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.
The 2024 model year brings exciting updates to the fully electricVolvo C40 Rechargeand XC40 Recharge models, including improved range and enhanced performance. Volvo Car USA introduces rear-wheel drive variants for the first time in 25 years, offering customers extended range without compromising safety or driving dynamics.
In a significant milestone,Volvo Carshas developed the second-generation permanent magnet electric motor in-house for the C40 and XC40 models. This achievement demonstrates the brand’s commitment to innovation and advancing electric mobility.
“These updates are another big step in our journey toward becoming a fully electric car maker by 2030,” stated Javier Varela, chief operating officer and deputy chief executive at Volvo Cars. “Range and charging times are becoming increasingly important to our customers, and these improvements make our fully electric models even more appealing.”
The Advantages of Rear-Wheel Drive The distribution of weight throughout the vehicle ensures better traction for the rear wheels, surpassing the performance of traditional front-engine ICE cars. With the introduction of the Single Motor Extended Range C40 Recharge andXC40 Recharge, Volvo delivers a formidable combination of a powerful 185 kW (248 hp) permanent magnet e-motor on the rear axle and an 82 kWh battery pack. These enhancements enable the C40 Recharge to achieve up to 297 miles of range, while the XC40 Recharge offers an impressive range of up to 293 miles, as tested under the combined EPA cycle. Additionally, the uprated 82 kWh battery pack allows for faster charging at a top rate of 200 kW DC, with a 10-80 percent charge completed in just 28 minutes.
Elevating All-Wheel Drive Performance The Twin Motor all-wheel drive variants also benefit from the updates, showcasing improved range capabilities. The previous configuration featuring two 150 kW electric motors has been replaced by Volvo’s in-house developed 255 hp electric motor on the rear axle and a new 147 hp asynchronous electric motor on the front axle. The intelligent design of the Twin Motor conserves energy by engaging the front-axle drive only when necessary, resulting in extended range.
The XC40 Recharge Twin Motor AWD now offers a remarkable 254-mile range, a 31-mile increase compared to the previous iteration, while the C40 Recharge Twin Motor achieves an improved range of up to 257 miles (combined EPA cycle). These all-wheel drive variants retain the 78 kWh battery pack, allowing for efficient charging at a top rate of 150 kW DC.
Sleek Exterior Enhancements In addition to performance upgrades, the 2024 Volvo XC40 Recharge US Version boasts exterior enhancements that contribute to its overall efficiency. The introduction of a new 19-inch alloy wheel not only enhances the models’ visual appeal but also reduces drag through its aerodynamic design.
Furthermore, Volvo has expanded the available exterior paint color options and updated the exterior themes across its entire lineup of cars and SUVs, ensuring a wide range of customization possibilities.