Volvo has a new marking for electric carsOctober 24, 2019
The fact that the Swedish brand called its first electric car Volvo XC40 Recharge, we have already talked about. Now, the automaker decided to explain the “full name” of his sensational novelty.
The full name of the novelty is quite complex, and the average buyer can well do without it. The Volvo XC40 Recharge is more than enough. However, each symbol in the full name of the novelty – Volvo XC40 P8 AWD Recharge – has its own meaning, which allows us to get acquainted with the new Volvo marking for electric cars. So, the letter “P” in the abbreviation of the electric crossover indicates its belonging to the segment of “green” cars. “Eight” – an indication of power, ranging from 70 to 80 kW / h, and AWD – the designation of four-wheel drive. The word “Recharge”, in turn, is used to name a new family, which will include both fully electric cars and hybrids.
Over time, the company intends to switch to a two-digit marking of the battery capacity, but there are no details on this issue yet.
Also in the designation of Volvo models it will be possible to meet the letters “T” and “B”. The first automaker borrowed from the Twin Engine line of hybrids, while the second indicates the presence of Mild Hybrid technology with a 48-volt starter generator. In the model range “B” it will be possible to meet gasoline and diesel models. But with the letter “D” in the name of their cars, the brand says goodbye. The company plans by 2025 to make sure that half of global sales fall on the new P family, the second half will belong to the T and B hybrids.
Recall that earlier our portal talked about how the Mini company will revive the name Traveler for a new family minivan. Auto experts call the future novelty the heir to the BMW i3.
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