Volvo is not just joining the Electric Automakers, but also has recently revealed it new all electric vehicle. This European Automaker introduced its C40 recharge. this brand with Geely Group and Polestar, Lotos, Proton, and Lynk&Co, is starting its way on the no carbon dioxide in 2030.
Volvo is changing its politics to be still one of the known automakers in future by omitting the internal combustion engines from its plans. So should say goodbye to ICE from this company till 2030. This announcement was made along with presenting the new EV of Volvo, the C40 Recharge and also essentially an XC40 with coupe-inspired styling cues.
What this company believes, is a fading future for internal combustion engines. So as the Volvo’s chief technology officer, Henrik Green, states:
"There is no long-term future for cars with an internal combustion engine."
So, the transmission to a purely electric brand would be completed in 2030. That the way Volvo fights with climate change.
To present these new models, the XC40 has lower roofline and a sportier rear end to capitalize on the crossover-coupe boom. Moreover, this electric SUV could be ordered with gasoline engines but the C40 is just on the electric mode. There are other variants too. The new headlights with "pixel technology" brought the next decade look to the vehicle. Also, the bumpers are designed partly good.
Moreover, the horizontal fog lights instead of the rounder clusters of the XC40 Recharge, make it easy to distinguish a C40. The taillights are the other specific of C40. It is now extended to the tailgate. And the no-leather inside is the other different for these two brothers.
When it comes to technical specifications, both of these Volvos are alike. But we can mention the heights which for C40 is dropped by nearly seven centimeters (2.7 inches) while length and width have marginally increased. The XC40 with the coupe stick, the rear headroom has taken a hit (down by a little over four centimeters / 1.6 inches), but on the flip side, the cargo volume is virtually the same for both front and rear storage compartments.
Inside the powertrain bay, the XC40 Recharge is a dual-motor AWD setup just like the C40. The C40 has a combined output of 402 horsepower (300 kilowatts) and 487 pound-feet (660 Newton-meters) of torque. This crossover can hit 100 km/h in just 4.7 seconds and record the 180 km/h as the top speed. Keep it in mind although the power of engine is high, due to the Volvos electronic top speed limiter on all of its new cars, it is impossible for this car to unleashed all its power.
the electric motors of these vehicles are fed with a 78-kW battery pack. It has the rate of 75-kWh capacity. That means a full charge is enough for 338 km with range per EPA and 261 miles (420 kilometers) according to the WLTP cycle. The XC40 Recharge also was certified by EPA at a slightly lower 208 miles (335 km), but the electric crossover got an over-the-air-update earlier this week, promising to bring more range (and faster charging).
It takes eight hours to charge this vehicle with a 11-kW charger and by using a fast charge this time reduces to 40 minutes (a 150-kW charger). Also, with the future upgrade of Volvo, this company promised improved range for C40.
The production would start this fall in Ghent, Belgium where the XC40 is assembled for the US-bound C40 Recharge. And this company has coming plans for five more EVs to be added in 10 years.