The Volvo C40 Recharge is the Swede automaker’s second electric offering after the XC40 Recharge. The electric offerings have been launched to abide by the automaker’s goal to make 50% of its lineup electric by 2025 and 100% of its lineup electric by 2030.
The C40 Recharge is based on the CMA platform and it the first Volvo model to be designed as a pure electric car only. The C40 Recharge has a very bold appearance and its front fascia reflects the new face for Volvo’s electrification campaign as it comes with a headlamp cluster with pixel technology.
The Volvo C40 Recharge’s rear profile also compliments the fresh and bold appearance of the car with a low roofline. On the inside, the SUV offers a relatively higher seating position and the interiors are highly customizable with a lot of colour and deco options. The C40 Recharge will also become the first Volvo car to be completely leather-free.
When it comes to the powertrain, the Volvo C40 Recharge sports twin electric motors, one on each axle and it is powered by a 78kWh battery. The battery pack can be fast-charged to 80% in around 40 minutes. The SUV is claimed to offer a range of 420 km which is expected to improve later with OTA updates.
“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,” said Henrik Green, Chief Technology Officer, Volvo Cars.