Volvo XC40 Recharge Electric SUV Breaks Cover

Volvo XC40 Recharge Electric SUV Breaks Cover”

Interestingly, the XC40 Recharge is also the first Volvo to feature the new infotainment system powered by Google's Android operating system and fully integrated with Volvo On Call.

The XC40 Recharge is Volvo's first fully-electric vehicle, and the first auto to appear in the automaker's "Recharge" vehicle line.

With the new XC40 Recharge model, drivers will experience a fully-electric all-wheel drive powertrain rated 402 horsepower. The XC40 also offers the T5 Twin Engine, which uses a 1.5-liter 3-cylinder gas an electric motor to net 262 hp. The new XC40 Recharge SUV is based on the company's XC40 compact SUV, offering a driving range of over 200 miles on an electric charge.

Volvo's EV plans are only one small part of its overall sustainability goal: becoming completely "climate neutral" (not carbon neutral, interestingly) by 2040.

The company also says the car's battery charges to 80 percent of its capacity in 40 minutes, using a fast charger.

The XC40 Recharge is still a Volvo, which means safety is paramount. "Today we are taking another important step in this direction with the introduction of the all-electric Volvo XC40 and the Recharge model line".

By that same date, Volvo hopes to slash its "total operational carbon emissions" by 25 percent per vehicle (compared to 2018 figures).

"We have said this several times before: for Volvo Cars, the future is electric", Håkan Samuelsson, chief executive at Volvo said.

Volvo Cars, owned by China's Geely Holding, is targeting a 40% reduction in the carbon footprint of each auto it manufactures by 2025 as it bids to become fully climate neutral by 2040, it said in a statement on Wednesday. The company says it will achieve its 2025 goal by reducing tailpipe emissions by 50 percent, its supply chain emissions by 25 percent, and its emissions from manufacturing and logistics by 25 percent.

Volvo's debut press pack is fairly short and sweet for a auto of this significance, so we'll surely be reporting back on additional details as they're released, particularly in answering the ever-important questions of pricing and availability.

The first deliveries are expected before the end of 2020, and the starting price will be below $48,000 after the $7,500 federal tax credit for electric vehicles.

"We want to offer people the freedom to move in a sustainable way".

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