Volvo has improved the XC40 Recharge and C40 Recharge EVs internationally, offering them greater efficiency and power. A modification in the drivetrain choice for single-motor models also results from the update; energy is now exclusively transferred to the rear wheels, which, according to Volvo, improves efficiency. However, the higher-spec Recharge Twin models keep the dual-motor setup but gain a larger 82kWh battery than the earlier 78kWh.

Updated XC40, C40 Recharge: more power, more excellent range 

In the single motor setup version, the revised XC40 and C40 Recharge range has improved by around 32km (up from 476km for the C40 and 460km for the XC40). On the other hand, the claimed range for the Recharge Twin vehicles is 508km for the C40 and 502km for the XC40, both a gain of 64km over the preceding versions.

The upgrade also includes a quicker charging rate of up to 200kW for the Recharge Twin versions, reducing the time it takes to charge from 10 to 80 per cent from 27 to 10 minutes. The same 150kW speed corresponds to the charging time for standard versions with smaller batteries.

The standard variations now produce 238 horsepower, up from 231 horsepower, a rise in power across the board. Instead of the original 204hp front and rear electric motors, the Recharge Twin variations now have two separate electric motors that provide 163hp and 245hp, respectively, while still producing a total of 408hp. A few weeks ago, Volvo unveiled its brand-new EX90 electric flagship, which will go on sale worldwide in 2024. Now, there has been an update.

Volvo’s EVs in India 

Volvo has decided to replace current plug-in hybrid vehicles (PHEVs) with electric vehicles (EVs). The automaker has stated that it plans to introduce at least one electric vehicle (EV) in India annually. The Volvo C40 Recharge, which will go on sale in 2023, will be the following EV for our market after the XC40 Recharge, which was already released here by the automaker.




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