Volvo Vision 2025: How Today’s Models Are Shaping the Future of Volvo

It started not that long ago, with the transformation of the Volvo T8 engine platform from an eight-cylinder powerhouse to a dual-charged hybrid system that now cranks out up to 415 horsepower and 495 pound-feet of torque. But that was just the beginning. Volvo Vision 2025 puts the Swedish automaker on a path to at least five EVs in their lineup in just five years, and now the first model of that vision has landed in the Volvo XC40 Recharge.

Using an electric motor that generates 402 horsepower, can go over 200 miles on a full charge, and charges to 80 percent capacity in just 40 minutes, the Volvo XC40 Recharge is a phenomenal opening salvo in what is sure to be a full-on attack in converting their other models to electric-only power. The Recharge sub-brand is the heading under which Volvo’s 2025 Vision will come to light, and the XC40 edition is already making an impact before it is readily available in the Seattle area.

Currently, the XC40 Recharge is available only as a dual-motor EV, but it could easily add a single-motor option to create a lower price point for drivers to get in on the emission-free driving game. Considering the $50,000 price tag of the current XC40 Recharge, this would be a great move that would open the brand up to a wider market of buyers immediately.

Of course, with SUVs being as popular as they are, we can expect that the Volvo XC60 or Volvo XC90 are the next models to get the EV treatment. Considering the immense power already being produced to power the compact crossover, that same platform could be easily adopted to its larger siblings and most drivers would find a massive improvement. Consdering that ICE outputs for these models top out at 316 horsepower and the hybrid models generate 400 horsepower, the 408-horsepower and 487 pound-feet of torque from the current XC40 Recharge would suit these larger SUVs just fine.

We should also expect that EV arrangements will find their way into both the Volvo S60 and S90 lineups as well as the V60 and V90 wagon models. With a lineup as luxury focused as Volvo’s is, expect the larger ‘90’ trims to get their EV components before their smaller, sportier counterparts, but make no mistake that all of these are easily achievable by 2025.

The Polestar Difference

Using Polestar, Volvo’s performance division, to generate electric motors has already resulted in a great blend of power and efficiency. Keep an eye on that nameplate as we move forward to see exactly what is coming down the pike regarding electric Volvo power units, and be sure to contact Sandberg Northwest Volvo with any questions you have along the way.

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