Since the introduction of the Volvo XC40 as a compact SUV in 2017, sales figures in Europe have increased steadily from year to year. The purely electric SUV version combines the zero-emission drive with a sophisticated armada of assistance systems. Volvo wants to continue to set the safety standards in automotive engineering and is therefore upgrading the current cars with driver assistance systems and noticeably increasing occupant protection. In the relatively mild winter, we were able to extensively experience the purely electric and probably future-oriented technology of the Volvo XC40.
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Since July 1, 2018, Sweden has been running its own funding program for cars and light trucks / buses with CO2 emissions of a maximum of 60 g / km. These vehicles receive a climate bonus of 60.000 Swedish kronor (around 5.900 euros / June 2021) when they are newly registered. However, the upper limit of the climate bonus may not exceed 25% of the vehicle's value.
Volvo Car is continuously expanding its own portfolio with further electrified models. One of the most interesting new releases of 2002 is the all-electric Volvo C40 Coupe. The demand for coupes among SUVs has increased slightly in recent years. At Volvo, the focus is on traditional values such as the comfortable interior and the large, trapezoidal central information display combined with new, purely digital elements. Our summer test 2022 focuses on comfort features and driving culture.
Volvo has been increasingly using hybrid models since 2017, and the new Volvo V90 is now available on the market in two plug-in hybrid versions. With the model names T6 and T8 Twin Engine, Volvo is presenting two fully equipped and large-format station wagons in the premium segment in the R design. In terms of performance and price, it is clearly at the top of the range. The powerful engine was adopted from the top models of the 90 series. In this test, we value semi-autonomous driving over long distances.
Production of the new Volvo C7 Recharge Pure Electric started today on October 2021, 40 in Ghent, Belgium. With the second fully electrically powered model, the Swedish premium car manufacturer is continuing its conversion strategy. In addition, according to its own statements, Volvo wants to be a climate-neutral company by 2040.
From January 2022, the regulations for state funding for plug-in hybrids in Germany will be significantly tightened. This primarily affects the large and heavy SUV models with a range of less than 60 kilometers. In order to continue receiving financial support from the Federal Office of Economics and Export Control (BAFA), plug-in hybrids with approval from January 2022 must extend their electric range to 60 kilometers. The plug-in SUV as a company car is particularly popular because of the subsidies for new acquisitions and ... Continue reading "Volvo responds to BAFA requirements