Volvo XC40 Recharge is a fully electric version of the compact XC40 crossover. This is also the first pure electric car of the Swedish car brand.

Volvo is known as the safest car manufacturer in the world. Now, the Swedish automaker also wants to bring users the most environmentally friendly cars.

Volvo XC40 Recharge is equipped with two electric motors mounted on each axis, combined with electric four-wheel drive, producing a maximum capacity of 408 horsepower. With this power, Volvo XC40 Recharge can accelerate from 0-96 km / h in 4.7 seconds. According to Volvo, XC40 Recharge has a range of up to more than 400 km for a single charge, according to WLTP standards in Europe. When using the fast charger, the car can recharge 80% of the battery in just 40 minutes.

In terms of exterior design, Volvo XC40 Recharge has a similar appearance to the XC40 version using an internal combustion engine but has received some design tweaks. Specifically, the grille of the XC40 Recharge is designed to be completely sealed, except for a small gap at the bottom. Part of the front bumper, the mirror cover and the ceiling are painted black to create contrasting accents.

Moving inside, the interior of the XC40 Recharge is identical to the regular XC40 version, including infotainment system based on Volvo's new Android operating system, supporting Google Assistant, Google Maps and Google Play Store. Besides, all software in the car can be updated via network connection.

The name Recharge will continue to be used by Volvo for future electric and plug-in models. The Swedish automaker plans to launch one annually in the next five years. Volvo's goal is that electric vehicles will account for 50% of its global sales from 2025 and the remaining 50% are expected to be hybrids.

On the occasion of the launch of XC40 Recharge, Volvo also announced the promotion program of giving one year of free charging to plug-in hybrid models to stimulate users to switch to eco-friendly green models. school. This program applies to all Volvo PHEV models, including the Rookie XC40 Recharge. Customers using these models will record the total charge for a year and will then be reimbursed by Volvo based on the average electricity price.

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