Volvo has unveiled its new Recharge concept with which it advances how the technology of its next electric cars will be. We can see a preview of the upcoming 2022 Volvo XC90 as well.
White and bottled. If Volvo assures that by 2030 all its models will be electric and also advances that, by 2022, we will begin to know the substitute for the current XC90 SUV, which will also be zero emissions, we do not think we are wrong much if we now ensure that the new Recharge Concept just presented to us It already gives a good idea of what both projects will be like.
And, yes, Volvo has unveiled its new Recharge Concept this morning, announcing that it is ” a manifesto for the next generation of fully electric models ” of the brand. With an image somewhat more radical than its current large SUVs, the XC60 and XC90, the aesthetic guideline that it now promotes are that of “less but better”, seeking to “eliminate unnecessary elements.”
THE NEW VOLVO DESIGN
From this new design style, we can, therefore, already probably anticipate many of the features that the new XC90 will debut as of 2022. Starting with the front, the Recharge Concept replaces the usual grille with a shield-shaped structure with the illuminated Volvo emblem. At its sides, a new interpretation of the optics serves as an update to its usual Thor’s Hammer that showed the latest models of the manufacturer.
The bodywork, in addition, is much more aerodynamic, with long skirts, hidden and recessed door handles, and suicide rear doors, that is, opening contrary to usual. The panoramic glass roof, the very thin pillars, or the LiDAR sensor mounted on the roof are other curiosities of this prototype. Also, the rear area shows an advanced design, with more vertical lights, minimalist bumpers, and a small and new spoiler.
Volvo Recharge Concept: this is your interior.
The “less but better” concept is also carried over to the new interior of the Recharge Concept. Presided over by an infotainment system with a large 15-inch screen, the minimalist dash and digital instrumentation stand out, now mounted independently and on the steering column. It also shows 4 individual seats separated by floating center consoles and new storage compartments.
2022 Volvo XC90 AUTONOMY OF UP TO 1,000 KM
Regarding the technical specifications, Volvo has not advanced much information but it does seem that the concept is based on a new platform designed specifically for its new electric vehicles. The wheelbase is even longer than that of the Volvo XC90 and battery packs integrated into the chassis ensure a completely flat floor.
With this new structure, and with the partnership with Northvolt (a Swedish company specializing in batteries), Volvo aims to further optimize its batteries while increasing cell density by 50 percent. With this, the brand also aims to achieve a range of between 900 and 1,000 km in its next models. Also to cut charging times in half, thanks to the new 800V electrical architecture. Will the new XC90 get it all now?