Enhanced Range: The 2024 Volvo C40 Recharge and XC40 Recharge models now offer increased range, making them even more appealing to eco-conscious drivers.
Rear-Wheel Drive Innovation: Volvo Car USA introduces rear-wheel drive variants for the first time in 25 years, providing improved range while maintaining safety and driving dynamics.
Cutting-Edge Electric Motor: The second-generation permanent magnet electric motor developed in-house by Volvo Cars powers the rear axles of the C40 and XC40 models, showcasing Volvo's commitment to electric vehicle advancements.
Attractive Updates: The 2024 models feature updated exterior designs, including new alloy wheels, contributing to both efficiency gains and overall aesthetics.
Single Motor Extended Range: The C40 Recharge and XC40 Recharge boast a powerful 185 kW (248 hp) permanent magnet e-motor on the rear axle and an 82 kWh battery pack, resulting in impressive ranges of up to 297 and 293 miles, respectively.
Efficient Charging: With the uprated 82 kWh battery pack, the models can be charged at a top rate of 200 kW DC, allowing for faster charging times and greater convenience.
All-Wheel Drive Capability: The Twin Motor all-wheel drive variants have been updated with an in-house developed 255 hp electric motor on the rear axle and a new 147 hp asynchronous electric motor on the front axle, providing additional range and optimized energy conservation.
Improved Range Figures: The XC40 Recharge Twin Motor AWD can now drive up to 254 miles, a 31-mile increase, while the C40 Recharge Twin Motor offers an improved range of 257 miles on the combined EPA cycle.
Safety and Performance: The weight distribution achieved through rear-wheel drive and all-wheel drive configurations improves traction, resulting in enhanced performance and driving confidence.
Forward-Thinking Approach: Volvo's commitment to becoming a fully electric car maker by 2030 is evident in these updates, with a focus on meeting customer demands for increased range and charging capabilities.
Volvo Car USA is proud to present the 2024 model year updates for the fully electric Volvo C40 Recharge and XC40 Recharge. These models now offer increased range, making them even more appealing to eco-conscious customers. The range improvements are made possible by the introduction of two new powertrains available on both the C40 Recharge and XC40 Recharge.
In a significant milestone, Volvo Car USA is offering rear-wheel drive variants for the first time in 25 years. These rear-wheel drive models not only provide improved range but also maintain the renowned safety and secure driving dynamics that are characteristic of Volvo cars.
A remarkable achievement for Volvo Cars is the in-house development of the second-generation permanent magnet electric motor that drives the rear axles of the fully electric C40 and XC40 models. This demonstrates Volvo’s commitment to advancing electric vehicle technology and creating sustainable mobility solutions.
Let’s take a closer look at the updates that make these vehicles stand out:
1. Rear-Wheel Drive Variants for Enhanced Performance By distributing the weight of the battery and motors more evenly throughout the vehicle, the traction for the rear wheels is significantly improved compared to traditional front-engine ICE cars. This enhancement in performance adds to the driving pleasure and confidence experienced by Volvo drivers.
2. Single Motor Extended Range Models: Power and Efficiency The new Single Motor Extended Range C40 Recharge and XC40 Recharge models feature a powerful 185 kW (248 hp) permanent magnet e-motor on the rear axle, combined with an 82 kWh battery pack. This combination of an energy-dense battery and an efficient motor allows the C40 Recharge and XC40 Recharge to achieve impressive ranges of up to 297 and 293 miles, respectively, on the combined EPA test cycle.
Charging has also been enhanced, thanks to the uprated 82 kWh battery pack, enabling a top charging rate of 200 kW DC. With this improvement, the car can be charged from 10% to 80% state-of-charge in just approximately 28 minutes.
3. Updated All-Wheel Drive Variant: Unparalleled Capability The Twin Motor all-wheel drive variants have also been updated to provide additional range. The previous set-up of two 150 kW electric motors on both front and rear axles has been replaced with an in-house developed 255 hp electric motor on the rear axle and a new 147 hp asynchronous electric motor on the front axle.
With the innovative asynchronous motor, energy conservation is optimized as the front-axle drive engages only when necessary. This clever feature contributes to the improvements in range.
The Twin Motor variants of the C40 Recharge and XC40 Recharge retain the 78 kWh battery pack, capable of charging at a top rate of 150 kW DC. As a result, the XC40 Recharge Twin Motor AWD can now drive up to an impressive 254 miles, a 31-mile boost over the previous iteration. Similarly, the range of the C40 Recharge Twin Motor has improved to 257 miles from 226 miles on the combined EPA cycle.
4. Exterior Updates for Efficiency and Style Volvo understands that every detail matters. In addition to the mechanical enhancements, exterior updates have been made to improve efficiency and aesthetics. For instance, both the C40 and XC40 Recharge now boast a new 19-inch alloy wheel design that not only enhances their overall look but.