2025 Volvo XC70 EV – Volvo aims to become a fully-electric vehicle company by 2030. According to a new report, a Volvo XC70-like EV has been in development and will be launched sometime in 2025/2024.
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Automotive News reports the size of the Volvo V546, codenamed Volvo V546, is approximately the same as the XC60 and XC90 models. Hakan Samson, CEO of Volvo Cars, stated that the brand would start calling its cars proper names, not alphanumerics, in July 2021. The Volvo V546 comes in two platforms. There is the SPA 2, a board that can be used to create a large cabin, and the SEA 1 platform. Volvo claims that they will use this platform to produce certain products, such as entry-level EVs like the XC20.
The Volvo XC70 EV could be the next Volvo to adopt mega casting, which means large parts of the car can be made out of one piece of aluminum instead of hundreds. This allows for more efficient production and costs savings. Mikael Ferrmer, VOLVO’s vehicle platform architect, stated that this would enable designers to use space more effectively and create a tighter vehicle. Fermer claims that this type of manufacturing allows for design flexibility which can allow for optimized designs on all body types. All parts that are taken out will be put back into a furnace for reuse. Fermer said that the first vehicle that would benefit from this manufacturing technique had not been presented externally (not yet shown as a conceptual model), but he had confirmed that it would be making its debut in 2025. Volvo has yet to announce mega-casting plans for its Torslanda facility. This is the largest Volvo plant. Volvo will spend USD 1.085million on the upgrade.
Hyundai Motor Group is testing the Genesis GV60 electric vehicle charger. Volvo Cars will test wireless charging using a small fleet of vehicles that it has delivered to Caroline. All XC40 Recharge units will be charged at Gothenburg’s wireless charging stations. Momentum Dynamics supplied the wireless charging stations to Volvo Cars. It would be necessary to have a wireless charging receiver. Volvo Cars claims that it can charge at 40 kW. This will allow charging to be done almost as fast as a 50 kW DC fast charge. Volvo Cars will conduct wireless charging tests in the XC40 recharge units that were delivered to Caroline for three years. An electric mid-size SUV with a receiver unit will also be included.
Volvo claims future Volvos will feature a large touch screen and responsive interaction. This interaction is accessible via voice commands and touch, but it will not contain any “information buried deep in menus or many clicks away span> A high-resolution driver information screen with relevant information such as speed and battery levels will be included on the screen. The driver will be able to focus on the road with the help of a heads-up display.
Volvo has announced that the replacement for the XC90 (allegedly called the Volvo Embla) will feature LiDar technology from Luminar and an autonomous driving computer powered by the Nvidia Drive Orin chip. Volvo claims that this will enable customers to have access to advanced autonomous driving systems through over-the-air updates. As technology improves and regulations for autonomous vehicles become more clear, these systems will be refined and improved.
The system will reduce accidents in Volvo cars and increase safety, so customers will benefit from lower insurance rates. It is recommended that more Volvos be fitted with LiDar, if at all possible. The same technology could also be used to benefit the Volvo XC70 EV. Volvo’s future Volvos will be equipped with backup systems for steering/braking and could drive independently without supervision, provided that regulations permit.
2025 Volvo XC70 EV Release Date
Automotive News reports that Volvo’s North Charleston, South Carolina plant will produce the V546. Volvo plans to manufacture the EV-exclusive V546 at their China plant (unknown). Volvo anticipates producing 100,000 units annually worldwide. China will receive 60% of the profits and the USA 40%. The Polestar 3 will be made in South Carolina. The Polestar 3 will also be produced in South Carolina. The Volvo XC70 Equivalent EV will launch sometime in 2025. A completely new name would be used.