10:30 PM | October 25 2021
Brisbane couple among first owners of first Fully Electric Volvo
Janet and Chris, wanting to do their bit for the planet, have bought their very first Volvo – the XC40 Recharge Pure Electric.
On Friday 3rd September, Volvo Cars Brisbane North customers Janet and Chris (main picture) were among the first owners in Australia to drive home in the first ever XC40 Recharge Pure Electric.
The couple has never owned a Volvo previously, but they were inspired to make the switch into a safer future for everyone after Janet’s sister-in-law purchased a plug-in hybrid variant earlier in the year.
“My children are all ‘greenies’ and good advocates for the land, and by changing into an electric vehicle we feel we are starting to do more on our part for our planet to provide a greater future for our grandchildren,” said Janet.
The retired couple, who live on acreage at Eatons Hill, added: “While we originally ordered the XC40 Recharge Plug-In Hybrid, we decided to go with the Recharge Pure Electric model as the full electric range of over 400km per charge was much more attractive than going between electric and petrol.”
Good things definitely came in threes the week Janet and Chris took delivery of the XC40 Recharge Pure Electric, as Janet’s fourth grandchild was born on the same day she was celebrating her birthday.
“We even bought a lotto ticket this week because our luck was so good!” the couple joked.
Janet says she is still tossing up a name for her new Volvo, with options including Iced Volvo, Violet (because it looks so cute) or Vroom (the grandkids’ preference as the fully electric XC40 goes from zero to 100km/h so fast.
That acceleration time is 4.9 seconds, making the Recharge Pure Electric the fastest model in the Volvo XC40 range.
The Volvo XC40 Recharge Pure Electric features dual motors for all-wheel drive, and produces 300kW and 660Nm.
It provides a possible maximum range of up to 418km on a full charge.
Janet says the electric XC40 has been a dream so far and she’s absolutely loving driving it.