While Swedish automaker Volvo says that it is focused on the electrification of its vehicle lineup, we haven’t heard much about its arrangements past the declaration in 2015 that they are dealing with another EV platform for 2019.
In any case, this week at the SAE 2017 Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Technologies Symposium in San Diego, the organization reaffirmed that the initial all-electric Volvo auto will be accessible in 2019 and affirmed that the platform could bolster battery packs up to 100 kWh.
The vehicle will be the principal all-electric from the automaker and third module since it as of now offers the XC90 and it plans to put up another PHEV for sale to the public one year from now, as indicated by Mats Anderson, Senior Director of Electric Propulsion Systems at Volvo.
Yet, we are more intrigued by the new all-electric platform.
Giving an account of Anderson talking at the symposium, Green Car Congress composed:
“To empower the financially savvy creation of a range of BEVs meeting distinctive requirements, Volvo is building up the Modular Electrification Platform (MEP)— an arrangement of modular building blocks for electrification than will permit Volvo to deliver vehicles running between 100 – 450 kW of propulsive power, with battery packs of up to 100 kWh in size.”
A 100 kWh battery pack can empower more than 300 miles of range contingent upon the productivity of the vehicle. It’s probably going to be just a top of the line choice, similar to Tesla as of now offers in the Model S and X. Littler battery packs are frequently adequate for most use cases.
It’s not clear what will be the main vehicle on this electric platform, however Volvo disclosed a year ago two new concepts that the organization guaranteed at the time could both be based on it: Concepts 40.1 (SUV) and 40.2 (car).
Volvo‘s module XC90 has been for the most part generally welcomed and has been contending admirably in a few markets against Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV. Ideally, the automaker can expand on that accomplishment for its first all-electric vehicle.
The organization plans to amass a worldwide fleet of “up to 1 million electrified autos by 2025 all around”.