Volvo Starts Production of All Electric XC40 Recharge

In an announcement today, Volvo confirmed that the series production of its all-electric Volvo XC40 Recharge has begun at its Ghent plant in Belgium. Volvo claimed the demand for the XC40 BEV is extremely high stating “every car scheduled to be built this calendar year has already been sold.”

Volvo also said the first cars will be delivered to customers in Europe by the end of October: “The start of customer car production follows a period of preparation in which the Ghent plant has built a limited number of pre-production cars. This process, standard procedure for every new model, aims to optimise the production flow and ensure top-notch quality of every car built. All relevant production staff has also received extensive training on safely building electric cars.”

Head of global industrial operations and quality, Javier Varela said “Today is a momentous occasion for Volvo Cars and for all employees here in Ghent. As we continue to electrify our line-up, the Ghent plant is a real trailblazer for our global manufacturing network.”

With its new BEV battery pack assembly line at its Ghent plant, Volvo should be ready to up its production volume numbers and start rolling electric vehicles off its lines.

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