Volvo boasts of significant interest in the all-electric SUV.
Volvo Cars has started accepting orders for its first fully electric SUV, the XC40 Recharge P8 AWD, which is now available in select global markets. The company says tens of thousands of consumers have already shown keen interest in the all-electric XC40, and that several thousand firm orders have already been placed.
The 408-hp XC40 Recharge P8 promises a range of over 400 km on a single charge, and the battery charges to 80 % of its capacity in 40 mins on a fast-charger system.
“It is clear that customers like what they see in our Recharge car line,” said Björn Annwall, head of EMEA and global commercial operations. “Our Recharge cars are everything customers expect from a Volvo, with the addition of a state-of-the-art fully electric or plug-in hybrid powertrain.”
Production, and the first customer deliveries of the XC40 Recharge P8, are scheduled to begin later this year.