Volvo’s first model in all-electric version will be XC40, followed by XC90
During an address at the new S60 sedan launch event recently held in Charleston, South Carolina, Swedish automaker Volvo’s design chief Thomas Ingenlath said that the automaker’s first two models in its all-electric versions will be the XC40 and the XC90.
Ingenlath confirmed that the all-electric version of the XC40 will mark Volvo’s first foray into its fully electric line-up, and will likely go into production in 2020.
A year later, in 2021, Volvo will launch its second model in all-electric version, which will be the electric variant of the third-generation XC90. The electric SUV will be produced by Volvo at its new Charleston factory in South Carolina.
According to Ingenlath, the unveiling of the all-electric version of the XC40 is scheduled after the expected 2019 launch of the Polestar 2, which will be the second car to be launched by Volvo’s electric performance sub-brand Polestar.
Asserting that “the first full-electric Volvo is on its way with the XC40 coming,” Ingenlath said that the XC40 “will arrive very soon after the Polestar 2.” Ingenlath also added alongside: “We’ll start with XC40 and then on it will come step after step into our model range. The next car will be the next-generation XC90.”
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