NEXT STAGE: New in 2021
The battery-powered C40 Recharge, which arrives in the second half of 2021, is a sporty-looking version of the Volvo XC40. The C40 is Volvo’s second electric vehicle, but the first designed to be an EV from the ground up. The dual-motor C40 is developed on Volvo’s Compact Modular Architecture platform. The diminutive crossover is powered by a 78-kilowatt-hour battery that delivers an EPA-estimated 210 miles on a full charge. The battery can be fast charged to 80 percent in about 40 minutes, Volvo said. The Belgium-built C40 is the first Volvo designed without a conventional grille and introduces a new front fascia design that includes headlights with pixel technology.