Volvo: First EV Will Have 250+ Mile Range, Price Of $40,000 Or Less
Volvo would like to introduce its first all-electric, series produced, electric car in 2019.
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