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 recently graduated from the University of Brighton with a degree in journalism. For the newest addition to the editorial team, stepping into the assistant editor position signalled the start of a career in the subject he studied. Now deputy editor for Professional MotorSport World and Engine + Powertrain Technology International, Sam writes content for both of the magazines and websites.

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