Anyone wanna give me odds on if they'll deliver it on time? It'll be nice to have another swedish hammer in the drive. This will look miniscule next to the Cybertrucks I've ordered as well.
China is ramping back up, so anything is possible.
That's the hope. There's still no configurator but I know I want one and I'm assuming the options will be identical to the petrol xc40. My hope was that there would be some premium touches since it costs 50% more than the regular versions.
As dumb as it sounds I really want the integrated booster seats in the back.
I love looking at the xc40 near my work, so kool!
I'm basically buying this sight-unseen. Just on my previous Volvo experiences.
408hp 470tq AWD should be plenty fun.
Heh, I couldn't wait, mate had a cheap ioniq electric going so jumped on that
How is it?
Dad has pre ordered (it was only $100) the midgrade dual motor version of the cyber truck to replace his 07 Honda pilot
Yeah. I only intended to reserve 1 not ended up with 2. Going to get a single motor for my nephew and a tri-motor for us. We're going mobile. We want to buy a large travel trailer and tour the country. Need the towing power of the tri-motor and the availability and speed of the supercharger network.
The 10'000lb tow rating of the dual motor was enough for dad as the travel trailer he is looking at is 8900lb max gvwr
His plan was to have 5kw of solar panels to put out ala "the martian" and a dual phase Inverter
So drive a while, find some blm land to park on and then stay for 3-14 days while charging the truck up and then drive somewhere with a pull through for a night, dump and fill the tanks and do laundry and get supplies and charge the truck fully and then repeat.
The thing we were waiting to see was the wattage outputs of the 110 and 220v inverters built into the cyber truck
Are you in the US or Australia...I didn’t think you could do a pre-order on the XC40 EV yet in AUS...tempting but I’m thinking maybe buy a wrecked Tesla and do a battery swap in our 240EV instead...and save $80K and have more fun! :)
he was usa then came to aus then went back to usa
We aren't planning anything as drastic (off grid) as that. We'd be staying in state parks or camp sites. I want to be able to load up a few e-bikes and go for a ride but still be able to detach the truck and take it into town to see the local sites.
Thanks to this quarantine we've started homeschooling my kid about 4yrs sooner than we anticipated. Luckily I was able to retire at the end of last year so I'm able to give him my full attention now.... Just don't know what I'm doing. I was hoping to let world exploration and experiences be his teacher and I'd just fill in the gaps as best I could.
I also have a few EVs... The more "hand built" one is a constant work in progress.
I would rather buy something quality from an established maker. Besides here in the states the xc40 ev is expected to be about $45k.
Yes lucky for you and not for us with the Aussie dollar dropping like a rock! :( Pretty sure if and when the XC40EV hits our shores it will be $80k+ :(
Small price to pay to live in a beautiful country without Trump as your leader.
I'd happily switch places with you.
Yep...as an expat American (now dual citizen) I’m quite happy to be here, not there...been in AUS now for 21 years and haven’t looked back. :)
I'll just be glad to get another volvo in the driveway. I haven't had one in almost 6 years. I've been scouring the online markets looking for projects but I'm too depressed and lazy to work on anything by myself. I'm at the point where I just want to buy things that work!
I've got a "relatively new" electric car that I'm going to have to strip down and ship off the main PCU to be rebuilt. A charge fuse blew inside the PCU and the car won't charge any more. BUT, after I get the new PCU back I should be able to flash the firmware and add back about 50% more power so that should hold me over for the rest of this year while waiting on the XC40.
Tell me about this "relatively new" electric car please! :)
It's a 2011 Th!nk city. It only had 3500 miles on it when I bought it. So... In my simple mind it was brand new. I paid about $3750 for the car and to have it shipped to me. Since then I've put about another $2500 into fixing issues and problems. Now I'm going to have to rebuild the pcu just to make it drive again. The car would've been worth about $7000usd if I had just flipped it instantly rather than had the audacity to want to drive it.
I figure I'm going to have to drop about $10k more in it to gut it and rebuild it with modern drive electronics and to eliminate all of these shitty issues.