With the emerging trend of Electric Vehicles (EVs) currently popularized in the Malaysian market, Volvo Car Malaysia has introduced the all-new XC40 Recharge Pure Electric with the announcement of their transition to becoming a fully electric company by 2030. Until now, Volvo is the only automotive maker in Malaysia with a full range of locally-assembled (CKD) Plug-in Hybrids.
Before aiming for the goal of going fully electric in 2030 in the near future, Volvo Car Malaysia targeted to reach 75% of the pure electric line-up by 2025 as they aim to be the leading company in producing premium EVs in Malaysia. Hence, to start their journey in the EV industry, Volvo proudly presents the XC40 Recharge Pure Electric as the first-ever fully electric car. The XC40 Recharge Pure Electric is referred to as a small premium SUV where the four wheels EV is capable to travel up to 418 km with a single charge.
Charles Frump, Managing Director of Volvo Car Malaysia, said: “Volvo Car Malaysia is ready to implement Volvo’s global plan for a fully electric line-up by 2030, starting with the launch of the XC40 Recharge Pure Electric today. By mid-decade, we’re aiming to reduce our overall CO2 lifecycle emissions per car by 40 per cent. This means more than simply reducing tailpipe emissions – electrification is not enough.”
By having its local assembly plant in Malaysia, Volvo will use this opportunity to introduce many more EVs in the next five years. This also allows Volvo to fully export the locally assembled CKD to the neighboring country in South-East Asia.