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.