Volvo Cars recently shared their Electrification plans and the first step towards all electric portfolio starts with the Volvo C40 Recharge SUV.
The future of Volvo Cars is electric, and the new Volvo C40 Recharge is the latest manifestation of the company’s commitment to a zero-emission future. It is based on the CMA vehicle platform and is the first Volvo model in history designed as pure electric only.
“The C40 Recharge represents the future of Volvo and shows where we are going,” said Henrik Green, Chief Technology Officer at Volvo Cars. “It is fully electric, offered online only with a convenient care package and will be available for quick delivery. Getting a new Volvo was never this attractive.”
The Volvo C40 Recharge measures 4431mm in length, 2035mm in width and has 1582mm height.
The Volvo C40 Recharge has all the benefits of an SUV but with a lower and sleeker design. It gets a streamlined silhouette and contrast roof. The new front design introduces a new face for electric Volvos and includes headlights with state-of-the-art pixel technology.
The rear of the C40 Recharge features a striking rear-end design to go with the lower roof line.
Inside, the C40 Recharge provides customers with the high seating position that most Volvo drivers prefer, while it is available with a range of colour and deco options unique to the model. It is also the first Volvo model to be completely leather free (including steering wheel, gear shifter and upholstery). Also, back-lit ambience adds a contemporary vibe in the cabin.
Like the XC40 Recharge, the C40 Recharge comes with one of the best infotainment systems on the market, jointly developed with Google and based on the Android operating system. It provides consumers with Google apps and services built-in, such as Google Maps, Google Assistant and the Google Play Store*.
Unlimited data enables superior connectivity and the C40 Recharge will receive software updates over the air.
The propulsion consists of twin electric motors, one on the front and one on the rear axle, powered by a 78kWh battery that can be fast charged to 80 per cent in about 40 minutes with DC fast charger. It offers an anticipated range of around 420km (261 miles), which is expected to improve over time via over-the-air software updates. The electric SUV goes from 0-100 km/h in just 4.9 seconds with a top speed of 180km/h.
In the city or on the open highway, one-pedal drive allows for comfortable control while fast, smooth acceleration lets the C40 Recharge deliver an exhilarating experience.
The fully electric Volvo C40 Recharge will be available online only.
The C40 Recharge will go into production this autumn and will be built alongside the XC40 Recharge at the Volvo Cars manufacturing plant in Ghent, Belgium.