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Has Volvo launched the All-Electric C40 Recharge?

Swedish auto marque Volvo has now revealed its second-ever all-electric model: the C40 Recharge. Staying with its aims to make 50 percent of its total sales electric by 2025.

Details regarding its performance specs remain scarce, and we know that it utilizes a twin-motor setup powered by a 78kWh battery that can be fast-charged to 80 percent in roughly 40 minutes. Based on similar design awareness as the previously-unveiled XC40 Recharge, the new car takes on a slightly more coupe-Esque aesthetic, the rear end of its roof curving downwards to meet its tail. It’ll initially carry a range of 420km, with future software updates expected to increase that figure. Much like the XC40 Recharge, it’ll also be equipped with a sophisticated infotainment system jointly developed with Google. Based on the Android OS, the system will support a whole range of Google apps and built-in services, including Google Maps, Google Assistant, and the Google Play Store.

“The C40 Recharge represents the future of Volvo and shows where we are going,” said Henrik Green, chief technology officer at Volvo. “It is fully electric, offered online only with a convenient care package, and will be available for quick delivery. Getting a new Volvo was never this attractive.”

Volvo says production will begin this fall alongside its XC40 sibling. There’s no precise release date for the C40 Recharge.

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