Volvo Reveals Recharge Their First Electric Car

Wed 16th Oct 2019

Swedish car manufacturer Volvo has taken a major step towards an all-electric future by unveiling their first full EV, the XC40 Recharge.

Available from 2020, the SUV will be the first on a range of pure electric vehicles produced by Volvo, all of which will come under the Recharge sub-brand.

Although the new XC40 will also be available in petrol or hybrid variants, the push for zero-emissions from Volvo will see customers asked ‘Do you want a car with a plug?’.

Setting out its electrified future, the Swedish car firm said: “Over the next five years, Volvo Cars will launch a fully electric car every year, as it seeks to make all-electric cars 50 per cent of global sales by 2025, with the rest hybrids. 

“Recharge will be the overarching name for all chargeable Volvos with a fully electric and plug-in hybrid powertrain.'

The manufacturer's chief executive Håkan Samuelsson said: “We have said this several times before: for Volvo Cars, the future is electric.

“Today we take a major new step in that direction with the launch of our fully electric XC40 and the Recharge car line.”

The XC40 Recharge is expected to on sale next year with a price tag of £50,000 though that may be subsidised by a tax-payer allowance of £3,500 doe it being a zero emission car.

Volvo aims to launch a new fully electric car every year for the next six years with the hope of having half its global sales all-electric by 2025 and the promise that they would have no pure or conventional electric cars on sale by that date.