Volvo Pulls Back Curtain on Plans to Go All-Electric
Months after Volvo announced an ambitious plan to pull the plug on gas-powered vehicles, Volvo is providing some more information about how it plans to reach that goal.
The Swedish auto manufacturer recently unveiled a new concept car that is being called a “road map” for Volvo’s all-electric future.
“The vehicle, called ‘Concept Recharge,’ features suicide doors that open up to a roomy interior, where the lack of an internal combustion engine means more space for the driver and passengers,” The Verge’s Andrew J. Hawkins reports. “The sleek exterior design and minimalist interior certainly evoke Tesla but also are reminiscent of other EVs on the market, such as the Ford Mustang Mach-E.”
The company is calling the car “a manifesto for the next generation of all-electric Volvos.” It said removing the vehicle’s internal combustion engine allows for more room for people inside the car and improves aerodynamic efficiency.
“Inside the Concept Recharge, we create a truly Scandinavian living room feeling,” Robin Page, Volvo’s head of design. “The interior integrates our latest user experience technology with beautiful, sustainable and natural materials.”
The vehicles are also equipped with Lidar laser sensors, which the company says will soon be standard on all Volvo models. That technology is key in eventual autonomous driving.
How the California Lemon Law Protects Car Owners
As Volvo prepares for its all-electric future, the company and other major auto manufacturers still struggle to put cars on the road that are actually safe to drive today.
Volvo launched two major recalls in the same month in 2019, for instance. The company said it needed to take another look at some 167,000 cars to fix a problem with their electronic trunks. Less than two weeks later, the company said it was recalling another 200,000 diesel vehicles over possible fuel line cracks.
The good news for car owners and lessors in California is that you have some valuable rights and protections under the state’s lemon law.
The Song-Beverly Consumer Warranty Act requires car manufacturers to perform a wide variety of repairs on vehicles while they are under warranty. If a manufacturer is unable or unwilling to fix a problem, it is required to buy the car back.
How a California Lemon Law Attorney Can Help You
If you have been stuck with a defective vehicle, a California lemon law attorney at Bickel Sannipoli APC can help you understand your rights and take legal action. We are pleased to be able to represent people across the state.
Our attorneys understand the significant stress that can come with haggling with car dealers and manufacturers. Therefore, our lawyers work aggressively to resolve these cases for the people that we represent.