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    Volvo Cars launches new, pure electric Volvo C40 Recharge
    Mar 02, 2021

    The future of Volvo Cars is electric and the new Volvo C40 Recharge is the latest manifestation of its commitment to a zero emission future.
    The 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 the first Volvo model in history designed as pure electric only. Following the introduction of the XC40 Recharge and now the C40 Recharge, Volvo Cars will roll out several additional electric models in coming years.
    Already by 2025, it aims for 50 per cent of its global sales volume to consist of fully electric cars, with the rest hybrids. By 2030, it plans for every car it sells to be pure electric.

    “The C40 Recharge represents the future of Volvo and shows where we are going,” said Henrik Green, chief technology officer. “It is fully electric, offered online only with a convenient care package and will be available for quick delivery. Getting a new Volvo was never this attractive.”
    The rear of the 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 head lights with state-of-the-art pixel-technology.
    Inside, the C40 Recharge 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 per cent in about 40 minutes*. It offers an anticipated range of around 420 km*, which is expected to improve over time via over-the-air software updates.

    As announced earlier today, the fully electric C40 Recharge will be available online only. In line with its ambition of reducing complexity in its model offering and focus on attractive pre-selected variants, Volvo Cars has drastically simplified the consumer offering of the C40 Recharge.
    When customers get a new C40 Recharge, it will come with a convenient care package that includes items such as service, warranty, roadside assistance, as well as insurance and home charging options*.

    The C40 Recharge will go in production this fall and will be built alongside the XC40 Recharge at the Volvo Cars manufacturing plant in Ghent, Belgium.
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    Off course pure electric the C40 Recharge
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    I know the technology is unstoppable and the same goes for other makes, but reading just the sentence "the future of Volvo is electric", (still) sent a shiver down my spine.

    The fact that I submerge myself into collecting classic car pictures and information about classic cars, having no interest in this future technology doesn't help either - probably.

    Design wise this vehicle could go for a lot of other makes.

    Duell, as a Volvo (850) freak, what do you think of it?
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    I do like the electric cars. The fact that you could charge them with your own solar-panels at home. And they move silent that is ace.
    But they never replace the feeling that a petrol engine could give you. Maybe its something that a lot of people would never miss. But I would.

    About the design, I discussed this also with some friends recently. Is it a real Volvo? I do think so, not because it looks like something from the past, but because it has a sort of cool Swedish style. (whatever that is).
    They said the same things when they left the Amazon styling and switched to the 140. And then the stick a bit to the boxy styling with the 140/240/740/440/850/S70 but the second gen V70 was a complete break. And the latest V90 is again different. And they went form RWD to FWD from 4 cylinder to ...... you name it.

    I also love classic cars. My wedding car had to be a Volvo (P)1800, because it's the prettiest.
    And I drive 850 now for 17years. (I am on my second example). It's not the cheapest, nor is it the fastest but it's just practical, cool, 5cylinder turbo....... and the best Volvo ever

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