Peering into Volvo's future electric vehicles
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.