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Volvo says the updated Ghent factory will provide important lessons to the brand’s other manufacturing sites in terms of process optimization and efficiency. Volvo will source its batteries from CATL of China and South Korea’s LG Chem. The company’s first all-electric model was unveiled in October last year in the form of the XC40 Recharge. The SUV uses a pair of electric motors delivering a combined 402 hp and features a 78 kWh lithium-ion battery pack that provides more than 249 miles (400 km) of range on the WLTP cycle.

Earlier this year, the automaker revealed it will construct a battery assembly line at its U.S. plant outside Charleston, South Carolina, with work at the site set to kick off this fall. Volvo has also confirmed it will build battery-powered electric vehicles at a plant in Luqiao, China. This facility will also handle the production of select Polestar and Lynk & Co models that share Volvo’s CMA platform.

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