Volvo’s first electric car will be built in China and exported globally from 2019; it'll be based on the same architecture as the XC40

A Volvo electric vehicle will be made in 2019 and exported globally from China, the brand has announced.

The Swedish firm’s first EV will be based on the brand’s compact modular architecture, suggesting that it’ll be in the 40 series of cars, following the advent of the S40 and XC40. Volvo remains tight-lipped on whether it'll be a stand-alone model or a derivative of another 40 series car.

Volvo previously confirmed that the 40 range would include both a plug-in hybrid and pure electric car, and it’s thought that the former will come first. The announcement was made at the Shanghai motor show.

Volvo has committed to selling one million electrified cars by 2025, so it’s likely that this electric vehicle, particularly as a more mass-market friendly smaller car, will contribute significantly. It's expected that the model will be priced at the higher end of the 40 series range, though, given the higher price of the existing Twin Engine hybrids.

Parent company Geely also plans to produce electrified versions of the Lynk&Co 01 and 03 models, and has confirmed that a plug-in hybrid variant will use technology from the 40 Series cars. This suggests that in addition, a Lynk&Co EV may be on the way shortly afterwards.

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19 April 2017
Why does every single Volvo article have to mention the word Swedish, it's ultimately controlled from China which is where the majority of it's cars will come from

 

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19 April 2017
xxxx wrote:

Why does every single Volvo article have to mention the word Swedish, it's ultimately controlled from China which is where the majority of it's cars will come from

Boring, Its a Swedish company with Chinese owners, Just like JLR is a British company with Indian owners. The majority of its cars are designed and manufactured in Sweden, but like most other companies it has plants elsewhere, its been building cars in Holland for decades and no one complained they were not Swedish. Do you class Vauxhall as French?

19 April 2017
No, they're owned by GM so are ultimately controlled by an American Parent company.
What is different is that the Volvo PR machine RAM the 'Swedish' word at every opportunity so as to make you believe Sweden still push the big buttons.
Like they're touchy about something, bit like you

 

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19 April 2017
xxxx wrote:

No, they're owned by GM so are ultimately controlled by an American Parent company.
What is different is that the Volvo PR machine RAM the 'Swedish' word at every opportunity so as to make you believe Sweden still push the big buttons.
Like they're touchy about something, bit like you

Er actually they are owned by PSA.. Why shouldn't a Swedish company be proud of its Swedish heritage? Since when was patriotism a crime.

Virtually every article written about VW/Audi, Mercedes, Porsche or BMW mention them as being German, I cant remember you taking issue with that. Oh, and they make cars in different countries as well. Unless an X5 is American, if a kitten is born in a stable, it doesnt make it a horse. As for touchy, mate, I leave that to snowflakes like you.

19 April 2017
xxxx wrote:

Why does every single Volvo article have to mention the word Swedish, it's ultimately controlled from China which is where the majority of it's cars will come from

I haven't recently heard Vauxhall being called an American company, or one that's going to be French, or Jaguar Land Rover being described as Indian, or RR as German.

20 April 2017
Cé hé sin wrote:
xxxx wrote:

Why does every single Volvo article have to mention the word Swedish, it's ultimately controlled from China which is where the majority of it's cars will come from

I haven't recently heard Vauxhall being called an American company, or one that's going to be French, or Jaguar Land Rover being described as Indian, or RR as German.

That's because you don't know much about who owns what in the car world. I can't help that!

 

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19 April 2017
Made In China.
Says it all.

19 April 2017
Bazzer wrote:

Made In China.
Says it all.

Yes, like your phone. How is that doing?

20 April 2017
Yes, and it's crap. So you prove my point. If you are going to try and make a point, you're going to have to think more. Sadly, I think that may be beyond you.

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