Volvo presents the C40 Recharge, a new 100% electric model with Suv-coupé architecture characterised by a roofline that descends rapidly at the rear. Based on the Swedish manufacturer’s modular CMA platform, capable of accommodating thermal, hybrid and electric powertrains, the car joins Volvo’s first electric model, the XC40 Recharge presented in 2020.

In the future the manufacturer will present other zero-emission models and plans to have an all-electric range from 2030 based on platforms dedicated exclusively to this type of propulsion. The design of the C40 Recharge is based on the XC40 Recharge, Volvo’s most compact SUV: while the front end is almost identical, the rear end features a sloping roof, specific lighting and a fastback design with a truncated tail.

Powered by two electric motors, one on the front and one on the rear axle and powered by a 78 kWh lithium battery pack (for a range of 420 km), the C40 Recharge has a modern interior in line with the latest Volvo models. As on the XC40 Recharge, the infotainment system was developed in collaboration with Google and is based on an Android operating system, providing additional integrated services from Google Maps to Google Assistant for a complete user experience. The C40 Recharge will go into production this autumn and will be built together with the XC40 Recharge at the Swedish manufacturer’s plant in Ghent, Belgium.