Volvo has agreed to the fact that future is electric and therefore the very first Volvo electric SUV is entering the electric car’s SUV segment. Volvo wants to change the way people move. In order to achieve zero emission of nitrogen oxide and carbon dioxide Volvo has evolved their technology to produce pure electric cars.
New electric powertrain developed by Volvo is very powerful and silent, capable of providing linear acceleration. For instant power requirements for sudden take offs it generates a great torque on pressing acceleration pedal.
Volvo Electric SUV provides a good range over a single charge thus you need not to bother about frequent charging. It gives you freedom to charge it at home with your household power supply as well.
We are highly impressed by Volvo’s vision to electrify 50% of their entire range of production by year 2025. Their commitment is clearly justified with the introduction of wide range of electric hybrids and one all electric SUV.
XC40 Recharge: Battery, Power & Performance & Top Speed
So, let us introduce you with the very first Volvo Electric SUV, XC40 Recharge which is expected to arrive in the later half of 2020. This electric SUV is a great combination of style, performance & smartness. A fine blend of Artificial intelligence gives an upper edge to this SUV over the other electric cars in this segment.
This Volvo electric SUV has 408 horsepower to offer. This much of power is capable of taking this car from 0-100 km/h in just 4.9 seconds. Pure electric version of XC40 electric car has got a high performance all four wheel drive electric powertrain.
This mind boggling SUV’s battery offers 78 KwH capacity out of which 75 Kwh can be utilized. Its electric motor can generate 660 Nm of torque for those quick getaways. So, you want to know exactly that
Volvo All Electric SUV Range and Charging Time
Volvo XC 40 electric release date is coming closer and closer and thus people are getting excited about the Range and the time to charge it upto 100 percent. So, for you information we would like to tell you that it has got a very long range of beyond 200 miles per charge.
As far as charging time is concerned, all electric Volvo SUV just takes 40 minutes to charge upto 80 % of its battery. By putting it on fast charging for just 10 minutes can return you a range of 100 km which is quite enough for a quick drive. Although, range may vary a little, due to various external factors in real world.
Volvo Electric SUV is equipped with Android Powered infotainment system
Volvo wants to change the way present electric cars assist and entertain their users. Volvo has clubbed various guidance and info systems like GPS, Calling feature, Google Assistance with audio and video for entertainment perse. The new infotainment system inside XC40 electric SUV is based on android therefore is very user friendly.
Trunk space in front Compartment, People calling it ‘Frunk’ instead of Trunk
As we all know that electric motor generally takes lesser space in comparison to any conventional fuel engine. Thus there is some space left in engine compartment which has given the opportunity for the auto designers to make use of.
This space is although not so much (around 30 ltr) but would be suffice for keeping some small packages while on the move. Many a times it may help you to fit some extra luggage when your trunk is not able to breath.
New Volvo Electric SUV 2020 is Available in 8 Colors
Different personalities have different choice of color and many a times people find it hard to get their favorite color when it comes to electric SUVs.
But, Volvo has ensured to provide color of their choice to its customers by giving 8 color options to choose from. So, just swipe and check whether its available in color of your choice.
Volvo XC40 electric release date
Till now there is official commitment for the release of new Volvo XC40 Electric SUV. But, Volvo XC40 electric is expected to be released in October 2020. Although there are many rumors about XC40 electric release date but none of them qualifies till official confirmation.
Even, if we go as per the timelines of the company, Volvo has also kept a deadline according to which company would launch Volvo ev SUV by the fall of 2020.
New Volvo all electric SUV XC40 Recharge Price
XC40 Volvo electric SUV would be available for sale in the later part of year 2020 and it is expected to launch at an approximate price of $48000 with additional customizable features. These Advanced Packages would attract additional prices.
Presently Advanced package of $1400 includes Pilot Assist Driver Assistance System with cruise control, Eagle eye view 3600 camera, Headlight cleaning system with LED headlamps. The Led Headlights would have active Bending lights. These advanced package features has been shown in detail below.
XC40 Electric SUV’s Pilot Assist Driver Assistance System with Adaptive Cruise Control
This is an artificial intelligence based system which helps you to enjoy a joyful drive from zero to top speed. Adaptive Cruise Control, as the name suggests is an assistive system which automatically maintains the cruise speed even if it is changed due to traffic conditions.
Cruise control also helps to set a particular distance from the vehicle moving in front of you. Pilot assist helps you to keep your vehicle in the lane as well as to maintain a safety distance from other vehicles with a little additional steering support.
Actively Bending LED Headlights of XC40
Volvo is always known for its distinguished technology and you may witness the same in their LED headlights fitted in XC40 electric SUV. These headlights sense the steering and steer themselves accordingly while lighting the area on the side you are bending towards.
An additional feature is the automation of dipper which automatically switches to low beam when you pass by another car to avoid dazzling of other driver. After that it automatically switches back to high beam. This feature has been extended to XC40’s fog lights too.
Automatic Headlight Cleaning System in new Volvo EV
For the very first time, Volvo has introduced a powerful and efficient high pressure jet system for cleaning of dust & dirt from the headlights. This jet is also accompanied by windshield washers for better cleaning. The nozzles come out of the bumpers only when the cleaning system is activated.
Bird’s eye View camera in Volvo electric SUV for 3600 watch.
Now, you would not miss out anything in your surroundings. There are total four cameras which have been integrated to provide you 3600 view around your new all electric Volvo SUV.
Each door mirror consists of one camera on front and one towards back and the live feed is shown on the infotainment screen inside the car. An additional rear camera is also there enabled with zoomed-in rear view feature.
XC40 Electric SUV has got 413 litres of Trunk
Volvo new Recharge SUV has a huge trunk with 413 Ltr capacity which is quite enough for storage. The space could have been much more but got reduced due to battery fittings under the Trunk floor. Although, in addition to this it has also got a 30 litre of space in front engine compartment, where you can easily store your power cables and charger like stuffs.
Volvo Electric SUV Exteriors
XC40 All electric ev is a 5 door compact luxury SUV with front engine four wheel drive. It is mounted on a CMA (Compact Modular Architectureplatform with a wheelbase of 2702 mm.
The total length of this vehicle is 4425 mm and width is 2034 mm with mirrors. With 1652 mm of height it has got a curb weight of 1497-1733 kg. Therefore, we can say that XC40 all electric SUV is identical in Proportions and designs to a regular XC40.
Charging socket is fitted on the rear quarter panel. To your surprise, there is no exhaust pipe. The two prominent badges,”Recharge” & “P8 AWD” are prominently visible on C-pillars and the rear hatch respectively.
The LED headlights resemble basic rocket design with active bending features. It’s a proper hatchback with foldable rear seats and hydraulic trunk door at rear.
Front closed grills are lustrous with glossy front splitter. Actually, the front grills are no more grills because unlike conventional engines, electric powertrain doesn’t need cooling fan at the front. There is a panoramic sunroof at the top. 2020 Volvo electric SUV is available in 8 color options as already mentioned above.
Volvo Electric SUV interior
Let’s first talk about the dimensions. Front headroom is 1030mm whereas 994mm at rear. Shoulder height is upto 1440 mm at front whereas 1429 mm at rear. Leg space is sufficient in both front and back, which is 1040 mm & 917mm respectively.
Now, moving onto smartness and AI, it is fitted with Apple Carplay and infotainment system with android connectivity. Volvo on call feature of XC40 electric SUV combines a mobile app with built-in car wi-fi thus you may experience a great drive.
Unlike previous versions of electric cars; Speedometer and pressure gauges are replaced by 13.2 inch digital instrument cluster which provides real time data of various user functions and system details.
Battery is fitted under the rear trunk therefore rear cargo area has lost some space in new Volvo electric SUV. Interior leather color can be customized according to user needs. Rest everything is reflected in the pictures shown below.
Volvo XC40 electric SUV has Zero Carbon emissions & uses recycled Plastic
Pure electric XC40 Recharge would help in reduction of environmental impact due to plastic and lead waste. Therefore, Volvo electric SUV is purely an ecofriendly car. Volvo look forward to use at least 25 percent recycled plastic in designing their cars interiors by 2025.
After the car’s lifecycle is over, almost 95 percent of car along with battery can be recycled. As pure electric powertrain comes without any exhaust therefore it has zero carbon emission in the environment.
XC40 Electric has got a top speed of 180 km/hr which is pretty impressive for any electric SUV
Volvo XC40 all electric SUV is expected to launch by Oct 2020.
Volvo xc40 electric starting price for base model would be around $48000 and additional features can be incorporated with additional cost.