The XC40 Recharge is the first of several fully electric Volvos to come and production start represents a significant step towards Volvo Cars’ ambition to reduce its CO2 footprint per car by 40 per cent by 2025. That same year, it expects 50 per cent of its global sales to consist of fully electric cars, with the rest hybrids.
Customer demand for the XC40 Recharge has been strong and while order books remain open, every car scheduled to be built this calendar year has already been sold. The first cars are scheduled to be delivered to customers in Europe later this month.
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Discover our first pure electric compact SUV – designed for the city, and the rest of the world. Meet XC40 Recharge. The compact SUV designed with a purpose for our planet – and engineered for urban driving. Both responsive and responsible driving – the vital combination provided by the high-performance electric powertrain in our first pure electric luxury SUV.
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Volvo announced Thursday that production of its first fully electric vehicle, the XC40 T8 Recharge, has started in Ghent, Belgium. The electric SUV is bound for the U.S. starting late this year, and in terms of pricing, performance, and packaging, it’s shaping up to be one of the closest rivals yet to the Tesla Model Y.