Volvo has unveiled an electric concept car called Concept Recharge. The experimental car should provide insight into future models of the Swedish brand, including the flagship XC90 crossover.
Volvo Recharge has a completely flat floor where batteries are installed. The absence of an internal combustion engine allowed the designers to make very short overhangs and stretch the wheelbase as much as possible, which provided a very spacious interior. In addition, the crossover has no B-pillars and the rear doors open against the direction of travel. At the same time, it is not yet known whether such a solution will be used on production cars.
An optical LiDAR rangefinder is installed on the roof of the Volvo Concept Recharge, which should become standard equipment of future cars. It will be included in a whole complex of sensors and sensors responsible for the operation of semi-automatic control systems.
In emergency situations, the electronics will be able to independently control the main systems of the car, including steering and brakes. There is no data on the technical characteristics of the concept car yet.
Earlier it became known that the next-generation Volvo XC90 large crossover will debut in 2022.
In March 2021, Volvo officially announced that by 2030 there will be no cars in its lineup with gasoline or diesel internal combustion engines, including hybrids. The Swedes noted that in 10 years the popularity of environmentally friendly cars will increase significantly due to the emergence of a large number of charging stations, as well as changes in legislation.
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