Volvo has recently launched two improved EV variants namely Volvo C40 and XC40. With this launch, the models have become more powerful and efficient with improved mileage and fast charging capability.
Not just these two features, the two new upgrades have more improved features including rear-wheel drive.
Volvo has set 2030 as a target year to go fully electric. And by the year 2025, it is expecting to shoot its EV sales by 50%.
Back in 2021, the company launched a lighter version of the Volvo XC40 electric SUV called C40 Recharge Pure Electric.
But the lighter version has major issues with its range. The older version has an estimated range of 210 miles which was way lower than the Tesla Model Y’s range of up to 300 miles having the same battery size.
Seeing all the earlier complaints and being right in the cut-throat EV market, the company’s latest two versions have got longer range this time with many additional features.
Single motor RWD
The range of the C40 single motor with 69kWh battery capacity got improved to up to 295 miles with a charging speed of 34 minutes from 10 to 80% with a 130 kW DC charger.
For the XC40 with 82kWh battery pack and 185kW e-motor, the range has been upgraded to up to 320 miles. And, for C40 the range is upto 331 miles
Twin Motor AWD
For AWD, the company replaced the 150kW electric motors on both axles with a more powerful 183kW e-motor on the rear axle and 117 kW e-motor on the front axle.
This new adjustment has improved the range of the new variants to a greater extent. The XC40 Twin Motor AWD can hit up to 315 miles of range with new 19-inch alloy wheels.
It seems that the company has worked well this time on the two most asked questions on EVs, the charging speed and the range of the EV models. Volvo for the first time has three new powertrain options, including two RWD models.