Minus one: Volvo has released a simplified version of the electric XC40

Minus one: Volvo has released a simplified version of the electric XC40


Volvo has expanded its XC40 Recharge electric crossover range. The new version is equipped with one motor instead of two, it drives the front wheels.

This is reported by RBC-Ukraine Auto with a link to Autocar.

The appearance of a simplified Volvo XC40 Recharge is largely a forced measure caused by a shortage of semiconductors and an increased demand for a model in Europe. Also, due to the crisis, the production of all models of the Polestar Engineered line and diesel cars has been suspended.

The front-wheel drive XC40 with a single electric motor, which is mounted on the front axle, develops 228 hp. The single-engine version will become cheaper, moreover, it is intended to relieve demand for the flagship 408-horsepower model. The twin-engine crossover will not be available again until 2022.

The acceleration time from standstill to 100 km / h is 7.4 seconds. The maximum speed is traditionally limited for new Volvo at around 180 km / h. The electric crossover stores its energy in a 69 kWh battery. It provides a cruising range of 410 km.

Prices for a mono-drive crossover are on average 6,000 euros cheaper than the twin-engine version. The first deliveries to consumers are scheduled for early 2022.

Recall that all new homes in the UK are equipped with charging stations for electric vehicles. In total, over 145,000 chargers will appear in the country.

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