Electric vehicles are expected to be the future of cars and as expected, car manufacturers are trying to cut down on its carbon emissions and turn to sustainable forms of energy. We’ve seen companies such as Tesla fully commit to the creation of electric cars, and it looks like Volvo has tossed their hat into the ring with their first full-electric vehicle, the Volvo XC40 Recharge.
To be clear, Volvo isn’t giving up on fuel-powered vehicles, but rather the company is expanding on its portfolio with the full-electric XC40 Recharge. There is no official range on the Volvo XC40 Recharge yet, but according to the company, they are estimating that it will be capable of offering 200 miles of mixed driving in between charges. It also supports fast-charging in which it can charge from 0 to 80% in 40 minutes. Volvo also claims that it can put out 402 horsepower, and a 0 to 60 time of 4.7 seconds.
In addition to being a full-electric car, it will also be a smart car where it will be the first vehicle of Volvo’s to use Android Automotive OS, where it will be capable of receiving OTA updates that will improve the car over time. The Volvo XC40 Recharge will be priced starting at $48,000 and will be available by the end of 2020.