Faced with other competitors such as Mercedes, which plans to take out an electric car every year, Volvo is relying on the autonomy of its next model in order to convince customers and increase its turnover. The Swedish manufacturer has not yet revealed details of the technology used or the type of vehicle offered. But according to a report in 2015, it could be a compact crossover. In addition, it should not be ruled out that the manufacturer will use its modular platform SPA.
According to the information provided by the manager at Automotive News at the Geneva Motor Show, Volvo’s first electric car should be offered at a price between $ 35,000 and $ 40,000 with a range of at least 400 km . What will allow the future model of the Swedish brand to compete with the Chevrolet Bolt, the Tesla Model 3 where the future generation of Nissan Leaf. On the reload side, this future Volvo should use the “superCombo”, the Swedish manufacturer being part of the consortium Char.in EV to develop the supercharge around this standard.
At the end of December, Volvo registered the names P5, P6, P8, P9 and P10 for use in electric vehicles. Applications should be made at the end of March 2017. Like BMW and Mercedes, Volvo has not ruled out launching a sub-brand dedicated to electric vehicles, but no decision has been taken to date.