Published on September 23rd, 2022 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
Volvo C40 Recharge Is The Start Of Pure Electric Design
The C40 is the first Volvo to be designed from the start as an electric vehicle.
Yes, we have already seen the popularity of the Volvo XC40 electric SUV that has been well received in Malaysia. In June this year, the Volvo Recharge sales were beyond expectations and order taking was put on hold for just a few months, then restarted as delivery from the factory resumed.
Incidentally, the waiting list keeps moving up and deliveries are also moving as fast as possible, given all the issues starting with chip shortages and logistic hold-ups in various parts of the world.
Meanwhile, we know that the future of Volvo Cars is electric as they have stated a year before in their commitment to bring clean air motoring to the world.
Plus, we have seen how the all new Volvo C40 Recharge is the latest manifestation of the company’s commitment to a zero-emission future.
Meanwhile, the Volvo C40 Recharge has all the benefits of an SUV but with a lower and sleeker design. It is based on the CMA vehicle platform and is the first Volvo model in history designed as pure electric only.
Volvo Cars has made a commitment that by 2025, it aims for 50 percent of its global sales volume to consist of fully electric cars, with the rest plug-in hybrids. By 2030, it plans for every car it sells to be pure electric which means petrol power in any form will no longer exist.
“The C40 Recharge represents the future of Volvo and shows where we are going,” said Henrik Green, Chief Technology Officer at Volvo Cars.
The rear of the Volvo C40 Recharge features a striking rear-end design to go with the lower roof line, while the new front design introduces a new face for electric Volvos and includes headlights with state-of-the-art pixel technology.
It is good to see that the Volvo C40 Recharge cabin provides customers with the high seating position that most Volvo drivers prefer, while it is available with a range of colour and deco options unique to the model. It is also the first Volvo model to be completely leather free.
Like the XC40 Recharge, the C40 Recharge comes with one of the best infotainment systems on the market, jointly developed with Google and based on the Android operating system.
It provides consumers with Google apps and services built-in, such as Google Maps, Google Assistant and the Google Play Store.
Unlimited data enables superior connectivity and the C40 Recharge will receive software updates over the air. That means it will continue to improve over time after it has left the factory.
The propulsion consists of twin electric motors, one on the front and one on the rear axle, powered by a 78kWh battery that can be fast charged to 80 percent in about 40 minutes. It offers an anticipated range of around 420km, which is expected to improve over time via over-the-air software updates.