You have under your eyes Volvo’s electric future. The Swedish manufacturer indeed presents the Concept Recharge, “A manifesto for the all-electric future of Volvo,” announces the brand.
It is not a simple zero emission vehicle, it is ” a new type of vehicle“, Comments Robin Page, Head of Design. “It displays new and modern proportions that go hand in hand with increased versatility, while demonstrating the multiple design possibilities offered by technology. », Adds the manager.
Halfway between an SUV and a station wagon, the Recharge presents the Volvo’s new styling language, in the spirit of “less but better”. All superfluous elements have been eliminated here. This gives a vehicle with fluid and clean lines.
The hood is down and sloping, the roofline is very streamlined and stretched rearward for aerodynamic matters, and the stern is steep. The wheels, imposing and aerodynamic, are pushed back to the four corners of the vehicle which makes thegigantic wheelbase. We also note that the traditional grille has been replaced by a shield-shaped structure. At the same time, Thor’s hammer-shaped lights have been revisited while at the rear we still find Volvo’s iconic vertical lights.
The antagonistic doors open on a spacious interior bathed in light, with a flat floor and provided with four individual seats. As outside, the atmosphere is refined. The dashboard, very horizontal, is very sober and a small digital instrument panel is installed behind the steering wheel as instrumentation. Only an imposing 15 inch vertical central touch screencomes to break this minimalist side. Volvo is also announcing a new generation of the infotainment system and a wide use of sustainable and natural materials.
On the other hand, not a word concerning the technical sheet of the machine. The brand ignores its power, the capacity of its battery or its potential autonomy. In the long term, Volvo nevertheless intends to offer up to 1,000 km of autonomy for its electric vehicles.
The manufacturer also intends to prioritize the safety of its occupants. For this, he is installing a LiDAR sensor on the roof of his Concept Recharge. This collects data on the environment of the car to allow autonomous driving.
The Recharge Concept will inspire a whole range of electric models, starting with a future SUV which should see the light of day in 2022.
In the meantime, discover the Volvo Concept Recharge on video.
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