Volvo will unwrap first EV with 400 km range by 2019

Volvo has now officially announced that its first electric vehicle will debut in 2019, offer at least 400 km of range on a single charge, and cost somewhere between $35,000 to $40,000. Lex Kerssemakers, Volvo Car USA’s Chief Executive Officer, confirmed such details as he spoke with members of the press at the Geneva auto show, according to Automotive News. When the company first unveiled plans to build an electric vehicle, there were questions regarding whether the notional vehicle would come at a price higher than Volvo’s already-steep line-up and offer enough miles on a single charge that’ll make it more useful than an urban commuter car, as Engadget puts it. The easy answer to both concerns is yes. The price range given by Kerssemakers puts the 2019 EV at the lower end of Volvo’s oft-pricey vehicle line-up.