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Volvo reveals C40 Recharge electric car

8 Volvo C40

Volvo has revealed its second electric car, and the first electric-only model in its line-up.

The C40 Recharge will arrive in the UK in 2022 and is a re-worked version of the XC40 SUV.

It features a coupe-like roofline, with a raked rear end, but retains a raised SUV driving position.

The model was revealed with a 408PS twin electric motor setup and 78kWh battery, the same as the XC40 P8 Recharge and Polestar 2.

It will be designated P8, but lower powered versions are likely to be introduced during the car’s life.

The C40’s reveal follows Volvo’s commitment to only sell electric cars by 2030.

“The C40 Recharge represents the future of Volvo and shows where we are going,” said Henrik Green, chief technology officer at Volvo Cars. “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.”

Like the XC40 Recharge, the C40 Recharge comes with Volvo’s latest infotainment system, jointly developed with Google and based on the Android operating system. It provides Google apps and services, such as Google Maps, Google Assistant and the Google Play Store.

Unlimited data enables constant connectivity and the C40 Recharge will receive software updates over the air.

The C40 can be fast charged to 80% in 40 minutes and offers an anticipated range of around 261 miles when fully charged.

Pricing and specification details will be announced in due course.

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