Volvo XC40 Recharge Gets Bigger Battery, Courtesy Tesla Influence

by Jatin Chhibber | 12/12/2019
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Volvo XC40 Recharge now gets powered by a 78 Kilowatt-hours battery size after gettin ginspired from the Tesla Model 3. The Volvo XC40 Recharge will hit the Indian shores by next year.

The Swedish carmaker's first all-electric SUV, the XC40 Recharge was initially designed to offer the biggest battery size under 70 kilowatt-hours. However, Volvo changed its choice after the Tesla Model 3 was launched with a Long Range choice. Afterwards, the premium car manufacturer increased the VX40 Recharge’s battery size to 78 kilowatt-hours. 

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Front side angle view of the Volvo XC40

The Swedish carmakers first all-electric SUV, the XC40 recharge was initially designed to offer the biggest battery size under 70 kilowatt-hours

Henrik Green, Volvo’s chief technology officer says, “We increased the battery size. We thought we had a good balance between cost and size before, but when we saw that come out, we said, ‘Maybe they have a point here.”
Automotive News reports that “Volvo knew it had to respond” after it gets the Tesla Model 3’s 75-kWh battery pack.
Moreover, CTO Green comments, “It moves the price point up a bit, but it adds range so we would be in the same area as the Model 3.”

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Chassis side of the Volvo XC40

The electric car based on Volvo XC40 platform can sprint from 0-100 in just 4.7 seconds and can touch a top speed of 180 kmph

The Volvo XC40 Recharge derives power from a dual-motor, which churns out of 402 bhp of power and 660 Nm of peak torque. In the WPTL range cycle, the electric-SUV shows a range of more than 402 km in one full charge. The electric car based on Volvo XC40 platform can sprint from 0-100 in just 4.7 seconds and can touch a top speed of 180 kmph. For battery recharge, the electric-SUV uses 11 kW AC charger or a 15 kW charger for fast-charging. Volvo says, that the latter option can charge the battery up to 80 per cent in just 40 minutes. The carmaker has plans to launch a new fully-electric car every year. The Volvo XC40 Recharge will hit the Indian shores by next year. We expect Volvo to bring the electric-SUV to Indian via CKD (Complete Knocked Down) route.

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