Volvo responds to strong e-auto demand and drives production 2021 high

Volvo responds to strong e-auto demand and drives production 2021 high-demand

Step by step Volvo continues towards E-Mobility. Only in the autumn of last year was started with series production of the electrical SUV XC40 Recharge. Already at the beginning of 2021, the automobile manufacturer divides significantly to increase production for the current year. A tripling of production capacities for electric cars in the factory in the Belgian Ghent is planned. The reason for this is the strong demand for the company’s arithmetic models.

Thus, the share of the arithmetic cars on the total sales in 2020 more than doubled compared to 2019. By 2022, the capacity for electric cars in the Ghent plant will have more than tripled to today and account for around 60 percent of the entire production capacity of the factory. Already last year Volvo, after increased demand for their Phev, has gone a similar step. At that time, the production capacities had also been increased.

Ghent is currently preparing to take a second full-electric Volvo model in production this year on the basis of the CMA modular vehicle architecture. The work already manufactures the XC40 Recharge, the first fully electric car of the company, as well as a plug-in hybrid version of the XC40.

“Our future is electrically, and the customer clearly pleases what they see from our recharge cars. While we continue to electrify our product range and increase our electrical production capacities, Ghent is a true pioneer for our global production network.”- Javier Varela, head of global industrial processes and quality at Volvo

Already in 2025, 50 percent of all sold vehicles of the Swedish brand have a purely electric drive. The rest of hybrids. Because Volvo Cars has set itself the goal of becoming a premium electric car company, and in the coming years, the company will bring several fully electric cars to market. While Ghent is the first plant in the global production network, which starts with the construction of electric cars, the company also has plans to increase the production capacities for electric cars in other plants around the globe.

Consistently electrically stands in the first place. Nevertheless, Volvo is sure, its own battery cell production is currently no option. A bottleneck in the raw material supply for lithium-ion batteries is not in sight. Together with Samsung SDI you also work on future battery solutions. Instead of their own manufacturing of batteries, Volvo Cars shared in early December 2020, that in the future, electric motors in the drive train in SkOvde, Sweden, will be assembled. By mid-decade, the car manufacturer also plans to build a complete in-house production of e-engines. For this purpose, Volvo Cars will invest around 68 million euros in the coming years.

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  1. In my opinion, Volvo has the problem that there is no independent electro platform.
    Why are people drive a bigger car?
    The minority does this probably from a low-cost complex.
    The majority of people buys a larger car because they have a larger footprint.
    If now on a platform, such as the MEB platform of VW with the same external dimension, a significantly larger indoor and trunk is created, the probably becomes a sales argument when I live in a big city – and to give me a new parking lot every night somewhere.

    As I said, apart from a compensating potency problem, a few XC 90 vehicles are likely to drive around in Berlin, whose driver does not call their own garage their own.

    For all the people who have a green conscience also comes a larger vehicle – with more consumption for smaller space requirements – probably not in the narrower selection.

    Volvo should therefore begin to think forward and not, as for a short time (still subsidies) increased plugin hybrid needs, always only to run the market afterwards.
    A look at the electric master country Norway and the decline of plugins there over the last few years – and above all in the future!
    Should be enough as a warning here


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