Volvo Cars' vision of an electric future

Volvo Cars' vision of an electric future

Volvo would like to introduce its first all-electric, series produced, electric car in 2019.

Volvo Concept 40.2 profile

Volvo Concept 40.2 profile

However, the Swedish brand is also setting the bar high for its first EVs abilities, while maintaining relatively affordable price:

  • at least 250 miles (400 km)
  • price between $35,000 and $40,000
Lex Kerssemakers, CEO of Volvo Car USA said:

"That's what I put in as the prerequisite for the United States. If I want to make a point in the United States, if I want to make volumes, that's what I believe I need."

"Why are people reluctant to buy a full electric car? It's between the ears. It's that they believe there's not sufficient range."

Still, we still don't know whether Volvo will launch an all-new BEV model, or will offer all-electric version of existing model.

That said, if it comes in under $40k for 250 miles of real-world (EPA) miles we will be impressed regardless the platform.

source: Automotive News