Volvo delivers 200 units of XC40 Recharge electric SUV in India in just five months

Volvo Cars has delivered 200 units of the XC40 Recharge, its first electric car in India, in the past five months. The Swedish automaker launched the XC40 Recharge electric SUV in India last July. However, deliveries of the EVs started last November. The Volvo XC40 Recharge is the first luxury electric SUV to be locally assembled in India.its price is ¥5.690 million (ex-showroom).

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April 11, 2023 at 12:05 am

Launched in India in 2022, the Volvo XC40 Recharge electric SUV is the Swedish automaker’s first foray into the electric vehicle segment in the country. (HT Auto/Sabyasachi Dasgupta)

Volvo Cars India today announced the delivery of the 200th XC40 Recharge SUV. The electric SUV is currently being assembled at the automaker’s Hosakote plant in Bengaluru, Karnataka. “The delivery of the 200th XC40 Recharge is indeed a milestone. Even after global supply chain disruptions impacted deliveries, our customers have patiently waited for their cars, reflecting their confidence in the Volvo brand. This milestone further strengthens the Our determination to become an all-electric company by 2030,” said Jyoti Malhotra, Managing Director, Volvo Cars India.

The XC40 Recharge is one of the fastest electric vehicles in its class, accelerating from zero to 100 mph in less than 5 seconds. That’s testing during HT Auto’s first drive review of the XC40 Recharge earlier this year. It’s also one of the most powerful cars in its class, with an output of 408 hp and a peak torque of 660 Nm. Like all other Volvos, the XC40 Recharge is limited to a top speed of 180 km/h.

The XC40 Recharge electric SUV draws its power from a 78 kWh lithium-ion battery pack. The large battery helps the XC40 Recharge to travel more than 400 kilometers on a single charge. However, the electric SUV has a certified range of about 335 kilometers, which is more likely to be real-world range. The XC40 Recharge electric SUV supports a 150 kw DC fast charging unit that can charge an EV from 10% to 80% in just 33 minutes.

Volvo is preparing to bring its second electric car to India this year. The automaker is expected to unveil the C40 Recharge SUV later this year. Volvo is one of the world’s automakers planning to transition its entire lineup to a purely electric portfolio by the end of the decade.

First published date: April 11, 2023 at 12:05pm CST

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