The new vehicle is an electric version of the XC40, a compact SUV. Volvo hopes to produce 600 electric cars a week in Ghent during this initial phase.
An XC40 with a diesel or petrol engine will set you back 30,000 euros. The electric version is twice the price.
Speaking with VRT NWS on the day a new federal government was installed Flemish minister Crevits stressed the need for co-operation and said no energy should be lost on squabbling.