I'll be really curious to see just HOW much more though. If any. It sounds like the base XC40 Recharge may already be spec'd comparable to a Mach-e premium AWD SR, which is $53,900 (not counting tax credits). With similar range (~210 miles).I think as far as specs go they'll be close, but you're paying a more premium price with a Volvo obviously.
If that's the case then that makes things much more interesting. When review articles and videos start coming out for the Mach-E I'm going to keep an eye out for comparisons with the XC40 Recharge.I'll be really curious to see just HOW much more though. If any. It sounds like the base XC40 Recharge may already be spec'd comparable to a Mach-e premium AWD SR, which is $53,900 (not counting tax credits). With similar range (~210 miles).
One article I read said "Anders Gustafsson, president and CEO of Volvo Cars USA, says the XC40 Recharge should come in under $50,000, including available incentives". Assuming the incentive he's referring to is the $7500 federal tax credit, that could mean MSRP around $56-57k. That could put it within 3k or so of the comparable Mach-e, maybe less.
And there's a couple of advantages to the XC40. First, Volvo has sold <20k vehicles in the US counting toward the 200k tax credit cap, and won't sell as fast as Ford here, so the credits should be available in 2021 and probably 2022 for those of us that would rather wait and see how the BEV version proves out first. Second, the XC40 already exists in ICE form, and there's supposed to be very few differences. So we can go to a showroom today and check it out. Which I may do soon.
With the XC40 Recharge and the Polestar 2, Volvo is making a solid push into EVs.The XC40 is pretty impressive overall. It's probably my leading contender for an alternative to the Mach-E if I don't like the Mach-E when I finally get to drive one.
Volvo gathered four executives to host an in-depth, 14-minute walkaround video of the coming XC40 P8 Recharge, and the electric crossover's nifty features.www.autoblog.com
- 0-60 in under 5 seconds
- 230+ mi range
- 402 hp
- 78 kWh battery capacity
I love Volvo vars, but the range is what kills this for me. I would have to fork up the money for the Polestar 2.from 2021 Volvo XC40 Recharge electric SUV production begins, US deliveries by January
2021 Volvo XC40 Recharge electric SUV production begins, US deliveries by January
BENGT HALVORSON OCTOBER 2, 2020
Volvo announced Thursday that production of its first fully electric vehicle, the XC40 T8 Recharge, has started in Ghent, Belgium.
The electric SUV is bound for the U.S. starting late this year, and in terms of pricing, performance, and packaging, it’s shaping up to be one of the closest rivals yet to the Tesla Model Y.
Volvo Cars North America told Green Car Reports and a group of journalists Thursday that while demonstration cars are likely to arrive at many dealerships in December, first deliveries won’t likely start until January.
2021 Volvo XC40 Recharge P8 - Los Angeles reveal, October 2019
Revealed last October, the 2021 Volvo XC40 Recharge final specs and pricing have yet to be confirmed for the U.S.
The Recharge was engineered and developed concurrently with the Polestar 2 by the same Volvo-led engineering teams in Sweden, and with the same designer, Thomas Ingenlath.
Both models have 78-kwh (75-kwh usable) battery packs configured into a ‘T’ under the back seat and drive tunnel, plus front and rear 150-kw motors. Volvo promises a 0-60 mph time of 4.7 seconds for the 402-hp dual-motor vehicle, as well as an expected range of more than 200 miles.
2021 Volvo XC40 Recharge
The XC40 Recharge can fast-charge at 150 kw, allowing a charge to 80% in about 40 minutes. At launch, the Android-based, Google-supported navigation system will have the capability to use energy consumption and the battery’s state of charge to suggest DC fast-charging stops along the route, modifying the arrival time based on the anticipated length of the charge stop.
Volvo confirmed that in U.S. spec the XC40 Recharge will come with a heat pump and other cold-weather features that correspond with its offering across the U.S., not just in California emissions states.
Volvo opened U.S. pre-orders for the XC40 Recharge back in January, and it’s reportedly sold out the first year of production based on the number of fully refundable $1,000 pre-orders it’s received.
In the absence of exact pricing, Volvo has said the Recharge will cost about $55,000, or roughly $48,000 when factoring in the destination fee and eligibility for the $7,500 EV tax credit.
The company plans to introduce one fully electric model each year until 2025, with aims to make fully electric vehicles half of its global sales by 2025, with the remainder hybrids. It concedes that its proportion of EVs likely won’t be quite that high for the U.S. market.
HIGH-RES GALLERY: 2021 Volvo XC40 Recharge goes into production
At that range it isn't a competitor to the Y or the MME. The "luxury" brands don't seem to get that range is the biggest concern of someone coming from an ICE, and it doesn't matter what else the car can do if it doesn't address that.I love Volvo vars, but the range is what kills this for me. I would have to fork up the money for the Polestar 2.
Yes, range is important. I think efficiency is also a major indicator. Personally, I feel MPGe is a ridiculous rating, I prefer the simpler miles/kWh. The more miles per useable kWh, the better.I saw that the Polestar 2 just earned a very disappointing EPA range of 233 miles. Manufacturer claims are to be taken with a grain of salt until actual production models are tested. The gold standard for AWD LR "around 400 HP" is Tesla's Model Y EPA 316 miles.