Volvo aims to turn its complete line-up of cars to go fully electric by 2030. As a result of the strategy, the company unveiled the Volvo C40 Recharge – which is the first model in the company’s history to be manufactured as a pure electric-only car. Now, the company has announced the pre-order availability of the C40 Recharge online via volvocars.com in markets across Europe as of this week.
Coming in a little depth about the availability. The Volvo C40 Recharge is available to order now in the Netherlands and Norway, and from June 3 in Sweden and the UK. Other markets will follow the suit in the coming weeks. If interested, you may find the local pricing, which is available via volvocars.com.
Volvo C40 Recharge Convenient Care Service
Volvo after-market and customer service are among the best and in order to reduce complexity in its portfolios and focus on attractive pre-selected variants, Volvo Cars has drastically simplified the consumer offering of the C40 Recharge. When customers get a new C40 Recharge, it will come with a convenient Care offer including items such as service, warranty, roadside assistance, as well as insurance and home charging options where available.
“We call it the future of Volvo,” said Lex Kerssemakers, head of global commercial operations at Volvo Cars. “That is because our Volvo C40 Recharge is more than just a new car. It is our first ever electric-only model and represents a significant step in our plan to move online for the benefit of consumer convenience. It is, in short, a completely new take on a Volvo, he added.”
The C40 Recharge is the latest manifestation of Volvo Cars’ commitment to a zero-emission future. The company will roll out several electric models in the coming years and aims for 50% of its global sales volume to consist of pure electric cars by 2025. By 2030, it plans for every car it produces to be pure electric.
Soul of an SUV but sleek
There is no denying that Volvo makes some nicest looking models. The latest C40 Recharge is no different and carries some of the design elements from its sibling XC40. Keeping the similarity aside, the C40 Recharge has all the benefits of an SUV but with a lower and sleeker design. The rear of the C40 Recharge features a striking rear-end design to go with the lower roofline. The new front design introduces a new face for electric Volvos and includes headlights with state-of-the-art pixel technology.
Leather-free Interior and Superior Infotainment Systems
Apart from being the first Volvo to go fully electric, it is also the first Volvo model to be completely leather-free. The C40 Recharge provides customers with the high seating position that most Volvo drivers prefer, while it is available with a range of colors and customizable options unique to the model.
The C40 is strikingly similar to the XC40 Recharge. And like the latter, it comes with the top Infotainment Systems, jointly developed with Google and based on the Android OS. It provides consumers with Google apps and services built-in, such as Google Assistant, Google Maps, and Google Play.
Powerful twin electric motors backed by a 78kWh battery
In case you’re wondering, the propulsion consists of twin electric motors, one on the front and one on the rear axle. It’s powered by a 78kWh battery that can be fast-charged to 80 percent in about 40 minutes. It offers an anticipated range of around 420 km on a full charge. The range is expected to improve over time via OTA software updates, as per the company.
The C40 Recharge will go into production this fall and will be built alongside the XC40 Recharge at the Volvo Cars manufacturing plant in Ghent, Belgium. That being said, what do you guys have to say regarding the new C40 Recharge? Drop in the comments.