With the C40, Volvo is embarking on the pure electric future

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    With the C40, Volvo is embarking on the pure electric future

    From 2030, Volvo only wants to build and sell fully electric vehicles. The now presented C40 Recharge is the first model of this without exception electric drive future. It is derived from the XC40 Recharge. Both share the drive with the Polestar 2.

    The Volvo C40 Recharge is to be sold exclusively online and is only available in a few equipment variants.

    As with the XC40 compact SUV, the new C40 is also a long-legged vehicle that is almost four and a half meters long. In contrast to the XC40, however, the roofline of the C40 runs a little lower overall and also drops significantly towards the rear. It is an SUV coupé which, compared to the XC40, is characterized by its own front and rear design. The elongated LED taillights, which change direction several times and then rise as dashed lines to the edge of the roof, are striking.

    The drive technology of the XC40 and C40 Recharge are also identical. It is based on a 400-volt architecture with 300 kW / 408 PS or 660 Nm powerful all-wheel drive and a 78 kWh battery for around 420 kilometers of WLTP range. This is to be improved later through software updates. As with the XC40, a sprint from a standing start is possible in around five seconds, the maximum – as with all new Volvo – is 180 km / h at the end of the flagpole. The fast charging technology allows charging to 80 percent in 40 minutes.

    The special features of the C40 include a leather-free interior, an Android infotainment system and the option of over-the-air updates (OTA) for the on-board system. The new C40 Recharge can initially be experienced in showrooms in Tokyo, Milan and New York. There is still no information about the start of ordering. The purchase price should be on a similar level to the XC40 Recharge, which will cost around 63,000 euros.

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