After building over 600,000 CMA-based cars, it’s time for Volvo electric vehicles


Volvo is on the home stretch to launch its fully electric Volvo XC40 Recharge P8, based on Compact Modular Architecture (CMA), which has been used in more than 600,000 cars.The CMA is a universal platform for conventional and all-electric models, and apart from the all-new Polestar 2, it has been used primarily in ICEs. The list included:

  • 302856 Volvo XC40 (since 2017)
  • 309,255 Lynk & Co cars: models 01, 02, 03 and 05
  • 35,708 Geely cars
Polestar 2
Volvo XC40 Recharge P8 Volvo XC40 Recharge P8

Two things are of interest to the CMA. The first is how well fully electric cars will face the competition, especially with BEVs built on dedicated fully electric platforms. Efficiency could be one of the key factors to observe.

The second thing is the transformation of most ICEs into BEVs. Volvo has said that from 2025 at least 50% of its sales will be fully electric and the rest will be at least hybrids. This means that CMA, and another platform in the group, will mainly switch from ICEs to BEVs.

Considering the number of models offered on the CMA platform, we also wonder when we will see new all-electric mainstream models in China? This should be an obvious next step.

CMA models

CMA models


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