2024 Volvo C40 Recharge Profile

2024 Volvo C40 Recharge running shot.

What’s New for the 2024 Volvo C40 Recharge

The 2024 Volvo C40 Recharge electric vehicle offers innovation in two distinct powertrain options to accommodate diversity in driving preferences and efficiency needs.

New for this model year is the Single Motor (RWD) powertrain, featuring a new Volvo-developed rear electric motor and an 82 kWh battery. This setup is engineered for efficiency while still providing adequate power.

For those seeking more performance, the Twin Motor (AWD) powertrain is available. It now features a new asynchronous front electric motor and a new Volvo-developed rear motor while retaining the 78 kWh battery pack. This setup promises a 0-60 mph time of 4.2 seconds, delivering 402 HP from the two motors working in an all-wheel drive system.

In terms of styling updates, the C40 Recharge will receive a new 19″ wheel design for the Core and Plus equipment levels. Additionally, two new exterior paint colors, Cloud Blue and Vapour Grey Metallic, will be introduced, while Black Stone and Thunder Grey Metallic will be discontinued.

The equipment levels also see some changes, such as the removal of Power Child Locks on the rear doors for the Core and Plus levels, but the addition of Air Purifier. The Ultimate level will gain Cornering Lights and Pixel Headlight Technology. The Climate Pack for the Ultimate level will no longer include Headlight cleaners.

Exterior Design

Both configurations careen within the eye-catching design of the C40 Recharge, while the coupe silhouette surely earmarks premium aesthetics to equally appeal to the eco-minded citizen, the techie enthusiast, and those who appreciate Volvo’s take on luxury and innovation. Single or twin motor, the C40 Recharge was designed to meet the demands for uncompromised style, sustainability, and driving pleasure from a changing electric car world at full throttle.

Interior and Cargo Space

The Volvo C40 Recharge comfortably seats up to five adults with ample headroom and legroom, measuring 39.4 inches in the front and 36.7 inches in the rear for headroom and 40.9 inches in the front and 36.1 inches in the rear for legroom. The seats are designed with ergonomic support and sustainable materials, emphasizing comfort and luxury. In terms of cargo space, the C40 Recharge provides 15 cubic feet of standard cargo volume that can be expanded to 49 cubic feet when the rear seats are folded down, making it ideal for daily use and longer road trips. Additionally, the inclusion of a front trunk, or ‘frunk,’ adds extra storage space, perfect for storing charging cables and small bags, maximizing the utility of the vehicle’s design.

Volvo C40 Recharge Interior
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Volvo C40 Recharge Battery and Range

The 2024 Volvo C40 Recharge has two main powertrain options: Single Motor and Twin Motor. These affect both the battery size and the driving range:

  • Single Motor: This rear-wheel drive option has a larger 79.0 kWh battery pack and an estimated driving range of up to 297 miles on a single charge (EPA-estimated).
  • Twin Motor: This all-wheel drive option uses a slightly smaller 75.0 kWh battery. However, due to more efficient motors, it still offers a respectable estimated driving range of 257 miles per charge (EPA-estimated).

Therefore, you have the option of prioritizing a longer range with the Single Motor’s larger battery or the increased performance of the Twin Motor’s all-wheel drive setup.

Performance and Driving

The 2024 Volvo C40 comes in two configurations, a Single Motor long-range and a Twin Motor all-wheel-drive performance:
Single Motor (Rear-Wheel Drive):

  • Battery size: 79.0 kWh
  • Power: 248 horsepower
  • Range: Up to 297 miles (EPA-estimated)
  • Fast charging: 10% to 80% in about 28 minutes (DC fast charging)

Twin Motor (All-Wheel Drive):

  • Battery size: 75.0 kWh
  • Power: 402 horsepower (combined)
  • Range: Up to 257 miles (EPA-estimated)
  • Fast charging: 10% to 80% in about 34 minutes (DC fast charging)

Volvo C40 Recharge Safety Technologies

The Volvo C40 Recharge features so much strong safety and advanced driver-aid features. Some basic aids like lane-keeping assistance and an automated emergency braking system are in place to be given out as standard, giving overall road safety a boost, too. In addition to this, Volvo’s adaptive cruise control and lane centering have made it an even more comforting and secure way of being on the road. Those interested in the safety accolades that the vehicle has amassed are encouraged to check the latest crash-test results from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) and more in-depth safety reviews. The XC40 Recharge will make good on Volvo’s long-standing promise of safety.

Volvo C40 Recharge Electric Dashboard
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Notable Standard and Optional Features Available for the Volvo C40 Recharge:

Dimensions and Capacity

Number of Doors: 4
Seating: 5
Wheelbase: 106.4 in
Frunk: yes
Length: 174.8 in
Width: 73.7 in
Height: 62.6 in
Curb Weight: 4,737 to 4,780 lbs

  • Up to 402 horsepower
  • Up to 270 miles range
  • One pedal driving
  • Integrated Android Automotive supporting both Android Auto and Apple Carplay
  • Bluetooth, WiFi or built-in modem
  • Voice control system
  • Over the Air (OTA) software updates
  • Fast charging” up to 135 kW for the rear-wheel drive and 200 kW for the all-wheel drive
  • Type 3 fast charger will charge the car from 10 to 80% in about 30 to 40 minutes
  • Type 2 charger will charge the car in about 8 hours
Audio System Options
High-Performance audio system
  • 8 speakers
  • 7 channels
  • 250W output
Harman Kardon Premium Sound
  • 13 speakers
  • 12 channels
  • 600W output
  • Subwoofer
Volvo C40 Recharge Charging
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 C40 Recharge Dual MotorC40 Recharge Single Motor
Battery Capacity82 kWh78 kWh
Performance248 hp402 hp
0-60 MPH6.9 seconds4.6 seconds
Torque310 lb. ft.494 lb. ft.
Top Speed111.8 mph111.8 mph
RangeUp to 297 milesUp to 257 miles
*Prices do not include fees, taxes, rebates, federal tax credits, or local/government incentives

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