Developing the fully electric Volvo XC40

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Volvo has discussed the challenges faced during development of its XC40 BEV, and how the absence of a gasoline or diesel motor in the engine bay and the addition of underfloor batteries meant that changes needed to be made to the vehicles structure to ensure passenger safety.

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Sam joined the UKi Media & Events automotive team in 2017. Having started out as assistant editor for a number of titles including Engine + Powertrain Technology International, Automotive Testing Technology International and Professional Motorsport World, he was appointed editor of E+PTI in 2020. Sam produces content for both the magazine and website.

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