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Volvo Intends To Launch All-electric V40 Hatchback And XC40 Crossover
Jan 03, 2018

Volvo intends to launch all-electric V40 hatchback and XC40 crossover


Recently, Volvo executives revealed recently that Volvo Cars will launch all-electric version of V40 hatchback and XC40 crossover in the next few years.


The new all-electric version of the Volvo V40 hatchback will be introduced next year. As for the XC40 full electric version, is expected to be launched before 2020.


It is noteworthy that Volvo is clearly planning to launch a new ICE V40 hatchback based on the company's new compact platform.


Henrik Green, director of research and development at Volvo, said: "We usually have at least two different battery sizes for each EV." This version of the base version will be more cost effective, but its There will be limits on cruising range, and then there will be a more expensive battery option, but this version will have greater range and greater power mileage. "


The Green Car Report provides more: "According to AutoExpress, the V40 will come in hybrid and all-electric versions in a variety of diesel, gasoline and electric power-driven variants. Volvo may make the V40 electric The car has two different battery capacities.


The three concept cars released in May 2016 allow the world to preview the compact Volvo models of the future. The forthcoming Volvo V40 compact hatchback is expected to be similar to the Volvo 40.2 hatchback concept car. The CMA platform has been designed from the outset to be electrified to support the electrified version of every new model Volvo plans to launch since 2019.


At present, it is hard to know the sales volume of Volvo cars outside China. Perhaps in the next year or two, the outside world will understand more clearly.


Volvo announced in mid-year last year that starting from 2019, the new model will be either an all-electric vehicle or a hybrid vehicle. For nearly a century, Volvo sells cars that only have internal combustion engines installed, and the times are coming to an end. In the future, Volvo will also make pure-combustion engines, but it will add all-electric and hybrid cars to the lineup.


From 2019 to 2021, five new cars will be all-electric, three under the Volvo brand and two under the Polestar brand. Volvo said: "All models will have a petrol and diesel plug-in hybrid version and a mild hybrid 48-volt version that complements the five cars, meaning that all future Volvo cars will have an electric version."


The move will help Volvo to meet its commitment to sell 1 million electrified cars by 2025, while full-scale electrification will be Volvo's best response to consumers' future needs.