Volvo launches C40, the automaker’s second all-electric vehicle


Volvo unveiled the company’s second all-electric car on Tuesday. The C40 Recharge follows the XC40 in an SUV with a sportier design and smoother lines. The car will not have a version with an internal combustion engine, as the automaker’s goal is to produce only electric vehicles by 2030.

“The C40 Recharge represents the future of Volvo and shows where we are going. It is fully electric, sold over the Internet and shipped quickly, ”said Henrik Green, CTO.


Volvo C40 Recharge.  Image: Volvo / Disclosure
Volvo C40 Recharge. Image: Volvo / Disclosure

The new car has two electric motors powered by a 78 kWh battery. Fully loaded, the C40 can cover 420 kilometers. The car accelerates from 0 to 100 km / h in 4.9 seconds.

В станциях быстрой зарядки аккумулятор достигает 80% своей емкости всего за 40 минут. В источниках меньшего размера, мощностью 11 кВт · ч, для загрузки того же объема требуется восемь часов. Время может варьироваться в зависимости от температуры аккумулятора, местоположения, оборудования, состояния аккумулятора или автомобиля.

В дополнение к этим пунктам это еще один служебный автомобиль, основанный на платформе CMA, среднеразмерной платформе, разработанной Volvo совместно с Geely. Внутри автомобиль имеет высокие сиденья и не имеет кожаных элементов.

The Volvo C40 Recharge has an Android operating system and no leather upholstery.  Image: Volvo / Disclosure
Volvo C40 Recharge имеет операционную систему на базе Android и не имеет кожаной обивки. Изображение: Volvo / Раскрытие

The C40, like the XC40 Recharge, is powered by an Android operating system developed in collaboration with Google. Assistant, Google Maps and Play Store are some of the apps available for interaction and may vary by market and are upgradeable.

A sales start date has yet to be announced, but the automaker says production will begin next fall in the northern hemisphere, spring in the southern hemisphere, at a plant in Ghent, Belgium. By 2025, the company expects electric vehicles to account for 50% of global sales.

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