Swedish luxury car maker Volvo Car India yesterday unveiled its electric SUV, XC40 Recharge in India. The car has reportedly claimed a driving cycle of 418 km (as per the European test cycles) and it reaches 0 to100km/h in 4.9 seconds.
The twin battery gives a combined output of 408hp and 660nm and batteries are placed at the base of the car.
“We are committed to becoming a leader in the fast-growing premium electric car market and plan to double our volumes in the next two years. By 2025, electric cars should constitute 80 per cent of our annual sales,” said Jyoti Malhotra, Managing Director, Volvo Car India. He further added that XC40 Recharge has been received well globally and expect similar results in India too.
“Starting this year, we will launch one electric car every year in the Indian market and by 2030 we aspire to become a fully electric car company. This will reinforce our values and commitment towards sustainability and climate safety,” he said.
Volvo intends to phase out any non-electric car in the portfolio, including hybrids, by 2030. This is in sync with its global climate plan, which seeks to consistently reduce the life cycle carbon footprint per car through concrete action.
Bookings for this car will open from June 2021 and the deliveries will commence in October this year.
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