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10:00 PM | November 22 2019

Electric Volvo XC40 Recharge revealed

The first fully electric car from Volvo Cars forms part of a new electrified car line.
Future Volvo customers will need to answer one fundamental question: do you want a new Volvo with or without a cord?
 
Volvo Cars introduces the XC40 Recharge – the company’s first ever fully electric car and the first model to appear in the Swedish company’s brand new Recharge car-line concept.
 
The XC40 Recharge – based on the multi-award-winning and best-selling XC40 small SUV –is the first of a family of fully electric Volvos. It represents a true milestone for Volvo Cars: the company’s first electric car and the first Volvo with a brand new infotainment system powered by Google’s Android operating system.
 
Over the next five years, Volvo Cars will launch a fully electric car every year as it seeks to make all-electric cars 50 per cent of their global sales by 2025, with the rest hybrids.

Volvo XC40 Recharge P8

Recharge will be the overarching name for all chargeable Volvos with a fully electric and plug-in hybrid powertrain.
 
To further encourage electric driving, every Volvo Recharge plug-in hybrid model will come with free electricity for a year in markets with Care by Volvo (not currently available in Australia). It is provided through a refund for the average electricity cost during that period. 
 
“We have said this several times before: for Volvo Cars, the future is electric,” said Håkan Samuelsson, chief executive of Volvo Cars. “Today we take a major new step in that direction with the launch of our fully electric XC40 and the Recharge car line.”
               
The XC40 Recharge is everything customers expect from a Volvo, with the addition of a state-of-the-art, fully electric all-wheel-drive powertrain that offers a range of more than 400km (WLTP) on a single charge and an output of 300kW. The battery charges to 80 per cent of its capacity in 40 minutes on a fast-charger system.
 

XC40 Recharge

The Android-powered infotainment system is fully integrated with Volvo On Call, the company’s digital connected services platform (not yet available in Australia). Via Volvo On Call plug-in hybrid drivers can track how much time they spend driving on electric power.
 
To meet the anticipated growth in demand for its Recharge cars, Volvo Cars will triple production capacity for electrified cars and will as of next year prepare a Designer’s Choice selection of popular Recharge models, offering the potential for radically reduced delivery times.
 
Volvo Cars aims for plug-in hybrid cars to make up 20 per cent of total sales in 2020.
 
Every Volvo model in the Australian range will eventually include a Recharge option, from the small XC40 SUV via the 60 Series cars to the company’s flagship, the large XC90 SUV. Volvo Cars is the only car company to manufacturer a plug-in variant on every model line in its line-up. 

Launch timing of the XC40 Recharge is yet to be confirmed.