The Fully Electric Volvo XC40 Recharge P8 AWD is Now Open for Pre-Orders
Are you interested in buying a Volvo XC40 Recharge P8 AWD? Volvo Cars has now officially opened its order books for this first, fully-electric vehicle, so you don't need to wait any longer before you can drive one soon.
Volvo Recharge is the Swedish company's new line of advanced pure electric and plug-in hybrid cars. It's created to give drivers and passengers good performance and a more environmentally-sustainable driving experience.
The Volvo XC40 Recharge runs purely on electricity, so it has no carbon emissions when driven. This urban SUV can go from 0-97 kph in 4.7 seconds, with a pure, raw power of 402 hp. It has a 2,000 lb towing capacity, with a large 78 kWh battery that has a projected range above 321 kilometers. This means you don't have to charge it often, giving you more distance to drive anywhere you want to go.
When needed, it can fast-charge from 10 percent to 80 percent charge in approximately 40 minutes.
Some of its best features include a Volvo On Call app that allows you to share the XC40 Recharge with friends or family remotely; embedded Google Maps, Google Assistant, Google Play Store that allows you to remain connected on the road even without your phone; a brand new infotainment system that uses Google's Android operating system; and loads of smart storage for water bottles, gym bags, laptops, and many more to make your life more organized and less complicated.
The pure electric XC40 Recharge is designed to reduce environmental impact, and this includes using sustainable materials to replace non-recyclable ones. For example, the interior carpeting is made purely of recycled plastic.
Volvo's vision is that 25% of all plastics in its cars will be made from recycled materials by 2025. Their goal is that at the end of the car’s life cycle, the battery and 95% of the complete car can be recycled – ensuring that limited resources can be reused again.
Ready for Orders
The price of an XC40 Recharge will start at less than $48,000 USD (PHP 2.45 million). It's available for pre-orders by going to this site. However, the first batch of deliveries will only start on the fourth quarter of 2020.
Volvo announced of its plans to launch a battery-powered car for the next five years. By 2025, their main goal is to transition their vehicle sales to 50 percent electric cars and 50 percent hybrids.