Volvo is preparing for a new generation of electric vehicles
Volvo is now in a good position. Over the past decade, the Swedish company has made two bold gambling games. Significant rejection of two different car ownership models and two characteristics of high-end cars, performance and flexibility for decades. In other words, Volvo is not a sports car (although the company can own and eat cake, because its performance is in the very successful Polish sub-product domain). As a result, Volvo is now able to dismantle its internal combustion engine, increase safety and innovation, and make us all think differently about our cars.
We recently launched the new XC40 Recharge, Volvo’s first and the new Clean Evin, the electric XC40 SUV. We talked to Robin Page, the design director of Volvo Cars, and the team about the C40, XC40’s more copied, compact brother, before it was sold at the end of the year. The XC40 is an excellent first effort, even though it ends in the shadow of the pistachio, which is only in the heat of the 70’s. Easily styled and well-proportioned, although the car looks smaller than it looks on the road, the Volvo’s beautiful design is a perfect fit for a modern SUV.
The Volvo XC40 recharge is the company’s first clean EV
True to the company’s new code of conduct, the XC40 eliminates such fragments as a confined suspension or ‘sport’ mode, or any other driving modes. Instead, it’s all about simplicity – log in and go. With a key in your pocket, you don’t even have a ‘Start’ key to push. Amazingly, the XC40 is far from the usual, most visible range indicator and by default shows only the remaining percentage of battery. This is probably a clever psychology, a way to get rid of regional stress. If your trips are usually short, it usually works; It is a different matter on long journeys. A week in the XC40 exposed the frustration of the UK’s charging infrastructure. Simply put, there are still nowhere near enough charging stations. Now that most new EVs can receive a fast charger (at least 22 kWh per hour), there is no excuse to build new slow chargers, but most chargers still only charge your car fraudulently.
The XC40 is a great electric car that can be improved only when it is equipped with infrastructure. His new brother, the C40, shares many parts, but has an efficient body shape. It is a little more ambitious. Lisa Reeves, senior director of exterior design and head of interior design, represents the transition to C40 as a page and co-workers. “The front, for example, we don’t want a grill, so the car can be closed to have a clear design language,” says Meyer, of course, still using our ‘hammer’ lights and ‘metal sign’ logo. ‘Aerodynamics is also a key consideration. They are very important in an electric vehicle. We now have air conditioning experts in the design department, because the biggest impact is their involvement at the beginning of the process.
The Volvo XC40 charger is characterized by very straightforward design details
Page and his team acknowledge that “the benefits of lighting are truly in line with Volvo’s philosophy.” The combination of introspection, creativity, clean, Scandinavian-inspired design and safety can go unnoticed by going to EVs. Volvo is now more involved than most companies in ten years. These include plans to eliminate the entire supply chain from carbon, as well as commitment to ethical materials, including the “vegan” components first seen on the C40 Recharge. The C40 also includes interior decorative panels made of recycled plastic made from recycled plastic bottles. After more than 18 months of epidemics, the state of the world’s automotive industry is based on particularly impressive sales growth.
The interior of the upcoming Volvo C40 recharge will include recycled materials
Well, like the XC40 and C40, you can say that Volvo’s design team is a bit of a champion to be released on a clean EV platform. A sample of the company’s upcoming products can be seen in the new concept. Previewing the next generation of Volvo full electric cars, the concept-filled product version will be the first Volvo SUV on a pure electric platform, with completely flat floors and a very spacious interior. Although the coach doors and the individual business class seats do not enter the showroom, all new Volvos share the minimalist approach to this concept. The page describes it as “from the back of the front logo” to the interior of the Scandinavian style “less but better”. Volvo is also on the roof of the next generation of LiDAR sensors with a constant emphasis on safety. The future is fast approaching, and Volvo will be there to meet him. .