With the Concept Recharge, the Swedish manufacturer has now shown what new electric cars Volvo wants to sell in the future. This concept vehicle gives a glimpse of the electric Volvo cars that will hit the market in the next few years. We have pictures and information for you.
This new Volvo Recharge concept gives you an idea of what the manufacturer’s upcoming electric cars will look like and what technology they will get. Read on for all the details.
- Volvo Concept Recharge revealed
- A first look at future electric Volvos
- Partly SUV, partly station wagon styling
- Flat bottom for maximum space in the interior
- 15-inch infotainment system
- Autonomous technology preview
- It Will not go into production, will affect upcoming cars
This is the Volvo Concept Recharge – a first look at the upcoming wave of electric cars from the Swedish manufacturer.
The Concept Recharge is partly SUV, partly station wagon and indicates what the new Volvo vehicles will look like and how their clever flat-floor design should provide much more space in the interior.
The Concept Recharge combines the high seating position of an SUV with the elongated, box-shaped shape of a station wagon. You can think of it as the result of putting the ingredients for a Volvo XC90 and a V90 in a blender and shaking them thoroughly.
It’s a Volvo – thanks to the “Thor’s Hammer” headlights and ultra-thin L-shaped taillights … Expect these features to reappear in the next wave of Volvo vehicles.
Since it is an electric car, there is no radiator grille on the front, but an angular panel in the color of the car, which is located over a black trim strip.
On top of the roof, you can see what appears to be a rally-inspired roof scoop, but this houses the sensors for the built-in, clever autonomous technology. We’ll come back to that in a moment …
Volvo Concept Recharge: interior and infotainment
The key to the interior of the Concept Recharge is the placement of the batteries. Since they lie completely flat under the car, they do not affect the passenger compartment.
The seats, which look like a first-class airplane, show only and won’t make it into production models, but you should see the 15-inch touchscreen infotainment system in future Volvo vehicles.
It is said to use “next-generation software” to provide a “calm and serene experience”. This means that it will have more functions and should be easier to use than the systems found in today’s Volvos.
Volvo Concept Recharge Safety equipment
Back to the hump on the roof of the Volvo Concept Recharge. There is a LiDAR sensor there, which plays a major role in the work of autonomous systems.
The actual details of the self-driving technology are still very vague, but the sensor on the roof is helping to gather more accurate data on what is happening around the car.
Battery and range
Although the exact battery details of the Concept Recharge are unknown, Volvo is aiming to achieve a range of 1,000 kilometers by the end of the decade.
Start of production
That sounds good? Then, unfortunately, we still have to disappoint you at the moment, don’t reach for your wallet. The Concept Recharge will not go into series production – at least not in this form.
Its design will influence the manufacturer’s upcoming all-electric cars, however, and that will likely include the roof-mounted LiDAR sensors.
The fruits of this development will soon be seen, as Volvo wants to switch to a purely electric offer by 2030.