Continuing with its efforts to achieve its goal of making 50 percent of its total sales electric by 2025, Swedish auto marque Volvo has now unveiled its second-ever all-electric model: the C40 Recharge.
The C40 Recharge represents the future of Volvo and shows where we are going. 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.
Henrik Green, chief technology officer at Volvo
No doubt based on similar design sensibilities as the previously unveiled XC40 Recharge, the new car takes on a slightly more coupe-esque aesthetic, the rear end of its roof curving downwards to meet its tail. While details regarding its performance specs remain scarce, we know that it utilizes a twin-motor setup powered by a 78kWh battery that can be fast-charged to 80 percent in roughly 40 minutes. It’ll carry a range of 420km initially, with future software updates expected to increase that figure. Much like the XC40 Recharge, it’ll also be equipped with a sophisticated infotainment system jointly developed with Google. Based on the Android OS, the system will support a whole range of Google apps and built-in services including Google Maps, Google Assistant, and the Google Play Store.
Pricing for this sharp little Swedish number isn’t available as of this writing, but expect it to be a modest step up from the XC40 Recharge, which starts around $55,000 before incentives. Our bet is the C40 Recharge hangs a price tag from the rear mirror closer to the $60,000 mark before incentives.
The C40 Recharge will go in production this fall and will be built alongside the XC40 Recharge at the Volvo Cars manufacturing plant in Ghent, Belgium.
While there’s no precise release date for the Volvo C40 Recharge, Volvo says production will begin this fall alongside its XC40 sibling. You need not line up outside your local dealer to grab your own, either; in another first for Volvo, the C40 Recharge is available exclusively online. Production begins later this fall, so you’ve got plenty of time to warm up that clicking finger.
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