Volvo Cars is prepping for a product overhaul that will transform it into an all-electric brand by 2030.
That will require a steep learning curve for the Swedish automaker's U.S. retail network.
The EV powertrain is still alien to many dealership employees, who must rapidly familiarize themselves with high-voltage batteries and complex e-motor tech. And they must prepare to answer a barrage of questions from buyers with range anxiety.
Volvo's next generation of software-first battery-powered vehicles, such as the full-size EX90 flagship crossover, will debut advanced driver-assist technology, lidar sensors and bidirectional charging capability.