It looks like Volvo are plotting the electric versions of the XC60 SUV, with trademarks for XC60 B4 AWD and XC60 B5 AWD trademark applications.
It’s no secret that Volvo, having eschewed big capacity engines in favour of a single 2.0 litre petrol and diesel Drive-E offering – and now dumping diesel completely in the new S60 too – is heading down the electrified route for the future.
In fact, Volvo has declared that half of its total car production will be fully electric by 2025, and that there will be a choice of battery sizes and power outputs in each of its model range, just as there is at the moment with petrol and diesel Volvos.
We’re expecting the first electric Volvo to be a 40 Series car, but it looks like Volvo are already planning the electric XC60 too, with new trademark applications – uncovered by Swedespeed – giving us more than a hint of what the new electric XC60s will be badged.
Volvo appear to have initially applied for two new trademarks in Europe – XC60 B5 AWD and XC60 B5 AWD – which will be an addition to the current ‘T’ for petrol and ‘D’ for diesel, and the assumption is that the ‘B’ denotes ‘battery’.
The fact these ‘B’ electric XC60s are designated AWD suggest Volvos electric cars, or at least the electric XC60, will come with a motor front and back, rather than just the single electric motor we’re expecting in the electric 40 Series cars. They will also come with a range of up to 350 miles.
Despite the trademark applications for the electric XC60, we’re not expecting the electric 60 Series cars to arrive before 2020.