Volvo plans to change the way it names its cars starting a new full-electric flagship that will debut next year.
Instead of carrying over the XC90 moniker, Volvo will deviate from using letter and number combinations for its Tesla Model X rival.
“This car will have a name, more like a [newborn] child,” Volvo CEO Hakan Samuelsson said during a presentation of the company’s EV-centric future on Wednesday.
Volvo wants half of its global sales — an estimated 600,000 — to be full EVs by 2025 and to be an electric-only brand by 2030.
Samuelsson said Volvo wants to launch a new name for the model because the crossover will:
- Debut a new platform.
- Only be sold online.
- Offer lidar as standard to improve safety.
- Eventually offer unsupervised driving in so-called Ride Model in locations where legislation allows the car’s technology to take control.
- Offer bidirectional charging so customer can feed electricity back to the grid in locations where that is possible.
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