Swedish carmaker Volvo unveiled their first electric vehicle (XC40) under new brand ‘Recharge’ in 2019. Volvo XC40 Recharge is a compact SUV with a fully electric and plug-in hybrid powertrain. It comes with Google Android Operating System Infotainment with over the air software update facility.
XC40’s Android-powered infotainment system has in-built Google services as Google Assistant, Google Maps & Google Play Store. The SUV comes in 8 colours and comes with a warranty of 8 years or 1,60,000 kms, whichever occurs first.
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Specifications of Volvo XC40 Recharge
- 0-100 km/ hr: 4.9 sec
- Range: 400+ km
- 80% charged: 40 mins
- Power: 408 hp
- Battery: Li-ion 78kWh
Interior of Volvo XC40 is of Charcoal Black colour, and the vehicle comes with 413 litres of trunk volume. The SUV generates a torque of 330Nm and attains a top speed of 180km/ hr.
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- Length: 442.5 cm
- Width, (incl. mirrors): 203.4 cm
- Height, (incl. shark fin): 165.2 cm
- Track, front: 160.0 cm
- Track, rear: 161.0 cm
- Ground clearance: 17.5 cm
Features of Volvo XC40 Recharge
- No start button, just touch the brake
- Wireless Phone Charging
- Protective Body Structure
- Blindspot warning with steer assist (BLIS)
- Theft Protection Bluetooth Key
- Driver Assist: Keeps a set speed and distance to the vehicle in front while controlling the steering
- Silent and Zero tailpipe emissions while driving
- Various Interior parts of the car are made of recycled materials
- Car sharing feature via Volvo on Call app
Volvo cars are known for their safety and the Volvo XC40 is no exception, it is a carbon emission-free vehicle with powerful driving experience. Volvo has committed to making their output (car sales) to become 50% electric globally by 2025 and their latest offering in the fully electric vehicles will be XC90 Recharged, which is expected to be launched in 2022.