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News Volvo XC40 Recharge EV Starts Under $65k in Canada

Volvo XC40 Recharge EV Starts Under $65k in Canada

XC40 Recharge EV will hit showrooms this year

  • 335 km range estimate for 402 hp Volvo

  • First Volvo with Android operating system


Volvo’s first fully electric model is set to hit Canadian dealers later this year. The Volvo XC40 Recharge, offering more than 400 hp and more than 300 km of range, it will start from $64,950 when it hits showrooms nationwide.

The XC40 Recharge is based on the standard Volvo XC40 but has replaced the 2.0L four-cylinder normally found there with an all-wheel drive electric powertrain boasting 402 hp and 486 lb-ft of torque. The Recharge gets an estimated 335 km range on the EPA cycle, which fits in with the 418 km WLTP range figure we’d seen previously.

Thanks to the ability to charge at up to 150 kW on a DC fast-charger, the XC40 Recharge can recharge the 78 kWh battery to 80 percent in about 40 minutes. Helping with charging, Volvo Car Canada will join with Volvo Car USA and ChargePoint to give customers access to more than 115,000 charging stations as well as the option to purchase a home charger along with the vehicle. ChargePoint also has roaming agreements with several other charging networks which should give Volvo access to more than 80 percent of North American public charge stations.

The XC40 Recharge gets an all-new infotainment system that is powered by Android, the first automaker to partner with Google for this. The integration allows for added personalisation and embedded tech from Google like Google Assistant, Google Maps, and the Google Play Store. It also helps to make this the first Volvo to support over-the-air system updates.

Being a Volvo, this is well-kitted with driver aids like blind spot warnings, cross traffic alert, and adaptive headlights. Options include a Climate Package with heated wiper blades, rear seats, and steering wheel, Pilot Assist with adaptive cruise, and a Harman Kardon audio system. A $450 heat pump is also offered to precondition the cabin and extend battery range.

 

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