Volvo Cars has led the world in safety innovations for close to 100 years, and now the Volvo electric cars for sale at Richmond will help lead the way for the next 100 with clean Volvo Drive-E powertrains. Volvo Cars has stated that it will be the first OEM to completely dissolve production of the ICE (internal combustion engine) by 2030, thanks to their use of Volvo Drive-E technology. Motivated by international climate change data and the sustainability of luxurious motoring, Volvo Cars has a vision of the future as clean as the air we all deserve to breathe. Find out more about Volvo Drive-E technology below and learn more about the Volvo XC40 Recharge EV here.

Volvo Drive-E Technology. There's Only One Reason

Volvo Cars has been credited with saving over 1M lives. But now Volvo electric cars are being produced with Drive-E technology to help save the environment. Volvo Drive-E powertrains are designed to bring efficient, electrified, & environmentally-friendly mobility to our fleet of distinctive luxury vehicles. Be on the lookout for the following changes to the Volvo Cars fleet:

  • ½ of all Volvo cars sold by 2025 will be electrified
  • At least one new electrified model per year will be introduced
  • Volvo Cars will be 100% electric by 2030
  • Volvo Cars will be environmentally neutral by 2040

This future is made tangible with the 2021 Volvo XC40 Pure Electric SUV available now, as well as with the Volvo C40 Recharge EV coming later this year. EV mobility has never been more accessible and essential than right now.

Life With Any of Our Volvo Electric Cars for Sale

Range anxiety is a thing of the past. As are concerns of where charging might be available or how long it might take. Let's take a look at a few noteworthy facts that make owning any of our Volvo electric SUVs a breeze. Continue to research Volvo pure electric mobility or continue reading for additional ownership information.

  • Here's how you charge your EV: In short, like any other vehicle, you get it and run about your day. Like an ICE vehicle, you replenish your "fuel" when necessary. Superior to ICE vehicles, your Volvo Recharge model offers onboard charging systems that will prolong battery life and help charge along the way. Another chief benefit over ICE vehicles, your EV can replenish your "fuel" with a basic plug at home or any public EV charging station. To get 0-80% full takes as little as about 30 minutes.

  • Gas vs. electricity costs: Many cities and municipalities offer free charging as an incentive to visit and park at city centers or retail locations. When pay-per-charge is required, the cost outperforms traditional fueling. Lastly, Volvo EVs qualify for up to $7,500 in federal tax credits. There is no such credit for ICE vehicles.

  • What is regenerative braking? An essential component of the Volvo Drive-E system, regenerative braking (or "regen braking") is the process by which your battery is charged through kinetic energy capture while your vehicle is under braking. You may notice a "drag" on your vehicle when your foot is off the accelerator. This is regen braking at work. You can also adjust the regen strength to resemble normal vehicle coasting (though regen capture is slightly diminished).

The current EV offering from Volvo Cars is the Volvo XC40 2021 Pure Electric SUV, with the Volvo C40 Recharge expected a little later in 2021.

Efficient Powertrains From Volvo Cars

To understand where any Volvo Drive-E engine comes from, we need to look back in time when Volvo Cars defined power and performance by cylinder numbers with their family of VEA (Volvo Engine Architecture) engines. Technologies advanced, and by 2013, the new Volvo S60 and Volvo V60 were among the first to have the new Volvo Drive-E engine.


But what is Drive-E Volvo technology, exactly? At its core, Drive-E technology is all about creating efficiencies by implementing the most effective technologies. For instance, turbocharging & supercharging (with the T6 engine) allow for greater efficiency through forced induction. T5 engines also make use of forced induction, but only by turbocharging. If you're wondering which vehicles utilize these particular engines, the Volvo V60 T5 FWD would be a great place to start, as would the Volvo XC60 T5 FWD.

A key distinction between these two models, however, is that the Volvo V60 will offer FWD on all models except the Volvo V60 Cross Country. The Volvo XC60 gives you a bit more flexibility between powertrain setups, including the T5 (in FWD or AWD), the T6 (with AWD), or hybrid variants that offer eAWD.


Supplemental FAQs

There is plenty to absorb when considering the future of mobility as well as model availability and lifestyle compatibility. To that end, we've made a hot-list of some common questions that we field here at Volvo Cars Richmond, including:

What is the price of the Volvo XC40 Pure Electric?

You can discover your Volvo XC40 Recharge for a starting MSRP of $53,990.1 Don't mistake the starting MSRP as a designation assigned to a model without substantial features. Your Volvo XC40 Recharge comes with over 21-inches of digital displays, Volvo Intellisafe ADAS controls, and an impressive 402hp.

When will Volvo Cars go all-electric?

Volvo Cars has targeted a complete transfer to EV mobility no later than 2030. Well on their way to achieving this goal, 2025 marks the year where all Volvo vehicles will be sold as electrified models (whether hybrid or fully EV).

What is the Volvo XC40 Pure Electric release date?

The Volvo XC40 Recharge EV is available for lease or purchase now! Be on the lookout for a model-trim exclusive color that will further augment your distinctive vehicle. Later this year, the Volvo C40 Recharge is expected to join the Volvo XC40 Recharge in showrooms at a retailer near you.


What is Volvo Drive-E?

Volvo Drive-E is a name assigned to the latest family of engines from Volvo Cars. Efficient and powerful, you can make the most out of conventional and electrified technology with any of them.

Volvo Electric Cars for Sale. For Our Planet

Thank you for being part of the solution to one of the most pressing needs facing humanity today. By offering Volvo Drive-E technology and other sustainable mobility practices, our Volvo Cars dealership proudly supports your lifestyle. We have EV specialists on hand to answer any additional questions you may have. Additionally, it's worth a glance in our pre-owned inventory to take advantage of handsome savings on early Drive-E vehicles like the Volvo XC70 and Sensus Infotainment equipped 2016 Volvo XC90.

Volvo Cars has been leading the way in safety solutions for almost a century and now champions the protection of the greatest asset for all. We welcome you as a partner on this incredible journey and invite you to begin here, with us.


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