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Volvo XC40 EV Version Coming Before End of 2019

Volvo XC40 Electric | Photo: Volvo
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Daniel Rufiange
The XC40 EV will be the first all-electric model in Volvo’s long history

It was an open secret, but Volvo has finally confirmed that it will officially launch the all-electric version of its XC40 before the 2019 year is out.

The announcement was made with so little fanfare that it almost went unnoticed. In fact the news leaked out as part of an interview Volvo gave to Automotive News Europe during an automotive event. And beyond confirming the pending arrival of the XC40 EV, Volvo provided no other details.

The regular XC40 made its debut in 2017 and has been a solid success for the brand. Built on the automotive group’s CMA platform, it was first presented with a conventional  combustion engine, but that architecture was always conceived with the idea that it could accommodate hybrid and fully electric powertrains.

| Photo: Volvo

The all-electric XC40 will be the first of its kind produced by Volvo.

That is, if you don’t count Polestar, the company’s EV division. Models from that company should start to appear on the market in the coming months.

We’ll have to wait to confirm it, but we wouldn’t be surprised if the XC40 incorporates technologies developed by Polestar.

Daniel Rufiange
Daniel Rufiange
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