It depends really on how fast customers will want to move, and how quickly electric infrastructure will be built up."

In October 2019, Mr Samuelsson suggested the Swedish car company was aiming to move to an all-electric model range, with at least half of the brand's vehicles being fully-electric by 2025.

Last month, Volvo began reducing its diesel offerings in Australia, with the expectation the fuel will be entirely phased-out from its local range within the next few years.

The move came at the same time as California's governor announced the US state would ban the internal-combustion engine from being sold in new cars by 2035.