Volvo focuses on safety again.
Swedish automaker Volvo recently announced that all of its models will be electrified by 2025. The plug-in hybrid and soft-hybrid propulsion systems that Volvo currently uses confirm a bold statement.
The next important step is, of course, a clean electric car, which will appear on the market this year. The flag will be carried by the popular XC40 SUV, which became last year's European car.
The Volvo XC40 is based on the CMA modular platform, which offers quite a lot of variability (which allows the use of hybrid technology with a plug-in module and a moderately hybrid technology), but the transition to a purely electric version will still mean further significant interventions.
The Swedes are well aware that safety is a top priority for Volvo customers, and so they leave nothing to be desired even with the XC40.
According to Volvo Cars Security Manager Raspberry Ekholma, the electric XC40 will be one of the safest cars ever made.
For example, a battery that must be stored in the vehicle floor receives an extruded aluminum safety cage. The whole body structure will also be strengthened.
The result of several months of effort can be seen in the first images of the individual components of the chassis and the drive itself. However, we learn more at the premiere of the electric car, which is scheduled for October 16.