Volvo has plans to make all their cars pure electric by 2030, and their latest step in that direction is with the release of the new C40 Recharge. The C40 Recharge is a culmination of what’s been working for Volvo. It brings forth their latest efforts to create a zero-emission future and expands on their other green initiatives.
The C40 is the first Volvo ever to be designed without a petrol or diesel engine. The C40 will be only available with an electric motor. Volvo’s newest car will also be based on the CMA platform, the same chassis as the XC40 and Polestar 2.
The C40 Recharge will also introduce Volvo’s newest nomenclature for trim levels to move away from the traditional T5/6/8 (or D- models in Europe). Ultimate specification is the top-of-the-line model and includes the luxurious Harman Kardon sound system, 20” wheels, Pilot Assist, and more. Customers can even opt for Fjord Blue Carpet, however it’s only available on four of the seven paint colors. This addition has me feeling nostalgic from the Nordkap Blue interior options on the ‘04 - ‘07 S60R/V70R.
Volvo describes the C40 as having all the benefits of an SUV “but with a lower and sleeker design.” This leads to improved aerodynamics and handling from its larger sibling, the XC40. An electric motor at both the front and rear of the C40 helps propel the vehicle to 60mph in just 4.5 seconds. These two motors give an estimated range of an excess of 200 miles.
Due to the lack of a traditional combustion engine, the C40 has been designed to be safer than ever and absorb more impact than its non-EV competitors. The battery is even protected by a safety cage with a built-in crumple zone around it, and helps to lower the car’s center of gravity for better handling.
Inside the C40, passengers will be wrapped in a completely leather-free interior. The faux leather will be made from completely recycled materials as a part of Volvo’s efforts to lead the charge in a more sustainable future. Android runs the infotainment system, dubbed as one of the best on the market. Drivers can also be assisted by Volvo’s ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistance System) which helps with collision avoidance, lane keeping aid, emergency braking, and more.
The 2022 Volvo C40 Recharge is available to reserve now and has an estimated delivery date of Q4 2021. With a starting price tag of $58,750, will you be buying the C40? Let us know in the comments on our Facebook or Instagram post!
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