Volvo has launched its first electric car – a compact SUV XC40 Recharge. The car is produced at a factory in Ghent, Belgium. Volvo even shared a couple of photos from the assembly line.
At the same time, the company confirmed the key characteristics of the model. For example, the XC40 Recharge is equipped with a traction battery with a capacity of 78 kWh, full charging of which provides mileage “over” 400 km (WLTP cycle). The vehicle is all-wheel drive, it is equipped with two electric motors with a total power of almost 410 hp. The XC40 Recharge has a built-in 11 kW charger. Acceleration from 0 to 97 km/h takes 4.7 seconds, the maximum speed is limited to 180 km/h.
According to representatives of Volvo, all XC40 Recharge, which will be produced this year, have already been sold. However, the volume of production is not reported. It is expected that the cost of the car will start at $55000 (in the U.S.).