Also questioned about the price of the expected future electric model expected for 2019, Lex Kerssemakers said it should be offered within a range of between $ 35 and $ 40,000, or between € 33 and € 38,000. In other words, Volvo is preparing to market a direct competitor for the Tesla Model 3. Especially since this future electric Volvo should take the features of a sedan of medium size.
The future 100% electric Volvo model will offer at least 400 km of autonomy. And its price should go around 35,000 €. All that remains is to wait two years.
Recently, Volvo has confirmed working to develop a platform dedicated to 100% electric models. Named MEP (Modular Electrification Platform), the latter has been calibrated to digest electrical mechanics developing up to 600 hp. On the sidelines of the Geneva Motor Show, the head of Volvo’s Lex Kerssemakers, a US subsidiary, has just revealed to our Automotive News colleagues another characteristic of the future Sino-Swedish model: it will offer at least 400 km Autonomy (250 miles according to his words). According to him, this would indeed be the minimum threshold to seduce the US market and achieve a significant volume.