Source: AutoVerdict
April 1, 2019
by Nick Saporito

Volvo says a fully-electric version of its XC40 crossover will debut by the end of this year. The battery-electric XC40 will also be joined by two plug-in hybrid variants.*

Details as to when the electric XC40 will actually bow were not disclosed, but*Automotive News*is reporting the brand confirmed its debut at a recent event in Sweden. The XC40 will mark Volvo Group's second battery-electric vehicle, with the first being the recently-revealed Polestar 2. Both models are built atop the company's Compact Modular Architecture (CMA).*

The electric XC40 is slated to be on sale by the end of 2020, as is the Polestar 2.*

Volvo has previously announced the XC40 T5 Twin Engine, which is the SUV's first plug-in hybrid variant. Volvo has also stated a T4 Twin Engine model will arrive at some point as well.*

These plans advance Volvo's goal of having half of its global sales be from electrified vehicles by the year 2025.*

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