Volvo has revealed the new XC40 Recharge, the company’s first-ever fully electric car.
Underpinned by the brand’s Compact Modular Architecture and based on the standard XC40, the Recharge is only distinguished by the grille, badging and alloy wheels.
A 78kWh lithium-ion battery pack drives two electric motors for all-wheel drive capability. In total, the system produces 300kW of power and 660Nm of torque.
According to the WLTP standard, a driving range of 400 kilometres is possible on a full charge, while the 0-100km/h dash takes 4.9 seconds.
Volvo says the battery can be replenished to 80 per cent of capacity in 40 minutes.
Over the next five years, Volvo will launch a fully electric car every year, with a goal of EVs making up 50 per cent of its global sales by 2025, with the rest being hybrids.
Recharge will be the overarching name for all chargeable Volvos with a fully electric or plug-in hybrid powertrain.
Volvo Cars Australia has announced electric and plug-in hybrid versions of the XC40 will be available locally late in 2020.
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