Volvo has now presented its new Volvo C40 Recharge. The car, which is based on the vehicle platform CMA, is the first Volvo model designed to be exclusively electric.
The C40 Recharge promises all the benefits of an SUV but has a lower and more streamlined design. The look of the back matches the lower roofline, while the front design introduces a new “face” for electric Volvo cars and has headlights with pixel technology.
The car’s propulsion is done with double electric motors, one on the front axle and one on the rear axle, which is powered by a 78 kWh battery. Expected range is about 420 km, but may be expanded with software updates. The battery must be able to be quickly charged to 80 percent in 40 minutes. Expected range is about 420 km.
Inside there are seats with a high seating position and the car is the first Volvo model that is completely leather-free. The infotainment system is based on Android and provides access to Google apps and services such as Google Maps, Google Assistance and the Play Store. The car has unlimited data and the software updates are done wirelessly.
The Vovo C40 Recharge will only be available online and comes in several different colors. Production starts in the autumn.
Volvo promises that after the C40 Recharge and XC40 Recharge, additional electric models will be rolled out in the coming years. The goal is for 50 percent of the company’s global sales to consist of electric cars by 2025, while the rest are hybrids. By 2030, the plan is for every car sold to be fully electric.