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Volvo Spills Some More Details On Their Upcoming EV

Back in 2015, Volvo announced that it would be launching their first electric vehicle in 2019. Since then, we haven't heard much about it. But that changed thanks to Volvo Cars USA CEO Lex Kerssemakers.
Posted: March 20, 2017 - 3:05PM
Author: Will Maley

Speaking with Automotive News (Subscription Required) at the Geneva Motor Show, Kerssemakers revealed the model would have a range of at least 250 miles and a price somewhere around $35,000 and $40,000.

"That's what I put in as the prerequisite for the United States. If I want to make a point in the United States, if I want to make volumes, that's what I believe I need," said Kerssemakers.

There are some worrying signs about Volvo's EV project as the form of the model is unknown, whether or not it would use an existing nameplate or a new one, or what platform it will use. This leaves Volvo a tight timetable to develop this vehicle and get it to market. Kerssemakers acknowledges this and said using either of Volvo's modular platform's would allow it get out on time.

Volvo currently has SPA which underpins the 90 and upcoming 60 series models. Coming soon will be the CMA platform that will underpin the 40 series models.

Pic Credit: Volvo