Volvo begins supply of XC40 Recharge, India’s most inexpensive luxurious EV

Volvo Vehicles India had launched its first electrical automobile XC40 Recharge within the nation in July this 12 months at 55.90 lakh (ex-showroom).

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09 Nov 2022, 14:01 PM

Volvo XC40 Recharge SUV deliveries have started in India almost four months after it was launched in July this year.
Volvo XC40 Recharge SUV deliveries have began in India virtually 4 months after it was launched in July this 12 months.

Volvo has began to ship XC40 Recharge, its first electrical automobile in India, to its clients this month. Volvo had launched the XC40 Recharge in India again in July this 12 months as probably the most inexpensive luxurious SUV accessible within the nation at 55.90 lakh (ex-showroom). It’s also the primary luxurious SUV to be assembled regionally in India and is constructed on the carmaker’s Hosakote facility close to Bengaluru in Karnataka. The XC40 Recharge rivals the likes of Kia EV6 among the many luxurious electrical automobiles within the nation.

The Swedish carmaker delivered the primary unit of the electrical SUV to a buyer in Gujarat. Jyoti Malhotra, Managing Director at Volvo Automobile India, who was current throughout the supply, mentioned, “This supply is historic as this not solely marks the start of our journey in direction of changing into an all-electric automobile firm by 2030 but additionally would be the first automobile which is being delivered underneath our formidable On-line Direct Gross sales mannequin.”

Malhotra additionally mentioned that Volvo has acquired encouraging response on the XC40 Recharge since its launch. The EV has already acquired practically 500 orders already. Volvo goals to place round 100 items on Indian roads earlier than the 12 months ends.

Volvo XC40 Recharge electrical SUV was unveiled earlier in March this 12 months. The launch was scheduled to happen in April. Nonetheless, problems arising out of the Covid-19 state of affairs compelled the launch to be deferred to the third quarter of the 12 months.

The XC40 Recharge is likely one of the quickest electrical automobile in its phase with a zero to 100 mph dash of lower than 5 seconds. It’s also probably the most highly effective in its phase with an influence output of 408 hp and a large 660 Nm of peak torque. The highest pace of the XC40 Recharge has been capped at 180 kmph.

The XC40 Recharge electrical SUV attracts energy from a 78 kWh lithium-ion battery pack. The big battery helps the XC40 Recharge to run for greater than 400 kilometres on a single cost. Nonetheless, the licensed vary of the electrical SUV is round 335 kilometres, which is extra prone to be the real-world vary.

First Printed Date: 09 Nov 2022, 14:01 PM IST

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