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Volvo announces C40 Recharge crossover and says it's going all electric by 2030

Volvo introduced that its lineup will consist solely of electric vehicles by the tip of this decade. And it took a step towards that objective by revealing a brand new totally electric automobile, the Volvo C40 Recharge. 

Introduced on Wednesday, the C40 Recharge is pretty just like the opposite totally electric Volvo automobile, the XC40 Recharge, albeit it is rather less of an SUV and extra of a hatchback. Volvo says it has “all the advantages of an SUV,” together with a excessive seating place, however with an total decrease, sleeker design. 

Visually, the C40 is a extra muscular, barely larger tackle the hatchback, that shares simply sufficient DNA with an SUV to be engaging to, effectively, just about everybody, judging by SUV and crossover sales figures. 

Volvo announces C40 Recharge crossover and says it's going all electric by 2030

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The C40 is powered by twin electric motors, one on the entrance and one on the rear axle, and will get energy from a 78kWh battery that has a variety of round 420 kilometers in line with Volvo, although the corporate hopes to enhance that over time with over-the-air software program updates. The automobile accelerates from 0-60mph in 4.7 seconds with a high pace of 112 mph. Volvo says quick charging will get you 80 % battery in about 40 minutes. 

Volvo announces C40 Recharge crossover and says it's going all electric by 2030

Inside, the C40 Recharge may have the identical infotainment system because the XC40. It is collectively developed by Google and Volvo, based mostly on Android, and comes with built-in Google apps and companies comparable to Maps, Assistant and Play Retailer. 

Volvo will likely be providing the C40 on-line solely with a purpose to “scale back complexity” of its mannequin providing. The corporate plans to begin manufacturing the C40 Recharge this fall in its plant in Ghent, Belgium, although there is no phrase on the provision date or value. 

As for its roadmap, Volvo says the C40 is considered one of a number of electric fashions that may develop into obtainable “within the coming years.” The corporate says gasoline engines are a factor of the previous, and plans to solely provide electric fashions by 2030. With the transfer, Volvo joins quite a few different automobile producers, together with Ford, GM and Jaguar Land Rover, who’ve promised to change to electric vehicles solely (or principally) within the subsequent 5 to 10 years. 

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