Volvo will launch its first zero-emission car by 2019. In 2016, Volvo has introduced the Volvo 40.2 Concept which is believed to be included in the ’40’ model lineup. The zero-emission car is believed to have the same design as other ’40’ models.
Volvo 40.2 Concept will be produced using the CMA platform which is the result of collaboration with Geely. The platform is also pinned on the XC40 and hatchback coupe models that are entering the development stage. Volvo’s first zero-emission car will also use a modular battery system to maximize its performance. The mileage of the production version of the Volvo 40.2 Concept is not yet certain, but it is believed to travel a distance of 500 km on a single charge.
This new model will also be the top model of Volvo so that the embedded specifications will be very high. “This is a new territory that we are heading for. We are in the process of developing and consistently always able to move forward. This process is very different when compared with 5 or 10 years ago,” said Henrik Green, Chief of Research and Development Volvo.
Prior to the development process of the zero-emission car, the Swedish automotive manufacturer has presented an electric variant of the XC40 model. “You must meet various requirements, 3 or 4 years before the car is launched and you must meet the target. If you can fulfill it, you can compete with a car that has a more affordable price,” added Green.
However, Volvo’s move is slightly left behind from Polestar, Volvo’s tuning division who has decided to split up last year. Because until now Polestar has presented more than 3 models of new electric cars in addition to Polestar 1. Meanwhile, Polestar 2 is predicted to be presented at the end of this year, Polestar 3 by 2020 and Polestar 4 by the end of 2020. All variants of the electric car can certainly meet the needs of world consumers.Volvo Concept 40.2 Image