Going full electric by 2030, Volvo announces five new EVs
Volvo announces five new EVs and two plug-in hybrids to be released over the next few years. The Swedish automobile manufacturer revealed their EV product roadmap at a recent event in Miami that held 800 retailers ranging across North and South America. They also restated their plans to go full electric by 2030, an announcement made in March of 2021.
Sources have claimed that Volvo announces five new EVs including a small and large crossover SUV, two sport wagons, and a sedan. The full-size crossover SUV will include three rows of seats and stylistic characteristics similar to the Volvo Concept Recharge, which is also all-electric. When it’s released next year, the company aims to sell roughly 20,000 vehicles.
Set to launch in 2025, the other battery-powered crossover will be sized between the midsize XC60 and XC90 SUVs. This model currently has a codename of “V546” and is set with an annual estimation of 100,000 units to be manufactured in China and the United States.
The next two EVs on the list are to include an all-electric version of the XC60 and an entirely new EV sized down from the XC40 compact SUV. Details have not been provided for their all-electric sedan but Volvo has showcased redesigned versions of their S90 and XC90 plug-in hybrids to the retailers.
While Volvo announces five new EVs and their two plug-in hybrids, the attention shifts back to their zero-emissions 2022 C40 Recharge compact SUV, a $58,750 successor to their current XC40 set to arrive later this year. Thanks to its 402 horsepower and 487 ft lbs of torque, the C40 Recharge is reported to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 4.5 seconds.
Volvo’s plans to go full electric by 2030 which will eliminate production of all gas, hybrid, and diesel powered cars from the Swedish auto company. With ramped up hiring and assembling plans at their factory in Ridgeville, South Carolina, Volvo is on a pace to deliver an electrifying future.