Volvo XC40 Electric
It has been quite some time since Volvo announced that the brand’s aim for fully electric cars is to make up for 50 percent of its total sales by 2025. Keeping the same ambition in mind, Volvo is all set to introduce its first all-electric car this year. The first all-electric car from the Swedish brand will be an electric version of the compact SUV, XC40. The electric XC40 will be launched around the same time Polestar 2 will be introduced. As a matter of fact, both these cars will be based on the same CMA platform.
Volvo already has an XC40 plug-in hybrid on its card as of now. It is called the Volvo XC40 T5 Twin Engine, thanks to a combination of a 1.5-litre petrol engine and an electric motor. The car gets a 9.7 kWh lithium-ion battery pack. The three-cylinder combustion engine develops 180 PS of power while the electric motor develops 82 PS of power. This translates to a total output of 262 PS along with 425 Nm of peak torque. This allows the XC40 plug-in hybrid to go from 0-100 km/hr in 7.3 seconds while topping out at 205 km/hr. The car also has an all-electric range of about 54 kms. Furthermore, the all-electric XC40 will make its global debut this year after which it’ll go on sale in India by the first half of 2020.