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Volvo Will Make a V40 EV

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Volvo Will Make a V40 EV

Swedish automaker Volvo already has made a big, splashy announcement about electrifying its entire lineup. One of the key components of this push will be an all-electric V40 wagon, revealed by the company to Auto Express.

This new little wagon will compete directly against the Volkswagen Golf. Remember that VW has been forced into becoming a big player in the EV market. In the true fashion of capitalism, these two automakers, among others, are going toe-to-toe. We, the consumers, will benefit from the results.

There will be a plug-in hybrid version of the wagon, for people who have range anxiety. Both types of the car will use the same platform as the already-revealed XC40, meaning it should have a squat and stout appearance.

No detailed specs for the V40 EV are available. The company did tell Auto Express there should be at least two battery versions, providing different ranges. Volvo brass also hinted that it might come out with a 30 or 20 series, but didn’t go into detail.

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Steven has been writing about cars and other transportation issues worldwide for over ten years. His love for cars started long before he can remember, with Corvettes and 911s being his first car-crushes. Since then, he has owned many types of vehicles and has come to appreciate a wide variety of models, the diverse car culture groups, and the automotive industry in general.

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