Live Updates: COVID-19 Cases
  • World 19,575,997
    World
    Confirmed: 19,575,997
    Active: 6,280,054
    Recovered: 12,571,190
    Death: 724,753
  • USA 5,097,187
    USA
    Confirmed: 5,097,187
    Active: 2,315,023
    Recovered: 2,618,025
    Death: 164,139
  • Brazil 2,967,064
    Brazil
    Confirmed: 2,967,064
    Active: 798,968
    Recovered: 2,068,394
    Death: 99,702
  • India 2,091,810
    India
    Confirmed: 2,091,810
    Active: 619,859
    Recovered: 1,429,325
    Death: 42,626
  • Russia 882,347
    Russia
    Confirmed: 882,347
    Active: 177,286
    Recovered: 690,207
    Death: 14,854
  • South Africa 545,476
    South Africa
    Confirmed: 545,476
    Active: 140,808
    Recovered: 394,759
    Death: 9,909
  • Mexico 469,407
    Mexico
    Confirmed: 469,407
    Active: 104,710
    Recovered: 313,386
    Death: 51,311
  • Peru 463,875
    Peru
    Confirmed: 463,875
    Active: 128,894
    Recovered: 314,332
    Death: 20,649
  • Chile 368,825
    Chile
    Confirmed: 368,825
    Active: 16,699
    Recovered: 342,168
    Death: 9,958
  • Spain 361,442
    Spain
    Confirmed: 361,442
    Active: 332,939
    Recovered: ?
    Death: 28,503
  • Iran 324,692
    Iran
    Confirmed: 324,692
    Active: 24,306
    Recovered: 282,122
    Death: 18,264
  • UK 309,005
    UK
    Confirmed: 309,005
    Active: 262,494
    Recovered: ?
    Death: 46,511
  • Saudi Arabia 285,793
    Saudi Arabia
    Confirmed: 285,793
    Active: 33,752
    Recovered: 248,948
    Death: 3,093
  • Pakistan 283,487
    Pakistan
    Confirmed: 283,487
    Active: 17,815
    Recovered: 259,604
    Death: 6,068
  • Bangladesh 255,113
    Bangladesh
    Confirmed: 255,113
    Active: 105,144
    Recovered: 146,604
    Death: 3,365
  • Italy 249,756
    Italy
    Confirmed: 249,756
    Active: 12,924
    Recovered: 201,642
    Death: 35,190
  • Turkey 238,450
    Turkey
    Confirmed: 238,450
    Active: 11,063
    Recovered: 221,574
    Death: 5,813
  • Germany 216,346
    Germany
    Confirmed: 216,346
    Active: 9,692
    Recovered: 197,400
    Death: 9,254
  • France 197,921
    France
    Confirmed: 197,921
    Active: 84,761
    Recovered: 82,836
    Death: 30,324
  • Canada 118,985
    Canada
    Confirmed: 118,985
    Active: 6,580
    Recovered: 103,435
    Death: 8,970
  • China 84,596
    China
    Confirmed: 84,596
    Active: 839
    Recovered: 79,123
    Death: 4,634
  • Netherlands 57,501
    Netherlands
    Confirmed: 57,501
    Active: 51,347
    Recovered: ?
    Death: 6,154
  • Australia 20,698
    Australia
    Confirmed: 20,698
    Active: 9,100
    Recovered: 11,320
    Death: 278
  • S. Korea 14,562
    S. Korea
    Confirmed: 14,562
    Active: 629
    Recovered: 13,629
    Death: 304
  • New Zealand 1,569
    New Zealand
    Confirmed: 1,569
    Active: 23
    Recovered: 1,524
    Death: 22

Images of electric Volvo XC40 SUV released

Author at TechGenyz Automobile
Electric Volvo XC40

Volvo has already announced that it intends to electrify its lineup entirely in the near future. The company also enlisted the release of the hybrid version of the XC40 SUV.

The Volvo XC40 SUV has become the company’s second best-selling vehicle all over the world. Now it will unveil the all-electric version of the XC40 SUV in October 2019. The images of the new SUV have already been released and they have caught our attention with their magnificent exterior and promising configurations.

This car will most likely be the first model in Volvo’s lineup to achieve complete electrification.

Regardless of what drives a car forward, be it an electric machine or combustion engine, a Volvo must be safe. The fully electric XC40 will be one of the safest cars we have ever built – Malin Ekholm, the head of safety at Volvo Cars

According to the company, Volvo Cars safety engineers had to come up with a completely new design as the internal combustion engine was absent in the new model structure. Therefore, to meet Volvo Cars’ high safety requirements, they had to reinforce the frontal structure to deal to nake the all-electric one of the safest cars on the road.  Regarding this issue, Malin Ekholm states:

The fundamentals around safety are the same for this car as for any other Volvo. People are inside, and the car needs to be designed to be safe for them.

The battery of electric XC40 is placed on the floor of the car. Because of this, the center of gravity of the car is lowered and it gives it better protection against rollovers. Moreover, the battery is protected by a safety cage which consists of a frame of extruded aluminum. This frame has been embedded in the middle of the car’s body structure, creating a built-in crumple zone around the battery.

Both the front and the rear of the car has been reinforced and the electric power train has been integrated into the body structure to release a better distribution of collision forces away from the cabin and reduce the strain on people inside the car.

The company has revealed that the XC40 is the first Volvo model that will come up with a new Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) sensor platform with software developed by Zenuity, the joint venture company owned by Volvo Cars and Veoneer.

A statement released by Volvo says:

The new ADAS platform is a modern, scalable active safety system that consists of an array of radars, cameras and ultrasonic sensors. Because of its scalable nature it can easily be developed further and lays the foundation for the future introduction of autonomous drive technology.

We hope to get more details on the fully electric XC40 in the coming weeks. Though we still have to wait till it’s first public display on October 16.

Career

Subscribe