Volvo C40 Crossover
Volvo C40 Crossover

Futuristic Volvo C40 Unleashed | Volvo to go all-electric by 2030

Volvo C40 Pure Electric Crossover Revealed

Volvo C40 Pixel Head Lights
Volvo C40 Pixel Head Lights

Volvo, one of the legacy manufacturers and a pioneer in automotive safety has unveiled the all-new Volvo C40 Pure Electric crossover based on the XC40 platform.

The Volvo C40 wil feature state of the art pixel technolgy headlights. Its propulsion will coprise of twin motors with a 78 kwh battery. The vehicle can be fast charged to 80% in just 40 minutes. The range for the C40 is estimated range at around 420 kms.

Volvo’s new EV is capable of receiving Over the Air updates. The infotainment system is based on Google’s Androids operating system with Google Maps, Google Assistant & the Google Play Store. The vehicle will also come with unlimited data.

The Interior of the C40 will be completely leather-free, and this will also apply to all future Volvo models to support sustainability. Volvo said in its presentation that the C40 will be revealed in New York, Milan and Tokyo.

Last year, Volvo Cars introduced its first-ever all-electric vehicle, the XC40 Recharge, in several markets globally.


Volvo to be a Pure EV Brand by 2030

Volvo C40 Charging
Volvo C40 Charging

Volvo Cars are committed to the rapidly growing premium market for EV’s, and it intends to become an all-electric brand over the coming decade.

By 2030, the company wants to phase ICE vehicles entirely, and this also includes Hybrids.

“We need profitable growth to remain successful. So instead of investing in a shrinking business, we choose to invest in the future—electric and online,” said Håkan Samuelsson, Chief Executive Officer. “We are fully focused on becoming a leader in the fast-growing premium electrical segment.”

This transition and the primary reason for becoming a Pure EV brand is to achieve the automaker’s goals of reducing its carbon footprint per vehicle produced. The automaker is seriously committed to its concrete climate plan.

The 2030 goal is to accelerate the strategic electrification plan of Volvo Cars, supported by a growing demand for EV’s over the past few years and a firm belief that perhaps the demand for internal combustion is dwindling. 

This decision is built on the consensus of legislation and the rapidly growing network of fast-charging stations globally. With this infrastructure in place, the consumer is more likely to accept the proposition of switching to an EV.

The company also announced that over the coming years, Volvo electric cars will make up 50% of its range by 2025, and the brand will achieve 100% electrification for its entire range by 2030. Volvo has set 2040 as the timeline to become completely carbon neutral.


All-Electric Volvo cars will be sold exclusively online

Volvo C40 Crossover
Volvo C40 Crossover

Volvo Cars is radically changing its strategy to serve its buyers and disrupt the present wholesale model by ultimately moving sales of its future electric vehicles completely online.

Volvo Care, the company’s online arm, will cater exclusively to the sale of all Electric vehicles only. The online portal will cater to the convenience aspect with the customer at the center.

While ordering an electric Volvo online, it comes with a convenient care plan that will include operation, roadside assistance, warranty, and insurance where applicable, along with home charging possibilities. 

“Online and off-line need to be fully and seamlessly integrated,” added Lex Kerssemakers. “Wherever the customer is in their journey – online, in a showroom, in a Volvo Studio, or driving the car – the customer experience needs to be top-notch.”

On its flagship store online, volvocars.com, the automaker will drastically streamline the task and minimize the number of steps required in signing up for an all-electric Volvo. 

Customers will have the ability to choose from a range of attractive pre-configured Volvos that are ready for easy and convenient ordering and can be quickly delivered.


Source: Press Release