It was just a matter of time when will Volvo launch the all-electric crossover. Here it is – the new 2021 Volvo XC40 EV debuts next season. Before the LA car show, the Swedish carmaker made the new crossover available for fans. Still, the company will launch sales in 2020.
The new model will cost less than $50,000. Further reports say the crossover is getting a pair of electric units for a total range of at least 200 miles. It is a step ahead from the current PHEV unit, although the motors are offering the same amount of power (400 hp). Chargers will need 40 minutes to refill 80 percent of a battery. That will be enough for about a 160-mile drive.
Volvo is going all-in with the 2021 Volvo XC40 EV. Well, there are no too many available crossovers of these kinds in the market. Besides the Jaguar I-Pace, we will see soon BMW iX3 and Tesla Model Y. But, we believe the Swedish company is a step ahead of the competition. Its XC40 is already a powerful PHEV with 400 hp/480 lb-ft and a nice electric range of nearly 30 miles.
The new model will introduce a lot of advanced features. Chiefs are already announcing it as the next step in evolution. So far, we know the crossover is using a 78-kW battery good for 250 miles. However, the US version is coming with only 200 miles. The good thing is that buyers in the United States will have a tax refund for a clean energy source. The new infotainment system is also planned with Android-based functions.
What’s Next for 2021 Volvo XC40 EV?
According to company chiefs, Volvo will continue the development of green vehicles. After the 2021 Volvo XC40 EV, each season we will see another all-electric model by 2025 and that is the year when the emissions should be cut by 40 percent. The company will drop conventional petrol and diesel engines by 2040, creating only carbon-neutral vehicles.
Source: Green Cars Report