Volvo is offering its first electric model in the US. The Volvo XC40 Recharge, the company’s first fully electric vehicle, will have an MSRP of $53,990 when it arrives in showrooms nationwide later this year. The purchase of an XC40 Recharge may qualify for a federal tax credit of up to $7,500.
The 402 horsepower, zero tailpipe emission, all-wheel-drive powertrain features 486 lb. ft. of linear torque. In about 40 minutes, the 78 kilowatt-hour battery can be charged to approximately 80 percent of its capacity on a 150 kW DC fast-charger.
Volvo Car Group is the first company to team up with Google on integrating an infotainment system powered by Android, with the Google Assistant, Google Maps and the Google Play Store built-in. The two companies have been development partners for the past several years.
The new, Android-powered infotainment system in the XC40 Recharge offers customers unprecedented personalization, improved levels of intuitiveness and embedded Google technology and services, such as the Google Assistant, Google Maps and the Google Play Store.
The XC40 Recharge is also the first Volvo designed to receive larger software and operating system updates over the air, placing Volvo Cars at the forefront of automotive connected services. When they become available, over-the-air updates will keep the XC40 Recharge evolving over time.
Other standard equipment includes a laminated panoramic sunroof with power sunshade, 19-inch alloy wheels, a 12.3-inch driver display and nine-inch tablet-like touchscreen, dual zone automatic climate control with CleanZone™ technology, four USB-C ports and a rear park assist camera.
Options include a Climate Package ($750) with heated windshield-wiper blades, heated rear seats and a heated steering wheel. The Advanced Package ($1,300) includes high pressure headlight cleaning, Pilot Assist driver assistance system with Adaptive Cruise Control, 360-degree Surround View Camera, 12-volt power outlet in the luggage area and inductive (cordless) smartphone charging.
Single options include metallic paint ($645), Lava carpet ($100), 13-speaker Harman Kardon Premium Sound system ($800), an energy-saving heat pump ($350) to precondition the cabin temperature and extend battery range, and 20-inch five double-spoke Black Diamond Cut alloy wheels ($800).