Published on May 26th, 2022 | by Amirul Mukminin0
Volvo C40 Recharge Gets 5-Star Euro NCAP Rating
The Swedish automaker’s five-star streak in Euro NCAP testing continues
Volvo has always been a proponent of safety, having invented the three-point seat belt in the 1950s and and introduced a limited top speed of 180 km/h in all of its cars produced from 2020. Therefore, it is little surprise that each and every single one of its model has been awarded the maximum five-star safety rating by the Euro NCAP.
The latest model to receive the highly-coveted safety accolade is the Volvo C40 Recharge, which is the brand’s second fully electric model after the XC40 Recharge. First introduced in March 2021, the C40 Recharge is powered by twin electric motors, one on the front and one on the rear axle for all-wheel drive.
With a 78 kWh battery, the crossover offers a range of around 420 km, which can be improved over time via over-the-air software updates. Fast charging enables the battery to reach an 80% state of charge in just 40 minutes.
The fully electric Volvo C40 Recharge has been awarded a five-star safety rating in the 2022 Euro NCAP tests, joining its siblings in the Volvo Cars line-up as one of the safest cars on the road today.
The rating continues Volvo Cars’ five-star streak in Euro NCAP testing, as all tested Volvo models on sale today received five stars in their respective Euro NCAP assessments.
The C40 Recharge scored especially well on occupant safety and driver assist systems, helped by one of the most extensive standard safety offers in its segment. Among many other scenarios, these safety technologies help drivers detect and avoid collisions, remain in their lane and reduce the impact of accidentally running off the road.
“We always aim to be a leader in safety,” said Malin Ekholm, head of the Volvo Cars Safety Centre. “That means we adhere to strict safety standards in all of our cars, many of which we helped establish over time. No matter which Volvo you choose, you and your loved ones will drive one of the safest cars on the market.”
Launched in 2021, the C40 Recharge is Volvo Cars’ second fully electric model. In coming years, Volvo Cars plans to roll out a whole new family of pure electric cars, one of the industry’s most ambitious electrification plans.
Volvo Cars was the first established car maker to commit to all-out electrification and aims to sell only pure electric cars by 2030. Already by 2025, it aims for half of its global volume to consist of pure electric cars. Reflecting Volvo Cars’ ambition to be an industry leader in safety, the upcoming generation of Volvo models also aim to set new standards in safety.