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The Volvo XC40 Recharge Is The Swedish Car Company’s First Fully Electric Vehicle

Volvo’s Recharged line will encompass all future electric vehicles from the brand. The XC40 will be first.

Unlike many car company, Volvo has decided that its most affordable product, the XC40, will be the first to receive a fully-electric version. Many of you are probably thinking this is wrong as you are thinking of Polestar, and the Polestar 1 and Polestar 2. Fact of the matter is that, in the summer of 2017, Polestar became a standalone car brand.

The new Volvo XC40 Recharge is the first step in Volvo’s plan to make 50% of all its new vehicle sales full EVs by 2025. The other 50% will consist of hybrids and plug-in hybrids. All of the vehicles with a chord will fall under the “Recharge” banner. In fact, Volvo’s so committed to this that, starting in 2020, landing on Volvo’s website will immediately force you to select between Recharge and non-recharge vehicle lineups. As well, Volvo will offer every Volvo Recharge plug-in hybrid model owner with free electricity for a year.

Now, about the XC40 Recharge. On paper, it reads quite well. According to Volvo’s press release, the all-wheel drive XC40 will have an output in excess of 400-horsepower and deliver more than 320 km (EPA) of range. No details on battery capacity however it is said that it will an 80% state of charge in 40 minutes with a fast-charger.

Volvo has not yet shared pricing details or mentioned a timeline however they intend to triple electrified vehicle production capacity in anticipation of the demand.

The Volvo XC40 Recharge is the first in this new family of Volvos which will grow before long to include both the 60- and 90-series vehicles.

Volvo XC40 Recharge | Photo: Volvo

Volvo XC40 Recharge | Photo: Volvo

Volvo XC40 Recharge | Photo: Volvo

Volvo XC40 Recharge | Photo: Volvo

Volvo XC40 Recharge | Photo: Volvo

Volvo XC40 Recharge | Photo: Volvo

Volvo XC40 Recharge | Photo: Volvo

Volvo XC40 Recharge | Photo: Volvo

Volvo XC40 Recharge | Photo: Volvo

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Trained as an Automotive Technician, Matt has two decades of automotive journalism under his belt. He’s done TV, radio, print and this thing called the internet. He’s an avid collector of many 4-wheeled things, all of them under 1,500 kg, holds a recently expired racing license and is a father of two. Life is beautiful. Send Matt an emai

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