Volvo has revealed an all-electric version of its stylish and compact XC40. It also has an interesting name, dubbed Recharge.
The reveal of the all-electric Volvo XC40 wasn't just a product reveal, but also introduced the brand's Recharge car line concept. Recharge is Volvo's plan to launch a full electric car every year for 5 years, with the goal of making all-electric cars 50% of its global sales by 2025. The rest of the lineup will be hybrids.
As for the Volvo XC40 Recharge, it's the company's first electric car and the first Volvo with a brand-new infotainment system powered by Google's Android operating system. Yes, that's correct, Volvo has ditched its native software and replaced it with Android. The vehicle offers an all-electric and all-wheel-drive setup that can go over 400 km on a single charge and using a fast charger, will get 80% capacity after just 40 minutes.
"We have said this several times before: for Volvo Cars, the future is electric," said Håkan Samuelsson, President and Chief Executive Officer of Volvo Cars. "Today we take a major new step in that direction with the launch of our fully electric XC40 and the Recharge car line."