Volvo is all set to bring in the XC40 and the V40 hatchback in pure electric versions in 2019 and they will come with the option of two battery packs. The new hatchback will be built on the same Compact Modular Architecture (CMA) as the XC40, powered by a range of three- and four-cylinder engines, a plug-in hybrid powertrain and, for the first time, a pure-electric setup.
There will be at least two different battery sizes on offer for each electric car where the base variant will be more cost-efficient, but with a slightly limited range. There will also be a bigger option with a higher price, but more range and more power. The expanded electric range is part of the Swedish manufacturer’s plan to sell 1 million electric cars by 2025. Every Volvo sold from 2019 will feature some form of electrification, while the company wants to have its factories carbon neutral by the time 2025 rolls around.