Blockbuster | to be 10 billion!Volvo ALL IN’s next generation all-electric car, with an aluminum body

2022-06-07 0 By

Volvo, which will switch to an all-electric car brand by 2030, will invest 10 billion Swedish kronor (6.95 billion yuan) to prepare for the production of the next generation of all-electric cars.Specifically, the investments will be used to introduce new technologies and manufacturing processes at Volvo’s Torslanda plant in Sweden, including a large aluminum body casting plant, a new battery assembly plant, and an overhaul of the paint and final assembly shop.Volvo has chosen to cast the main components of its floor structure into a single aluminum component to reduce weight, thus improving energy efficiency and thus improving the vehicle’s range.In addition, the overall body space will also be increased.The upgrade of the paint shop, which involves installing new machinery and implementing new processes, is expected to support continued reductions in energy consumption and emissions in the paint shop.A new battery assembly plant will integrate battery units and modules into the vehicle’s floor structure, while the assembly shop is being refurbished to accommodate the next generation of pure electric vehicles.In addition, the logistics area of the Torslanda plant will be refurbished to improve logistics and optimize the movement of goods and parts into the plant.Volvo will also invest in facilities around the plant, such as rest areas, changing rooms and offices, to further improve the working environment for all employees.With an annual capacity of 300,000 cars, the Toslanda plant is one of Volvo cars’ longest-running plants.It was opened by King Gustav VI Adolf of Sweden in April 1964 and has long been the largest single workplace in Sweden.Currently, the Torslanda plant operates on three shifts and employs about 6,500 people.