Volvo's first pure electric car will be launched in India in 2021

The first all-electric Volvo with a claimed range of 400 km may be an exciting prospect for EV enthusiasts.

Volvo XC40 Recharge


Volvo showcased the all-electric car XC40 recharge based on the XC40 compact SUV in 2019.

It will be the first pure EV product from the brand and has a 400km range measured by WLTP.

An AWD drivetrain and a total production of 408Ps are available on the XC40 Recharge P8.

It is anticipated that the Volvo electric SUV would be priced north of Rs. 50 lakh (ex-showroom), but will still be more affordable than electric luxury SUVs such as the Mercedes Benz EQC.

At the time of launch, it will not have any direct rivals in India.

Volvo showcased its first electric car XC40 recharge in 2019. It is based on the company's new XC40 compact SUV that has been available for sale in India since 2018. Now the company has informed that the XC40 recharge in India will be launched in 2021.

The Volvo XC40 recharge is a pure electric car and will come with an all-wheel-drive system. According to the company, this car will cover a distance of 400Km in full charge. The motor in it will generate power of 414Ps, which will enable it to get faster speed on the highway.

Volvo XC40 Recharge

According to the company, the battery will be fitted between the two axles under the floor of this electric vehicle. It will take only 40 minutes to charge its battery from 0 to 80 per cent. The company will also launch an affordable variant in the international market, while its top model P8 can be introduced in India. Talking about the model with regular IC engine of Volvo XC40, its price in India has been kept at Rs. 39.90 lakh (ex-showroom). It has a 2.0-litre turbo petrol engine that generates a power of 193 Ps and torque of 300 Nm.

The XC40 recharge will get cosmetic updates such as a body-colour panel for the covered grille, new alloy wheels and heavy cladding on there which will make it look different from the regular XC40. Its interior will be similar to the XC40 SUV with regular IC engine, although some updates will be seen here too. It will get features such as an advanced driver-assist system and connected car technology.

Volvo XC40 Recharge

In India, Volvo is a luxury offering and the all-electric XC40 would possibly also get a steep price tag. When launched in India, expect the XC40 recharge to cost north of Rs 50 lakh (ex-showroom). It will also be cheaper than luxury electric SUVs such as Mercedes Benz EQC and the forthcoming Audi e-Tron that are closer to the Rs. 1 crore mark, making it appealing to those who want a non-German brand with a high-end EV experience. 

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