2022 Volvo XC40 Recharge Twin Final — CleanTechnica Assessment (Video)


Volvo’s new give attention to electrifying its mannequin lineup by 2030 could be distinguished by the “Recharge” nameplate. Volvo additionally has a long-standing commonplace of security as its primary precedence, following up with luxurious and sustainability. These are the clear areas of focus in Volvo’s Recharged autos. We just lately had an opportunity to take a look at certainly one of Volvo’s hottest all-electric crossovers, the 2022 XC40 Recharge, for a fast drive and impression.

For 2022, Volvo offers you three totally different trim choices for the XC40 Recharge, with a beginning MSRP of $52,795 earlier than any obtainable incentives. The range-topping Twin Final mannequin we had an opportunity to take a look at stickers for $59,245. Whereas which will seem to be a hefty value to pay for a variety of simply 223 miles, be aware that the XC40 Recharge gives as much as 150kW energy capability when DC quick charging. The battery pack of the Volvo is rated at 78 kWh, whereas 75 kWh of that’s usable.

Exterior sensible, the colour right here of Denim Blue is discontinued for 2023, however Volvo gives a variety of exterior coloration choices. The Recharge itself is distinctive from the flat-facing grille in comparison with it’s non-electric siblings, however appears to be like each bit Volvo in its exterior design. The Thor’s Hammer accents on the Volvo are putting and distinctive to the Volvo in terms of styling. The general form of the XC40 is boxy, but when a coupe is extra your model, Volvo gives the identical crossover in coupe type — it’s referred to as the C40 Recharge and has the identical specs. Cargo-wise, the Volvo gives a spacious trunk and even a frunk for smaller objects. 

Volvo XC40 Recharge frunk. Picture by Tyler Boggs | CleanTechnica.

Volvo XC40 Recharge rear. Picture by Tyler Boggs | CleanTechnica.

Hop into the inside and also you’ll be greeted with the black-on-white stitching Microtech (suede like) seats, which supply a wide variety of adjustability and are very comfy. Shut the door and the Volvo is whisper quiet on the within at any speeds. Volvo has numerous onboard tech obtainable from the bottom trim as much as this loaded Twin Final mannequin. From the Android Automotive–based mostly infotainment, to the 12.3” Digital Drivers Show, to the Pilot Help record of security gear, the XC40 has all you anticipate in a premium and opulent compact electrical crossover.

Volvo XC40 Recharge entrance seat. Picture by Tyler Boggs | CleanTechnica.

Volvo XC40 Recharge again seat. Picture by Tyler Boggs | CleanTechnica.

How is the XC40 Recharge to drive? We’ll save that portion for the video, which you’ll try right here.

With so many entries within the premium and luxurious compact electrical crossover phase, is the XC40 Recharge value a glance? Checkout our video to see what our ideas are on the crossover.

A shoutout to MAMA in Chicago for placing on the occasion the place we drove the XC40 Recharge and for bringing collectively quite a few EVs for us to take a look at.




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