Volvo debuts XC40 Recharge with 408 horsepower, 249-mile range
EPA range will likely be closer to 225 miles.
Volvo has revealed the XC40 Recharge, the automaker's first of many planned all-electric models.
The battery-powered crossover closely resembles the internal-combustion and hybrid XC40 variants that are built upon the same platform, yet still a fairly obvious EV thanks to a solid panel in place of an unnecessary grille.
The Recharge is positioned as a long-range model in the high-riding EV segment that will soon be populated by several rivals ranging from the Tesla Model Y to Ford's Mustang-inspired EV. Volvo says its contender will be rated at more than 249 miles of range according to the WLTP standard, hinting at an EPA figure of around 225 miles, with fast-charge support that can fill the battery to 80 percent in just 40 minutes.
The pure battery-powered XC40 boasts 408 horsepower delivered to all four wheels, however the company has not disclosed acceleration estimates or other performance specifications.
The Chinese-owned Swedish marque expects EVs to account for half of its global sales by 2025, with the rest hybrids. The 'Recharge' sub-brand will be applied to all chargeable models, including plug-in hybrids and EVs.