The All Electric Volvo XC40 Recharge: Born From Swedish Creativity. Designed To Simplify City Life

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When Safety Meets Environment, A Volvo Electric Car Is Born!

Volvo Cars, the Swedish automotive manufacturer, was one of the first mainstream OEM’s to commit to a push towards zero-emission road transportation.  In 2017, the company announced its intention to ‘electrify every car in our range’.  

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GEELY, The Chinese Automotive Company That Owns Volvo Cars (credit: GEELY)

Volvo is not new to ‘electric propulsion’ and has already deployed a test fleet of battery-electric vehicles (BEVs) in 2010 and had launched the first plug-in hybrid diesel cars in 2012.  The Gothenburg headquartered company is owned by the Chinese automotive behemoth, Geely, that also owns the automotive brands Lotus Cars and Polestar.  

Apart from the XC40 Recharge pure electric SUV, Volvo also has the following plug-in electric hybrid cars in its fast expanding green car portfolio:

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The XC 40 Recharge Plug-In Hybrid SUV Available Via e-zoomed (credit: Volvo)
  • The automotive manufacturer (OEM) aims to achieve up to 20% sales from plug-in hybrids in 2020.  Its ambition for 2025 is to achieve 50% sales from pure electric cars and the remaining 50% from plug-in hybrid electric cars. The company is also committed to becoming ‘climate neutral’ across the value chain by 2040. 
  • The all-wheel drive pure electric XC40 Recharge comes with a 78 kWh lithium-ion battery, with a claimed WLTP range up to 208 miles.   The electric vehicle can be charged from 0% to 80% within 40 minutes using fast charging DC/150 kW (60 miles range in 10 minutes).  Home charging, is between 8 to 10 hours (0% to 100%) using an 11kW home electric car charging point.  
The All-Electric XC 40 Recharge SUV (credit: Volvo)
  • The ‘true urban’ zero-emission SUV can achieve 0 to 62 mph in 4.9 seconds, with a top speed of 111 mph (408 hp).  
  • The Recharge is an all-electric version of the successful internal combustion engine (ICE) XC40 SUV.  The EV is based on the Compact Modular Architecture (CMA) platform. 
The All-Electric XC 40 Recharge SUV (credit: Volvo)
  • The electric vehicle (EV) has a brand new infotainment system powered by Google’s Android operating system. 
  • The all-electric Volvo Recharge is available in a multiple of colour options to include, Black-Stone, Fusion Red, Glacier Silver, Sage Green, Crystal White and more! 20″ 5V Spoke (diamond cut/ matt graphite) come as standard.
The All-Electric XC 40 Recharge SUV (credit: Volvo)
  • The EV has a number of packs included: climate, driver-assist, versatility, power seat, lounge. Car protection can be added for an additional £200. Other optical equipment includes a retractable tower (£1,150), bike carrier (£100), luggage net (£90) and more. According to Geely, consumer interest and demand has been strong for the EV.  Production is in Ghent (Belgium) and China. 
  • Prices start from £59,985. 

Battery And Range 

  • Battery capacity: 78 kWh (launch edition)
  • Battery type: lithium-ion
  • Range (WLTP): 208 miles
  • Capable of rapid charging (up to 150 kW DC fast charging capability): zero to 80% in 40 minutes

Power & Performance

  • 0-62 mph: 4.9 sec
  • Top speed: 111 mph
  • Brake horsepower: 408 bhp
  • Torque: 660 Nm

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EVBox EV Home Charging Station Available Via e-zoomed(credit: EVBox)

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Ashvin Suri

Ashvin has been involved with the renewables, energy efficiency and infrastructure sectors since 2006. He is passionate about the transition to a low-carbon economy and electric transportation. Ashvin commenced his career in 1994, working with US investment banks in New York. Post his MBA from the London Business School (1996-1998), he continued to work in investment banking at Flemings (London) and JPMorgan (London). His roles included corporate finance advisory, M&A and capital raising. He has been involved across diverse industry sectors, to include engineering, aerospace, oil & gas, airports and automotive across Asia and Europe. In 2010, he co-founded a solar development platform, for large scale ground and roof solar projects to include the UK, Italy, Germany and France. He has also advised on various renewable energy (wind and solar) utility scale projects working with global institutional investors and independent power producers (IPP’s) in the renewable energy sector. He has also advised in key international markets like India, to include advising the TVS Group, a multi-billion dollar industrial and automotive group in India. Ashvin has also advised Indian Energy, an IPP backed by Guggenheim (a US$ 165 billion fund). He has also advised AMIH, a US$ 2 billion, Singapore based group. Ashvin has also worked in the real estate and infrastructure sector, to including working with the Matrix Group (a US$ 4 billion property group in the UK) to launch one of the first few institutional real estate funds for the Indian real estate market. The fund was successfully launched with significant institutional support from the UK/ European markets. He has also advised on water infrastructure, to include advising a Swedish clean technology company in the water sector. He is also a member of the Forbury Investment Network advisory committee. He has also been involved with a number of early stage ventures.

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