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    Volvo XC40 Getting All-Electric Version

      .... will be the brand's first pure EV. 

    Volvo is planning on releasing an all-electric version of its Volvo XC40 crossover sometime later this year. This will be the first pure EV under the Volvo brand and the second one in the automaker group after the Polstar 2 that was shown at the Geneva Auto Show earlier this year.

    In addition to the all-electric version, Volvo will reportedly be offering a 3-cylinder plug-in hybrid version of the XC40, though no official specs have been announced yet. Two variations would be offered, at T4 Twin-Engine and T5 Twin-Engine. 

    While the Polestar 2 is aiming for a 275 mile range, don't expect similar range from the taller and flatter XC40, but somewhere in the 225 area should be doable. 

    Volvo is expecting 25% of sales to be plug-in hybrids, up from the 10% - 15% of sales today. Volvo's goals for electric vehicles is even higher, with an aim for a full 50% of sales by 2025. 

     

    Source: Automotive News (Subscription Required)



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    Very Sharp, Regular looking auto's with less maintenance should help EV's get selling. I expect this to do very well.

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    45 minutes ago, ocnblu said:

    LOL... I get it... April 1st and all that jazz

    😚 to you Blu! 

    Mark my words enjoy your laugh as the winds of change are going to change things very much over the next 10 years more than some of you here realize.

    🙇‍♂️

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    And, of course; less than some of you others realize.

    Who knows?

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    knows!

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