For electric cars Volvo will offer two versions of batteries

For electric cars Volvo will offer two versions of batteries

December 27, 2017 0 By autotimesnews

Volvo will offer two variants of batteries for its electric cars: basic and with increased capacity. About this, with reference to the head of research and development of the Swedish brand Henrik Greene, reports Auto Express.

“For each electric car, we will offer at least two versions of batteries. The base will cost less, but it will have a limited power reserve. There will be a variant with a large power reserve and more power, but for a lot of money, ” – Green said.

In Auto Express noted that the first electric car Volvo will be built on the modular platform CMA, used to create the crossover XC40. The electric car will be released under the Polestar brand. They will become a “charged” sedan, which will appear in the second half of 2019.

Greene also told the publication that the CMA platform will build a successor to the V40 hatchback. This model will compete for buyers with the BMW 1 Series, Audi A3 and Mercedes-Benz A-Class. The range of powertrains of the hatchback includes diesel 4-cylinder turbo, and gasoline supercharged units with three and four cylinders. The appearance of a hybrid and fully electric variant is not ruled out.

The latest innovation of Volvo is the compact crossover XC40. Together with it, the modular chassis CMA debuted on the production car. This platform the Swedish automaker was doing together with the Chinese company Geely. Together with the XC40, Volvo launched a subscription service for the car. The buyer, as part of the Care by Volvo program, will be able to use the machine, making monthly payments for it, and after 24 months, change to a new car.