Report says first all-electric Volvo is a hatchback here in 2019

It will be an all-new model, not related to anything in the current range

Volvo will launch its first all-electric vehicle in 2019 and we already know what it’s going to look like.

Autocar recently published a report suggesting said all-electric vehicle will be a production version of the 40.2 concept which the manufacturer showed in 2017.

Riding on the manufacturer’s CMA (short for Compact Modular Architecture), the production spec 40.2 aims to offer a maximum range of 310 miles / 500 km, although the concept only had 217 miles / 350 km.

The source quotes Volvo R&D boss Henrik Green, who suggests future Volvo EVs will have modular battery packs (you will be able to pay more for bigger batteries, longer range) but it has not yet been decided what the minimum range is going to be.

Green said “We are building a modular system to meet different customer sectors, both in battery size and electric motor configuration. The goal is to address the broader population with cost-efficient solutions and then address a more premium segment with more motor power and longer range.”

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