Everything Volvo XC40 Recharge Pure Electric Drivers Need to Know About Charging an Electric Vehicle
The Volvo XC40 Recharge, the electric version of the gasoline-powered XC40, is the first fully electric vehicle marketed as a Volvo. With two electric motors that deliver 486 lb-ft of torque, an impressive 402 horsepower, and 233 miles of electric range, the XC40 Recharge is a serious contender in the electric SUV space. With a similar design to its gasoline-powered counterpart, the XC40 Recharge has a luxurious look and feel with many desirable safety and convenience features.
The Volvo XC40 Recharge comes in three trim levels: Twin ($51,700), Twin Plus ($55,300), and Twin Ultimate ($58,150). Regardless of trim level, all models come standard with all-wheel drive due to their two electric motors – one driving the front wheels, and the second powering the rears. The Twin Plus trim includes features such as a hands-free liftgate, 19-inch wheels, LED headlights, taillights, and fog lights. Meanwhile, the Twin Ultimate includes 20-inch wheels, automatic high-beam headlights, a Harman/Kardon stereo system, adaptive cruise control, and a semi-autonomous driving mode.
Like many other EVs, the XC40 Recharge has a small front trunk or “frunk” area which can hold several small bags. In terms of tech, the XC40 Recharge provides a new generation of software developed in conjunction with Google's Android Automotive. The XC40 Recharge's cousin, the Polestar 2, also has this infotainment system, which will eventually allow connectivity for both Android and Apple devices.