Volvo XC40 Recharge EV makes its Indian debut


  • Pre-bookings open today for the XC40 Recharge
  • Deliveries will begin in October
  • Volvo claims the XC40 Recharge can run for up to 418 km on a single charge

Automaker Volvo has unveiled its first fully-electric car for India, the XC40 Recharge. This EV would be locally assembled, the company said, adding that it would be available in a total of five colour options. Deliveries for the XC40 Recharge will begin in October this year, with bookings opening at 11 AM on Wednesday, July 27, via the Volvo India website.

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As the name indicates, this is the electrified version of the XC40 SUV which has been available in the country for a while. Volvo India went on to say that the EV would be assembled in India, which should streamline deliveries.

Volvo XC40 Recharge Specifications, Range & Price

The manufacturer will provide an 11 kW wall box charger with the EV, while the onboard battery includes an 8-year warranty. Backed by DC fast charging (up to 150 kW), the XC40 Recharge can juice up from 0 to 80% in less than 35 minutes.

As for the all-important question of range, the Volvo EV can run for 418 kilometres on a single charge (WLTP) using the onboard 78kWh lithium-ion battery. The manufacturer says the XC40 Recharge provides a maximum speed of 180 kmph. Meanwhile, the EV has a single PMS motor delivering 408 hp of max power to the front wheels, plus 660 Nm of peak torque.

Volvo is also bundling a ton of attractive features inside the EV, which includes a 9-inch touchscreen infotainment system which has been reportedly developed with Google. There’s also a 12.3-inch digital instrument panel, offering a truly futuristic look to the EV.

Other additions include automatic climate control, wireless charging for mobile devices, a panoramic sunroof, and a 360-degree camera option. Moreover, the Volvo XC40 Recharge also comes with 100% leather-free upholstery. Customers can pre-book the Volvo XC40 Recharge starting from Rs 55.90 lakhs (ex-showroom).