Jul 1, 2021 - Energy & Environment

Peering into Volvo's future electric vehicles

Picture of  Volvo car

Volvo's "Concept Recharge." Courtesy of Volvo.

The above image is what Volvo calls its "Concept Recharge," which is a very rough look at their future EV designs.

Why it matters: The company recently said it will sell only electric cars by 2030.

  • While its first generation of EVs are battery models of their internal combustion line, cars designed as EVs from the get-go — as previewed via "Concept Recharge" — will enable more interior room, Volvo said.
  • Removing the engine and adding a battery pack under the floor enables extended wheelbases and other design features that create more space, the company notes.

What's next: "Henrik Green, chief technology officer at Volvo, said it was likely that a 'version' of the Concept Recharge could become reality within the next three years — excluding the dramatic suicide doors, unfortunately," The Verge reports.

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