In pics: Volvo sets the tone for its future electric cars

Volvo has unveiled Concept Recharge - a fully electric concept vehicle - that shows the elements of changes expected in upcoming vehicles from the Swedish carmaker.
By HT Auto Desk
| Updated on: 01 Jul 2021, 09:25 AM
Volvo unveiled the Concept Recharge vehicle as it aims to be an all-electric car brand by 2030. The Concept Recharge is designed to show how Volvo's design will change for pure electric cars. For example, instead of the grille, there is now a large front shield. It is complemented by an evolution of 'Thor's hammer' headlights with HD technology.
1/7 Volvo unveiled the Concept Recharge vehicle as it aims to be an all-electric car brand by 2030. The Concept Recharge is designed to show how Volvo's design will change for pure electric cars. For example, instead of the grille, there is now a large front shield. It is complemented by an evolution of 'Thor's hammer' headlights with HD technology.
The Volvo Concept Recharge is based on a philosophy that Volvo says is an extension of its Scandinavian design heritage. The Volvo Concept Recharge is seen as a possible electric successor to the XC90.
2/7 The Volvo Concept Recharge is based on a philosophy that Volvo says is an extension of its Scandinavian design heritage. The Volvo Concept Recharge is seen as a possible electric successor to the XC90.
The base of future Volvo cars will be completely flat, just like the concept car unveiled, to accommodate the batteries and extend the wheelbase.
3/7 The base of future Volvo cars will be completely flat, just like the concept car unveiled, to accommodate the batteries and extend the wheelbase.
Compared to a conventional Volvo SUVs like the XC40, XC60 and XC90, the aerodynamics have been improved, which brings positive benefits for range that it can potentially offer.
4/7 Compared to a conventional Volvo SUVs like the XC40, XC60 and XC90, the aerodynamics have been improved, which brings positive benefits for range that it can potentially offer.
The flat base, which will house the battery pack, and the extended wheelbase provides a spacious interior for the Volvo Concept Recharge. It shows how future Volvo all-electric models may look like from the inside.
5/7 The flat base, which will house the battery pack, and the extended wheelbase provides a spacious interior for the Volvo Concept Recharge. It shows how future Volvo all-electric models may look like from the inside.
The seats have been repositioned and a storage area has been added between the front seats. Given the absence of the engine, the hood of the car has also been modified, which allowed optimising the roof line to improve aerodynamics.
6/7 The seats have been repositioned and a storage area has been added between the front seats. Given the absence of the engine, the hood of the car has also been modified, which allowed optimising the roof line to improve aerodynamics.
There is also a large 15-inch screen that stands out on the inside. It incorporates the next generation infotainment system and connected services that the company is developing.
7/7 There is also a large 15-inch screen that stands out on the inside. It incorporates the next generation infotainment system and connected services that the company is developing.
First Published Date: 01 Jul 2021, 09:25 AM IST
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