Volvo presented a serial electric cross-coupe C40 Recharge with an autonomous driving radius of 420 km (7 photos + video)

Volvo Cars has released an officiala press release introducing the new all-electric Volvo C40 Recharge, further advancing the road to reducing emissions. The new model becomes the company's second production car in the Volvo C40 Recharge range, and is a slightly modified version of the classic Volvo XC40 Recharge crossover. Also, in the near future, other modifications of the electric vehicle will be launched on the market.

New electric car Volvo C40 Recharge initiallywas created as an all-electric car, while for the Volvo XC40 crossover there was a version with an internal combustion engine on the market. In the new Volvo brand, which, like the XC40, is based on the Volvo CMA platform, the changes primarily affect the design of the body, which has become more sporty, with a sloping roofline.

Electric Volvo C40 Recharge gets twopower plants, one for each axle, with a total power of 300 kW, which will make it possible to reach speeds of up to 100 km / h in 4.9 seconds. The 78 kW battery pack guarantees a travel radius of up to 420 km on a single WLTP charge. Quick Charge will recharge your battery up to 80% in just 40 minutes.

Volvo C40 infotainment systemRecharge was developed jointly with Google based on the Android operating system with support for Google Maps, Google Assistant, Google Play Store services. The high-speed connection will ensure that the vehicle's software is regularly updated over the air.

Volvo C40 Recharge will be soldonly through the online store, where the consumer can choose the design and modification of the model. Serial production of the updated model will begin this fall and will be concentrated at the Volvo Cars plant in Ghent, Belgium, where the classic Volvo XC40 Recharge crossover model is now being produced.

By the end of the decade in 2030, Volvoplans to completely switch to the production of exclusively electric cars, and by 2025 it is planned to produce half of the company's cars as fully electric, and the second half - in a hybrid modification.