Volvo Car India announces the local assembly of its pure electric offering, the XC40 Recharge. This will make it the first luxury brand in the country to offer a locally-assembled Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV). Volvo says it is committed to growing the Indian market. A reflection of this resolute is the initiative to assemble the XC40 Recharge at its Hosakote plant near Bengaluru, Karnataka.
The company started the local assembly of its models in India in 2017. Since then, Volvo’s focus has been to continue to add other models to the locally-assembled lineup. Currently, Volvo locally assembles XC90, XC60, XC40, S90 and the S60 in India.
In 2021, Volvo introduced the XC90, XC60 and S90 petrol with a 48V mild-hybrid system. This was also in support of Volvo’s transition to an all-petrol portfolio. Hence, there are currently no diesel-engined Volvos available. From 2022 onwards, Volvo Car India will introduce a new all-electric model every year. Furthermore, Volvo globally announced that it will produce only electric cars by 2030.
Volvo XC40 Recharge – Launch Details & Highlights
Volvo Car India showcased the XC40 Recharge in India recently. The launch of the all-electric SUV will take place in July. At the same time, the deliveries for the XC40 Recharge will begin in October 2022. Earlier reports also suggest a price tag of around INR 75 lakh.
Powering the all-electric XC40 Recharge is a pair of electric motors. There’s one at the front and rear. The total output of the XC40 Recharge is 408 HP and 660 Nm of torque. Hence, it is able to accelerate from 0 to 100kmph in just under 5 seconds. The battery pack is a 78 kWh unit that enables the SUV to have a 418 km range as per the WLTP cycle. The XC40 Recharge also supports DC Fast Charging up to 150 kW. Using this, it can top up its battery from 0 to 80 per cent in about 40 minutes. At the same time, it also supports 11 kW AC charging.
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