26 OCT 2022

New Volvo C40 Recharge lands in shopping centres - and for test drive

The highly anticipated C40 Recharge, Volvo Cars’ first electric-only model, has landed in shopping centres and dealers for Australians to touch and experience.

Hundreds of thousands of Australians have seen and experienced the first models of Volvo’s new C40 Recharge through a series of immersive shopping centre activations - with the car now available to test drive in some retailers.

The first pure electric vehicle model created by Volvo, the C40 Recharge has up to 500km of range*, 300kw of power, can accelerate from 0 to 100 in 4.7s, and can “fast charge” from 10 to 80 per cent in 28 minutes**.

With zero tailpipe emissions, it is a vehicle that doesn’t force drivers to choose between power and responsible driving. It has a contemporary design and luxurious interior, with features like Google built-in***, an air purifier system, a 360-degree camera, Harman Kardon Premium Sound, and it works seamlessly with the Volvo Cars app.

The car charged into the Australian market with a 60-second ad on Sunday October 9 airing on major television networks. Over the past few weeks, several models of the Volvo C40 Recharge have been touring shopping centres along the east coast.

We're teaming up with Northvolt, a leading battery firm from Sweden, to develop and produce high-quality sustainable batteries for the next generation of pure electric Volvo and Polestar cars.

The campaign spent time at Indooroopilly in Brisbane, Castle Towers in Sydney and Chadstone in Melbourne, being seen up close by tens of thousands of people. The value of an in-person inspection is that shoppers can touch the luxury interiors and sit in the driver’s seat. Those who enquired could become some of the first to book an appointment and take the C40 Recharge for a test drive in early November.

We're teaming up with Northvolt, a leading battery firm from Sweden, to develop and produce high-quality sustainable batteries for the next generation of pure electric Volvo and Polestar cars. An all-Swedish battery powerhouse, if you will, with collaboration that contains several elements.

For example, as part of the plans we'll establish a 50/50 joint venture company, which will include an R&D centre in Sweden that is scheduled to kick off operations next year. Here, we intend to develop state-of-the-art battery cells and related technologies, to make sure that the battery technology is tailor-made and can be seamlessly integrated into those shiny new Volvos and Polestars.

The Volvo C40 Recharge is available for online order enquiry now, with orders finalised with retailers per their terms and conditions.

*Figures according to ADR 81/02 are derived from laboratory testing. Factors including but not limited to driving style, road and traffic conditions, environmental influences, vehicle condition and accessories fitted, means in the real world the range you experience can differ from that advertised. Advertised figures are meant for comparison purposes.

**When charged using fast charging DC up to 150 kW under optimal charging conditions. Charging times are dependent on factors such as outdoor temperature, current battery temperature, charging equipment, battery condition and car condition. Fast charging cable not provided with the car. Charging times with standard charging can vary significantly.

*** Google, Google Play and Google Maps are trademarks of Google LLC.

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