What a coup(é)! Volvo’s first purpose-built electric car is announced

We were excited to see Volvo announce the C40 Recharge earlier this month! The popular Swedish marque’s first purpose-built electric car is a coupé twist on the electrified XC40 Recharge SUV. It’s due to go into production this autumn with first deliveries before 2022, and is available for online ordering soon!

Volvo has promised to go all-electric by 2030, and its first pure-electric crossover boasts a 260-mile electric range and 0-62mph in just 4.9 seconds. The 78Wh battery can be fast-charged to 80% in 40 minutes. The one-pedal drive allows for comfortable control while fast, smooth acceleration lets the C40 Recharge deliver an exhilarating experience.

Henrik Green, Chief Technology Officer at Volvo, commented:

“The C40 Recharge represents the future of Volvo and shows where we are going. It is fully electric, offered online only with a convenient care package and will be available for quick delivery. Getting a new Volvo was never this attractive.”

Based on Volvo’s CMA vehicle platform, the C40 Recharge features a stunning coupé-like roofline, new side skirts and bumpers, and a new rear light design. The front features a progression of the XC40 P8’s closed-off grille, which Volvo says is a “new face for electric Volvos”. The headlights feature state-of-the-art pixel-technology, while the DLRs take the shape of the brand’s signature ‘Thor’s Hammer’ design.

Volvo says the C40 Recharge has all the benefits of an SUV but with a lower and sleeker design. It still offers a raised seating position, and comes with an infotainment system that has been jointly developed with Google, a range of colour and unique C40 deco options.

It’s also the first Volvo with a 100% leather-free interior, including steering wheel, gear shifter and upholstery. The marque says it believes “this represents a new, more respectful interpretation of luxury and how materials can be used in car design”.

Has this sleek electric coupé caught your eye? Register your interest with your local Johnsons Volvo today!