Recharge Pure Electric models in the test

Recharge Pure Electric models in the test

( – 2.8 percent. The proportion of electric vehicles was very high Volvo can bring to a man or a woman in the past year. In fact it is an acceptable result if you remember that the lack of semiconductors does not stop at the Swedish payment manufacturers and at the same time guarantees a delivery time of up to 11 months.

Volvo XC40 Recharge Pure Electric (2022) on test


In addition, until September 2021 Volvo only had the XC40 (buy used Volvo XC40 cars now) as a fully electric derivative in the model range. With twin engines. So a total of 408 hp from two electric motors. And a price that can bring tears to your eyes in this class of car. Premium or not.

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Now the manufacturer from Gothenburg has tripled the model selection. Cheap ones have also been added XC40 with a single engine, 231 hp and front-wheel drive and modified as a CMA design called. C40. The last model is again only available with all-wheel drive and 408 hp.

Here you would have to wait until the summer of 2022 for a weaker and cheaper front-wheel drive version to be added. Patience is also required for the XC40: All models for the current model year are sold out and if you order now, you’ll automatically receive the revised facelift, which will be built from May.

To get something positive from the current obstacles: At least you have the opportunity to think hard about the electric Volvo you want to invest and how much money. So we sat in the C40 Recharge Pure Electric Twin Engine and the XC40 Recharge Pure Electric Single Engine and took a spin in each. Fast and oblique or good base and front wheel drive? Who will win the race in the end?

In terms of specifications, the two models do not differ. And there is no difference between the C40 and the XC40 when it comes to the cockpit design and the usual Volvo craftsmanship at the top level as well as the luxury equipment.

It is only interesting in the back seat, because while you can enjoy enough headroom in the model with the shape of a regular SUV even for a person with a height of 1.90 meters, the sloping roof line and the standard glass roof in the coupé allow the height of things inside the room. back to shrink so much that it touches the sky. The same cuts (smaller) should be made to the amount of the stem. Summary? I can help you!

Volvo XC40 Single Engine Charger#bb#Volvo C40 Twin Engine Charger

height 4,425mm 4,440mm

Height 1,647mm 1,591mm

Broad 1,863mm 1,873mm

the wheel 2,702mm 2,702mm

Bedroom (front) 1,030mm 1,040mm

bedroom (back) 994 mm 932 mm

trunk volume 419 – 1,295 l (+ 31 l in frunk) 413 – 1,205 l (+ 31 l in frunk)

The biggest difference is in the silhouette and the shape of the back. The C40 looks significantly sharper and less conservative compared to the XC40. But what looks good isn’t always practical. Because with the small space, the rear view in the SUV coupe is usually almost non-existent. But if the twin engine is on board, the view should be directed forward anyway and a high-definition 360-degree camera system with a bird’s-eye view helps when driving – also in the XC40.

Starting from the butt…

Leaving. And all you have to do is enter with the key in your pocket. You will no longer find the start button in any model. It is placed on the seat and as soon as you sit down, the car starts automatically. But first, let’s look at the differences in the drive between the single engine and the twin engine as well as other technical data.

Volvo XC40 Single Engine Charger#bb#Volvo C40 Twin Engine Charger

engine PSM electric motors 2x PSM electric motors

transmission single-speed automatic transmission

run Front four-wheel drive

performance 170 kW (231 hp) 2x 150 kW (408 hp)

torque 330 Nm 2x 330 Nm (660 Nm)

0-100 km/h 7.4s 4.7s

V max 160km/h 180km/h

Range (WLTP) 400 – 423 km 415 – 444 km

Consumption (WLTP) 18.7 – 19.7 kWh/100 km 20.7 – 22.3 kWh/100 km

Charging speed (10 – 80%, 150 kW, DC) 32 minutes 37 minutes

storage capacity 69kWh 78kWh

weight 2,030kg 2,207kg

As you can see from the data, the C40’s Regeneration Engine offers an insane driving experience. For this class of car, the acceleration is simply insane. And even in bends, the four-wheel drive somehow manages to keep 2.2 tons of curb weight and an increased center of gravity in line and create a sense of trust. But the main question is: is it necessary? And the simple answer to this is simple: No, it doesn’t have to be.

With 231 hp, front-wheel drive and about 200 kg less on the scales, you’re more than enough to show off at the traffic lights in city traffic who might be faster at the next intersection, as well as take quick corners on country roads. without any significant loss of heat retention. Well, the top speed already makes a difference of 20 km / h, but from a speed of 120 both Volvos are really so economical in use that you should not drive faster.

Consumption and WLTP cycle ranges are not available for any model. Even with moderate driving style and just two acceleration attempts each on the nearly 80km test track, we could only push the XC40 with one engine to 23.7 kWh/100km and the C40 with two engines to just 27.4 kWh/100km.

The final value is ready Porsche Taycan Turbo S– Level. Therefore, the actual range is less than 300 km. Although the storage capacity of the battery is sufficient for compact SUVs.

There are no degrees of recovery. Unfortunately.

Energy recovery through recovery provides only two steps. Either you turn on the One Pedal Drive system with maximum braking effect and it suddenly seizes up when you let off the gas pedal, or you turn it off and coast without applying the brakes until you press the brake pedal. A bridge would be great here. Also able to simulate the torque of a natural combustion engine for newcomers to electric vehicles.

In addition to the loss property of the drive train, however, one feels very comfortable and safe in the C40 and XC40. Vocally, you are largely isolated from the environment. The infotainment and Google software works perfectly and is probably one of the best systems on the market right now. The menu design and content visualization is very minimal and does not load any unnecessary information. digital detox However, by pairing a smartphone without problems.

A look at the price also shows why the single-engine version is probably the best option…

Volvo XC40 Single Engine Charger#bb#Volvo C40 Twin Engine Charger

Base price 48,650 euros 62,050 euros (version 1)

Plus + 3,500 euros –

Final + 7,750 euros –

Conclusion: 7.5/10 points

Both Volvo cars have been very successful. Premium. Good. Very pleasant and, when called for, also fast on the road. But the cost is high. And unfortunately they are not as effective as they could be. If we had to choose between the two models now, we’d put our money and the inevitable wait time on the flyer and just the underpowered C40.

But wait for a single-engine version in the summer of 2022 with other basic equipment lines. Or – if high-quality letters and beautiful Swedish design are not suitable – for the same large, more economical, not luxurious but cheap. Kia e-Niro grab

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