Last week, Volvo unveiled its plans to phase out all internal combustion cars and plug-in hybrids cars by the end of 2030, and now the company has unveiled its second fully-electric crossover SUV: Volvo C40 Recharge.

Volvo has opened the orders for the C40 Recharge. The electric crossover SUV can be ordered immediately in the Netherlands and Norway and from June 3 in Sweden and Great Britain. Additional markets will follow in the coming weeks.

Volvo had presented the C40 Recharge as an offspring of the XC40 Recharge at the beginning of March. Both vehicles use the same drive from the CMA platform. The propulsion is provided by two electric motors - one on the front and one on the rear axle - that provides 300 kW (402 hp) of power and is powered by a 78 kWh battery that can be fast-charged from 0 to 80% in about 40 minutes. This gives an estimated range of around 420 kilometres, which Volvo expects to increase over time via wireless software updates.

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In terms of bodywork, Volvo has given the C40 Recharge a few distinct elements, such as the headlights or the rear doors. Inside, the C40 Recharge offers a high seating position that Volvo owners know. Like the XC40 Recharge, the Volvo C40 Recharge comes with an infotainment system developed in partnership with Google and based on the Android operating system. It provides access to integrated Google apps and services - such as Google Maps, Google Assistant and Google Play Store. The car is available in a variety of colours and interiors that are unique to the model. It is also the first Volvo model completely without leather.

In the Netherlands, the Volvo C40 Recharge electric SUV is offered from 57,000 euros or as a subscription from 779 euros per month. In Norway, the Volvo C40 Recharge electric SUV is offered from 54,000 euros or as a subscription from 677 euros per month.

Production of the new Volvo C40 Recharge will start in autumn and it will be built at Volvo's plant in Ghent, Belgium, together with the existing Volvo CX40 Recharge.

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