Volvo has announced the Australian pricing for its XC40 Recharge Pure Electric compact SUV. This is Volvo’s first all-electric vehicle and reinforces the Swedish company’s commitment to electrifying its entire car range by 2025. That is, with full electric or plug-in hybrid models.

The Volvo XC40 Recharge Pure Electric will be available in one luxury specification at $76,990 MRRP. It has 400+ km range and many of the latest safety and infotainment features.

It’s powered by twin 150 kW electric motors, one the front axle the other on the rear axle, which provides all wheel drive and power output of 300 kW, and 660Nm of torque. A 78kWh lithium-ion battery pack is under the floor.

It has a projected range of up to 418 kilometres. Fast charging from zero to 80 per cent will take around 40 minutes. No figures are quoted at this stage for other charging options.
Inside, the emphasis is on Scandinavian minimalist design using aluminium accents and contrast stitching in the luxury leather accented seats. The Clean Zone multi climate system removes harmful outside pollutants and particles from the cabin to deliver Scandinavian-fresh air on the inside.

The Volvo XC40 Recharge Pure Electric is the first vehicle in Australia to come with a fully integrated Google Android Infotainment operating system, with Google Assistant, Google Maps and Google Play Store built in. It has a Harmon Kardon Premium sound system.

It has a five-year unlimited kilometre warranty. A three-year 100,000-kilometre service wear and tear plan which includes wiper blades, brake pads and brake discs. There is eight years roadside assistance and an eight-year battery warranty.

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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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