Volvo has just taken the wraps off its first-ever fully-electric vehicle, the XC40 Recharge. The car, which is an electric version of its compact crossover, features an all-wheel-drive electric powertrain which can produce a total of 304 kW, equivalent to 408 horsepower.
The Volvo XC40 Recharge boasts a range of over 249 miles per charge, and can be recharged up to 80 percent in just 40 minutes when using a fast charger.
In regards to the exterior, the EV which is currently offered in Sage Green color now features a closed grille, with a tiny slit underneath, and a cargo space under the hood. The interior is equipped with Volvo’s new Android-powered infotainment system which supports Google Assistant, Google Maps, and the Google Play Store.
According to the Swedish-based automaker, the new XC40 Recharge is only one of many EVs to come, as it plans on debuting one new electric car every year for the next five years to come. Volvo is hoping to eventually shift 50 percent of global sales over to EVs by 2025, and the remaining 50 percent, it hopes, will exclusively consist of hybrids.