Orders are open for the new, pure electric-only Volvo C40 Recharge.
The Volvo C40 Recharge has twin electric motors, one on the front and one on the rear axle, powered by a 78kWh battery that can be fast charged to 80 per cent capacity in about 40 minutes. It offers an anticipated range of around 261 miles, which is expected to improve over time via over-the-air software updates.
Volvo describes the C40 Recharge as having all the benefits of an SUV but with a lower and sleeker design.
The C40 Recharge has an infotainment system jointly developed with Google and based on the Android operating system. It provides consumers with Google apps and services built-in, such as Google Assistant, Google Maps and the Google Play Store, with unlimited data.
UK Care by Volvo subscription prices for the C40 Recharge start at £729 a month.
The C40 Recharge will go into production this autumn and will be built alongside the XC40 Recharge at the Volvo Cars manufacturing plant in Ghent, Belgium. First UK deliveries are expected in early 2022, when customers will also be able to test drive and experience the car at their Volvo retailer.
The C40 Recharge is the latest manifestation of Volvo’s commitment to a zero-emission future. The company will roll out several additional electric models in the coming years and aims for 50 per cent of its global sales volume to consist of fully electric cars by 2025. By 2030, it plans for every car it sells to be pure electric.