Volvo Could Absolutely Nail A Tiny Electric City Car

Volvo is on an absolute roll at the moment and from 2019, it will be the first traditional automaker to have a fleet consisting solely of electrified models.

The Swedish marques ambitious are noble and perhaps a little crazy but if achieved, will put Volvo at the forefront of the widely-anticipated electric vehicle revolution, helping it to capture an important slice of the market before competition heats up.

According to Volvo, it will launch five fully-electric cars between 2019 and 2021 and if we were Volvo, we’d make one of those vehicles an affordable city car, perhaps like the one pictured.

Dreamt up by artist Subum Lee, this unique Volvo project brings a number of characteristic Volvo design traits in a two-door creation that appears slightly smaller than the BMW i3. It is sleek, compact and if it were fitted with an electric powertrain, could be hilariously fun to drive.

Recent trends indicate that cities are likely to be the first locations to stipulate that only EVs can be used in inner-city streets, perhaps suggesting that affordable, electric city cars could eventually become big business for established automakers.

Does Volvo think the same? Who knows, but we sure hope so.

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  • AstonMartin

    Nice concept and great idea for an EV city car. Volvo is a car company on the move in the right direction doing many things right.

  • Camel

    I see a saab 9-1

  • alexxx

    Volvo is just nailing it these days…

  • gareth1989

    Looks fantastic… production model won’t look as good unfortunately

  • Big Black Duck

    and the point of the chick with the handbag?

    • James Denz

      She gives scale to the car.

  • Mynameis Taylor

    So cool

  • Tumbi Mtika

    I like everything except for the front lights. They look too Cadillac-like.

    • Subi-Rubicon1

      Its exactly what came to mind when I see this, except that they look better, IMO.

      • Tumbi Mtika

        True.

  • Maxime01

    ”Dreamt up by artist Subum Lee”… Guys, come on, if you want to be credible as automotive reporters/journalists, please at least learn the basics of car design; the guys is a transportation design student at CCS, and this a school design project, not a simple ”artist’s dream illustration”, it has research and content, purpose and intent, and a lot, I mean a s****load of work and dedication into it, and of course great talent. So please, be respectful of the designer’s work and call an apple an apple.

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