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Volvo all-electric version of XC40 compact CUV.

Thu Jun 28, 2018 5:25 pm

Time for XC40EV thread?

I'm not particularly impressed.

But who knows, maybe the typical American buyer does want their BEV to look just like the ICEV tall wagons (CUVs) that they've been buying.

And Volvo seems to know their semi-prestige, semi-luxury market quite well, so they may move a lot of these at ~$50k.
Volvo CEO: Our EVs Will Be Profitable Right Away

The Swedish-Chinese automaker’s first EV is expected to be an all-electric version of its new XC40 compact CUV.


Volvo Cars plans to introduce its first fully electrified vehicle at the end of next year, and the automaker’s CEO vows that even at a relatively inexpensive price point, it will be a money-maker...

While the XC40 electric has been reported to be coming as low as $35,000-$40,000, Samuelsson implies it may be closer to $50,000.

When asked if Volvo can profitably sell an EV “in the $50,000 range,” the CEO says yes. “We are planning that should be a profitable car.”...

He notes Volvo’s electrification strategy is to offer autonomous technology, expected to be pricey and thus off-putting to many vehicle buyers, on its highest grades in a given model’s lineup...
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Re: Volvo all-electric version of XC40 compact CUV.

Sat Jun 30, 2018 3:53 pm

edatoakrun wrote:Time for XC40EV thread?

I'm not particularly impressed.

But who knows, maybe the typical American buyer does want their BEV to look just like the ICEV tall wagons (CUVs) that they've been buying.

And Volvo seems to know their semi-prestige, semi-luxury market quite well, so they may move a lot of these at ~$50k.
Actually, I'm quite impressed :)
It's what I've been saying for years, actually make a BEV in the design of what people are actually buying in ICE versions :idea:
I might like a slightly larger version but I do like the higher seating position, I'm thinking the BEV XC90 might be a bit too large(not to mention expensive).
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Re: Volvo all-electric version of XC40 compact CUV.

Sat Jun 30, 2018 4:01 pm

This is certainly interesting, but I don't know if the public will immediately embrace it.
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Re: Volvo all-electric version of XC40 compact CUV.

Sat Jun 30, 2018 4:16 pm

armmynissanleaf wrote:This is certainly interesting, but I don't know if the public will immediately embrace it.
This week's Motorweek on PBS reviewed the ICE XC-40 and were quite impressed. They mentioned a coming PHEV and BEV. The ICE version is priced about $15k less than the $50k mentioned here for the BEV, $35k for a somewhat loaded base and $40k for the top trim model.
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Re: Volvo all-electric version of XC40 compact CUV.

Sat Jun 30, 2018 7:15 pm

I'd ONLY consider an EV from Volvo now, as their ICE cars are now powered mainly by Chinese turbo fours that probably won't last 80k miles.
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Re: Volvo all-electric version of XC40 compact CUV.

Sat Jun 30, 2018 8:41 pm

jjeff wrote:
armmynissanleaf wrote:This is certainly interesting, but I don't know if the public will immediately embrace it.
This week's Motorweek on PBS reviewed the ICE XC-40 and were quite impressed. They mentioned a coming PHEV and BEV. The ICE version is priced about $15k less than the $50k mentioned here for the BEV, $35k for a somewhat loaded base and $40k for the top trim model.
The EV will have at least $7500 in federal tax credits for those eligible, so depending on packaging it may be price competitive with the ICE.
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Re: Volvo all-electric version of XC40 compact CUV.

Sun Jul 01, 2018 7:45 am

SageBrush wrote:
jjeff wrote:
armmynissanleaf wrote:This is certainly interesting, but I don't know if the public will immediately embrace it.
This week's Motorweek on PBS reviewed the ICE XC-40 and were quite impressed. They mentioned a coming PHEV and BEV. The ICE version is priced about $15k less than the $50k mentioned here for the BEV, $35k for a somewhat loaded base and $40k for the top trim model.
The EV will have at least $7500 in federal tax credits for those eligible, so depending on packaging it may be price competitive with the ICE.
Good point!
And as far as where they are made, I had thought China but at least the ICE XC-40 was said to be made in Belgium according to Motorweek.
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Re: Volvo all-electric version of XC40 compact CUV.

Sun Jul 01, 2018 2:42 pm

And as far as where they are made, I had thought China but at least the ICE XC-40 was said to be made in Belgium according to Motorweek.
As I understand it, Volvo kept their European car production facilities, but gets the motors from China. RIP the B230T!
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Re: Volvo all-electric version of XC40 compact CUV.

Thu Apr 04, 2019 2:27 pm

IEVS:
Volvo XC40 Pure Electric Version Coming This Year
https://insideevs.com/volvo-xc40-pure-e ... this-year/
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Re: Volvo all-electric version of XC40 compact CUV.

Sat Apr 06, 2019 9:05 am

GRA wrote:IEVS:
Volvo XC40 Pure Electric Version Coming This Year
https://insideevs.com/volvo-xc40-pure-e ... this-year/
Thanks!
I'd be a little surprised if the XC40 PHEV could get 34 miles from it's rather small 9.7kWh battery when the Subaru Crosstrek only manages 17 miles with it's 8.8kWh battery and the much tinier Prius Prime gets 27 miles from the same 8.8kWh pack but maybe the XC40 is more aerodynamic?? or maybe the 34 miles is the Euro or Japan cycle which is quite a bit more optimistic than our N. American cycle which is more like our driving style. I'm assuming all variants of the XC40 will be AWD but if not I suppose that could help explain things.....
Wonder if we'll ever see the Link & Co vehicles stateside......also made by Volvo's parent company Greely(which also now owns Lotus :? ) At one point I really wanted a Lotus Elise(I believe that was the model) which was very small and low to the ground, the price wasn't all that bad either, not like the much more expensive exotic Lotus models many are familiar with. Like my X-1/9 I'm not sure I could fit in an Elise now, for sure it would be a tight squeeze :shock:
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