A landmark car for the company's recently announced new commercial strategy, the C40 Recharge is available online in markets across Europe as of this week. When customers get a new C40 Recharge, it will come with a Care offer including items such as service, warranty, roadside assistance, as well as insurance and home charging options where available.
"We call it the future of Volvo," said Lex Kerssemakers, head of global commercial operations at Volvo Cars. "That is because our Volvo C40 Recharge is more than just a new car. It is our first ever electric-only model and represents a significant step in our plan to move online for the benefit of consumer convenience. It is, in short, a completely new take on a Volvo."
Volvo Cars will roll out several additional electric models in coming years and aims for 50 per cent of its global sales volume to consist of fully electric cars by 2025. By 2030, it plans for every car it sells to be pure electric. For further information see the IDTechEx report on Electric Vehicles: Land, Sea and Air 2021-2041.
The C40 Recharge has all the benefits of an SUV but with a lower and sleeker design. The new front design of the C40 Recharge introduces a new face for electric Volvos and includes headlights with state-of-the-art pixel technology.
The propulsion consists of twin electric motors, one on the front and one on the rear axle, powered by a 78kWh battery that can be fast-charged to 80 per cent in about 40 minutes. It offers an anticipated range of around 420 km, which is expected to improve over time via over-the-air software updates.
The C40 Recharge will go into production this fall and will be built alongside the XC40 Recharge at the Volvo Cars manufacturing plant in Ghent, Belgium.
Source and top image: Volvo Cars