This Volvo VE can already be classified in the same niche as the Tesla Model 3 and Chevrolet Bolt, which is able to reach 383 km with a load. As for the Model 3, it will be necessary to wait until the end of the summer to know all the details. However, we do not know the standard Volvo used to establish this autonomy of 400 km. Calculated according to the European standard NEDC, the real autonomy would fall around 300 or 320 km according to the parameters of the EPA.
Although the deadline is fast approaching, Volvo now retains many secrets. Thus, we do not know if this first electric vehicle will resume a name derived from the current range or if it will release a totally new surname. Answer in a few months.
Other interesting information gleaned from the interview: the vehicle will be available at a price of $ 35,000 to $ 40,000. With an access price close to those displayed by the Opel Ampera-e and the Tesla Model 3, Volvo’s future electric model clearly targets these two competitors. It remains to be seen how the manufacturer intends to develop in a very tight time a vehicle of which it is not yet known whether it will be developed on an existing model. Wishing to be reassuring, Mr. Kerssemakers highlighted the modularity of its SPA and CMA platforms, which will allow to respect the calendar.