Swedish automaker Volvo will announce its plans for the electrification in the upcoming years on September 21 at 3pm CEST via Youtube starting the countdown for the launch of the new fully electric SUV in Q4 2022.
“A new era for Volvo Cars starts on September 21, when we begin to count down towards the launch of our new, fully electric flagship SUV,” Volvo CEO wrote on LinkedIn.
By 2030, Volvo intends to only sell fully electric cars and phase out any car in its global portfolio with an internal combustion engine including hybrids as stated in early 2021.
Rowan added that the new era will be defined by “core compute technology, next generation electrification and new standards in safety – powered by LiDAR”.
“All of this will be enabled by Volvo Cars’ unique software – continuing our almost 100-year legacy of innovation,” Volvo CEO said.
According to the news outlet Drive, the automaker trademarked the name “Embla” in October 2021 for the fully electric model that is expected to offer bidirectional charging and also the Vehicle to Grid (V2G) technology.
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When commenting the interior of the Concept Recharge, Volvo’s Head of Design Robin Page enhanced the technology planned for the final version while mentioning the sustainability of the material chosen.
“The interior integrates our latest user experience technology with beautiful, sustainable and natural materials. Each part of the interior is like a piece of art and could stand alone as individual furniture in a room,” Page said.
Recently, the company announced the first 15 Starbucks locations where the ChargePoint EV chargers will be available along a 1,350-mile route from Seattle to the Denver area.
In late July, Volvo announced a new over-the-air (OTA) software update for all of its cars with Google built-in, with the addition of Apple CarPlay being the most anticipated by customers. The new update will be available in 14 new markets and Volvo expects it to be deployed in more than 200,000 vehicles.