Electric Vehicle News
- It has a twin motor system with a combined power of 304 kW
- A 78 kWh battery pack offers 400 km range according to WLTP
- The acceleration from 0-100kph in 4.9sec
- Top speed of 180 kmph.
- Charging is available through an 11kW AC charger or a 150kW DC fast-charger
- The UK price is around 60,000 UK Pounds, so expect the price in India to be more than Rs 70 Lakh
Charles Frump, Managing Director at Volvo Car India said
"Volvo is committed to sustainable mobility and plans to bring full portfolio of electric cars in India. This is part of our global commitment to reduce our CO2 footprint per car by 40 per cent by 2025. Our first battery electric vehicle, Volvo XC40 Recharge, is coming to India in the second half of 2021. XC40 Recharge has received a very good response from customers in other markets and we are expecting the same in India as well."
Regarding the pricing, Frump said, "We will be able to have a very good offer on the XC 40 EV for the customers, compared to the petrol version. Of course it’ll be more expensive, but I think the gap between the petrol and the BEV will be much less"
Frump also praised the EV policy of India and said it will especially help the luxury segment. "The EV policy is great and we would recommend the government to continue with it without any changes. The current strategy is set-up for success as luxury cars will lead the EV space in India."
Volvo seems pretty ambitious and have declared that 50% of the cars they sell should be pure electric by 2025, the other 50% to be hybrids. And the Volvo XC40 Recharge is the first electric car among many, to be launched in the coming years.
Good to see that Volvo is getting their electric car to India as soon as possible. Like the Jaguar i-PACE, the Volvo XC40 Recharge will offer luxury car buyers an option to go electric.