Volvo Cars is preparing to manufacture in-house developed electric motors

3 November 2020, 23:50:51

Volvo Cars is preparing to manufacture in-house developed electric motorsOnce again, Volvo Cars declared its intention to become a fully electric car maker. Another step towards achieving this goal is the in-house development and manufacturing of electric motors. Volvo has started making heavy investments in this direction. It has opened a new electric motor laboratory in Shanghai, China, and already has a functioning one in Gothenburg, Sweden. It will mainly focus on electric motor development for use in fully electric and hybrid cars based on Volvo Cars’ forthcoming SPA 2 modular vehicle architecture.

According to Volvo Cars, electric motors, batteries, and power electronics are three crucial areas for success in building premium electric cars. By bringing the development of electric motors in-house Volvo engineers will be able to further optimize electric motors and the entire electric driveline in new Volvos. This approach will allow engineers to make further gains in terms of energy efficiency and overall performance.

Volvo Cars aims for 50% of its sales to be fully electric vehicles by 2025, with the rest hybrids. Its ambition is to become climate-neutral by 20240.

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