VOLVO TO IMPORT A LOWER COST XC40 RECHARGE PURE ELECTRIC


Volvo Car Australia is responding to the surging demand for its electric cars in Australia by
launching a new single engine variant of its popular XC40 Recharge Pure Electric compact
luxury SUV.

The new variant of the XC40 Recharge Pure Electric comes with a single electric motor on
the front axle, and represents a balanced take on power, performance, and efficiency.

The introduction of the XC40 Recharge Pure Electric single motor is hot on the heels of
the strong ongoing demand for the XC40 Recharge Pure Electric which was launched in
August 2021.

The XC40 69kWh battery gives a range around 380 kilometres as measured by official
WLTP (World harmonised Light-duty vehicles Test Procedure).

In Australia the single motor variant of the Volvo XC40 Recharge Pure Electric will be
available in one luxury specification at $72,990 MRRP. This compares to the twin motor
model at $79,990.

“Demand for XC40 Recharge Pure Electric is unprecedented as Australians embrace
electric cars in increasing numbers. Our forward order book has never been stronger,”
said Volvo Car Australia Managing Director, Stephen Connor.

“The introduction of the single motor variant in 2022 will enable us to respond to this
extraordinary demand with even a more affordable Pure Electric option.”

The XC40 Recharge Pure Electric is Volvo’s first all-electric vehicle and reinforces the
Swedish company’s commitment to electrifying its entire car range by 2025 with full
electric, plug-in hybrid and mild hybrid variants on its journey to being an all-electric
company by 2030.

About Ewan Kennedy

Ewan Kennedy, a long-time car enthusiast, was Technical Research Librarian with the NRMA from 1970 until 1985. He worked part-time as a freelance motoring journalist from 1977 until 1985, when he took a full-time position as Technical Editor with Modern Motor magazine. Late in 1987 he left to set up a full-time business as a freelance motoring journalist. Ewan is an associate member of the Society of Automotive Engineers - International. An economy driving expert, he set the Guinness World Record for the greatest distance travelled in a standard road vehicle on a single fuel fill. He lists his hobbies as stage acting, travelling, boating and reading.
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