Volvo’s American Operations About To Undergo A Big Change
Around $700 million is being invested there for the necessary preparations. What’s interesting is that the factory only began operations in 2018 and is capable of producing 150,000 vehicles annually. At present, only around 26,000 Volvo S60s are rolling off the line partially due to the pandemic. Later next year, however, the plant will begin building two new EV crossovers aimed directly at the likes of the Porsche Cayenne. One of those vehicles will be a Polestar.
Following this, a BEV version of the next XC90 will enter series production. The next XC60 isn’t due until 2024 and it may also be made in Ridgeville. All of these news EVs will ride on the automaker’s new Scalable Platform Architecture.