Volvo C40 Recharge

Essentially a coupe-crossover version of the boxy XC40 small SUV with a sloping rear roofline, the stylish C40 has the distinction of being the first EV-only Volvo model.

Sourced from China, it launches in Australia later this year, and will follow the Volvo in-house EV brand Polestar’s example of being orderable via online only.


Motor: Synchronous electric permanent-magnet
Transmission/drive: Single-speed reduction gear/FWD or AWD
Battery: 69kWh (78kWh) Lithium Ion
Power/torque: 170kW/330Nm (300kW/660Nm)
0-100km/h: 7.4s (4.7s)
Consumption: 15.4-19.4 (16.9-22.3) kWh/100km
Electric range: Up to 434km
Warranty: 5yr/unlimited
Battery warranty: 8yr/160,000km
Safety rating: 5 stars

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