Volvo anticipates its electric future with the unveiling of a new fully electric concept today. The Volvo Concept Recharge SUV serves as a manifesto for Volvo’s next generation of all-electric vehicles.
Concept Recharge is true to the history of Scandinavian design, with the philosophy of ‘less but better’ at its heart. For example, by removing the complication of the internal combustion engine, designers were able to develop the proportions of the automobile to improve interior space while simultaneously enhancing aerodynamic efficiency. As a result, the car provides genuinely better options to support a sustainable family life.
Volvo’s initial generation of electric cars share a floor with combustion engine-powered cars, necessitating a compromise in dimensions and space to accommodate both a battery pack and an internal combustion engine.
The next generation of Volvo’s fully electric cars, the first of which is the company’s first SUV on a completely new electric-only technological foundation, will have flat floors, as seen in the Concept Recharge.
The designers increased the car’s wheelbase and wheel size by eliminating the engine and replaced it with a full battery pack under the flat floor. As a result, the overhangs are shorter, and there is a lot more interior space, including a huge storage compartment between the front seats.
These improvements have prompted designers to rearrange the seats, optimise the roof profile, and reduce the bonnet of the Volvo Concept Recharge while preserving the high eye point adored by Volvo XC40, XC60, and XC90 drivers. When compared to a typical SUV, this approach results in aerodynamic efficiency advantages, which enhances range.
This concept car also debuts a new Volvo design language. Keeping with the ‘less is more’ philosophy, all unnecessary components have been eliminated, and what remains has been treated with a high-precision, clean implementation.
The traditional grille has been replaced with a shield-like structure, which is complemented by a new interpretation of Volvo Cars’ Thor’s Hammer headlamp design. These include the most recent HD technology-enabled pure graphic, which open at night to expose the primary lamp units.
Inside the Volvo Concept Recharge, the Volvo design language takes on new dimensions. The flat floor gives everyone within the car additional space and a better seating position.
A big, 15-inch standing touchscreen is at the heart of the company’s next-generation linked infotainment system’s improved user experience. Technology, which is designed to be logical and straightforward to use, contributes to a tranquil and quiet experience.
The latest infotainment technology complements the other characteristics of Scandinavian design: clean lines and liberal use of sustainable and natural materials inside the cabin.
Finally, the Concept Recharge reflects Volvo Cars’ safety plans for the future. A Luminar LiDAR sensor, which is a crucial component of Volvo Cars’ strategy for forthcoming safe autonomous driving technology, is installed in an ideal location on the roof to gather data on the cars surroundings.Source: Volvo