Volvo Shows New Concept Recharge, Previewing Future EV Design Signature
Volvo has already taken several significant steps towards electrifying its lineup, and in fact we’ve already seen the all-electric XC40 Recharge introduced to the world. We also already know an all-electric variant of the XC60 is on the way. The company, recall, has promised to make its lineup of vehicles fully electric by 2030.
Today the automaker presented a new prototype in virtual form, the Concept Recharge, which looks in many respects like a modernized version of the Volvo V60 Cross Country, though of course the official description for it is that it’s a crossover SUV. No surprise there.
The concept, which exists for now in virtual form only, is designed with a whole new platform dedicated to all-electric powertrains, that allows for creating an interior space with a fully flat floor, and for a long wheelbase.
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Like with other EVs recently introduced to the world, the traditional front grille is gone, though its replacement, a solid shield-like structure, still gets the Thor’s Hammer headlights flanking it in true Volvo style. And in true futuristic concept style, there are no door handles, and the silhouette is super-streamlined with the roofline arcing back all the way to a hatch at the back that stands very vertical and angular, only inches behind the rear wheels.Read more