Volvo XC40 Recharge Electric Vehicle unveiled in India, deliveries to being from October this year

Swedish luxury car maker Volvo Car India unveiled their 1st Electric Vehicle for India the XC40 Recharge, they also announced that it will commence deliveries in October 2021. Volvo XC40 Recharge is set to join the elite electric club in the luxury segment in India which include the Mercedes-Benz EQC, the soon to be launched Jaguar I-PACE and the Tesla brand that’s getting ready to enter India.

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“We are committeed to becoming a leader in the fast-growing premium electric car market and plan to double our volumes in the next two years. We will commence bookings of our first pure electric SUV, XC40 Recharge in June this year and start deliveries three months hence. By 2025 electric cars should constitute 80% of our annual sales” said Mr. Jyoti Malhotra, Managing Director, Volvo Car India

The XC40 has been on the lineup for Volvo here in India since some time now and the XC40 Recharge its EV version will further strengthen the brand looking ahead. The XC40 Recharge has a overall claimed range of over 400 kilometres and a certified range of around 335 kilometres drawing its power from the 78 kWh battery pack. The XC40 electric claims to hit 100 kmph in 4.7 seconds. The Volvo XC40 Recharge is based on the company’s Compact Modular Architecture (CMA) platform. The car has a sealed front grille housing the Volvo badge, a charging port on the rear, “Thor’s Hammer” LED headlights, and L-shaped taillights. It is flanked by blacked-out roof rails, ORVMs, B-pillars, and alloy wheels. Dimensions-wise, it has a wheelbase of 2,702mm and a ground clearance of 211mm.

The Volvo XC40 Recharge offers a 5-seater cabin with a Harman Kardon audio system, a panoramic sunroof, auto climate control, heated seats, and a multifunctional power steering wheel. It houses a 9.0-inch touchscreen infotainment panel with support for smartphone connectivity and the “Volvo On Call” app. Passengers’ safety is ensured by multiple airbags, a cross-traffic alert system, and a 360-degree-view camera.

New photo by Motor World India / Google Photos

As part of its sustainability initiatives, the company announced that it aims to become carbon neutral by 2040. The Company is also gearing towards having all Its dealerships in India becoming Green Dealerships. It is undertaking skill upgradation of its dealer workforce to familarize them with the new technology of electric cars as well as to respond to the exacting requirements of its customers.

As per the US pricing for the Volvo XC60 Recharge the car costs around $53,990 (approximately Rs. 39.78 lakh). In India, it will be brought as a completely built unit and should be priced upwards of Rs. 550lakh (ex-showroom).

The Company intends to sell only fully electric cars and phase out any car,in the portfolio, with an internal combustion engine, including hybrids by 2030. This is in sync with the Company’s global climate plan, which seeks to consistently reduce the life cycle carbon footprint per car through concrete action.



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