Deliveries of the Volvo XC40 Recharge due end of the month in Europe
Not going to lie, I am massive fan of the new looking XC Volvos (the SUVs not so much the sedan). The XC90 for example won many awards in its years for design, beauty and performance. The little sibling is also now going electric and called Volvo XC40 Recharge. Makes sense to have this as the first of their many vehicles being offered as electric.
The Volvo XC40 Recharge went into production yesterday, and it is the first step for the company to reduce its CO2 footprint per car by 40 cent by 2025. In 2025, Volvo expects that 50 percent of its global sales will be full electric cars.
The XC40 Recharge is looking to be popular in Europe right now, as every one being produced for Europe has already been sold and are heading straight to customers’ driveways towards month end.
Customer demand for the XC40 Recharge has been strong and while order books remain open, every car scheduled to be built this calendar year has already been sold. The first cars are scheduled to be delivered to customers in Europe later this month.
The all-wheel drive XC40 Recharge offers a projected range of over 400 km (WLTP) on a single charge and output of 408 HP. The battery can charge to 80 per cent of its capacity in approximately 40 mins on a fast-charger system.
The new, Android-powered infotainment system offers customers unprecedented personalization, improved levels of intuitiveness and embedded Google technology and services, such as the Google Assistant, Google Maps and the Google Play Store. The XC40 Recharge also receives larger software and operating system updates over the air.
The battery pack is protected by a safety cage embedded in the middle of the car’s body structure. Its placement in the floor of the car also lowers the center of gravity of the car, for better protection against roll-overs.