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.


  • 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


  • 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.

Audi Is Killing The TT, Will Replace It With An Emotional EV

Besides announcing plans to kill the TT, Audi Chairman Bram Schot suggested the next A8 could be an EV.

More Luxurious Audi A8 Announced, Could Rival Mercedes-Maybach

Ingolstadt might revive the Horch name, which has been dormant for a century.

Dashcam Footage Shows An F-16 Jet Pilot Ejecting Seconds Before Californian Crash

The F-16 fighter jet slammed into a warehouse and injured 13 people.

Mercedes-AMG SL 63 Could Be Axed By The End Of The Month

Stricter emission standard might have sealed the fate of the SL 63 roadster.

Skoda Superb Gains High-Riding Scout Variant For The First Time

The Skoda Superb Scout comes with standard AWD, 15-mm higher ground clearance, and SUV-like styling.

Honda Built Two New Civic Type R Concepts, One With Over 400HP, And This Rally Beast

Dakar-inspired or road-legal with 400hp? New Civic Type R concepts beg the question.

Tesla Model 3 Passes Moose Test Like A Slithering Snake

The electric sedan was aided by the clever packaging with the batteries mounted in the floor.

Facelifted Skoda Superb Sportline Brings RS Looks, Up To 268 Horses

Restyled Skoda Superb Sportline comes as a hatch or wagon and brings a sporty-flavored design inside and out.

New Opel Corsa Unveiled In Pure Electric Form With 134 HP And 330 Km Range

The fully electric Opel Corsa-e has a 50 kWh battery and an instant torque output of 191 lb-ft.

Special Toyota Supra Matte Storm Gray Limited To 24 Units In Japan

Toyota will allocate the special 24 Supras through a lottery to be drawn during the Nurburgring 24 Hours.