All-electric Volvo XC40 coming later this year

The Swedish carmaker is not losing any time when it comes to electrification

Volvo has announced intentions of revealing a pure-electric variant for its XC40 SUV by the end of the year.

According to Automotive News citing unnamed Volvo officials, the full-electric XC40 will make a debut “before the end of the year.”

The move, however, is no surprise, not since the company desires that half of the car it sells to rely purely on electricity.

When the XC40 debuts, it will take the title as Volvo’s first-ever BEV. The same media outlet reports that the all-electric XC40 will sit on the CMA architecture developed in cooperation with Geely.

So far, Volvo has announced that the XC40 will be offered two hybrid guises - T5 Twin Engine plug-in and T4 Twin Engine, also plug-in - both  of them, together with the BEV version are expected to hit the streets by 2020.

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