Volvo launches 2 EVs in October

The Volvo all-electric C40 Recharge Twin and the XC40 Recharge Twin models will enter the Philippines by next month as Volvo Cars commit to an all-out electrification and aims to sell only pure electric cars by 2030. 

Already by 2025, it aims for half of its global volume to consist of pure electric cars and be an industry leader in safety with the upcoming generation of Volvo models.

“We are thrilled to introduce two purely electrifying models that both carry Volvo Cars’ ambition of becoming a fully electric car company by 2030. We believe it’s time for the Philippine market to discover the benefits of driving a pure electric Volvo car and experience for themselves what sustainable mobility is,” said Volvo Philippines president and CEO Atty. Albert Arcilla.

In the Philippines, Volvo is the first luxury car brand to bring in plug-in hybrid vehicles in the market in 2022 when it introduced a lineup of mild hybrid vehicles, making the company the first luxury car brand to offer an all-electrified range in the country.

Dubbed the “twins,” the pure electric Volvo C40 Recharge and XC40 Recharge share similarities that highlight the Volvo DNA running in their electric veins – both share identical dimensions as they share the same platform. At the core, the twins also run on twin motors with 408 horsepower and 660Nm of torque. Both are all-wheel drive variants that deliver impressive range improvements. They sport an in-house developed 183kW permanent magnet e-motor on the rear axle and a new 117kW asynchronous electric motor on the front axle. This configuration, paired with an 82kWh battery pack and overall efficiency improvements in battery cooling, means the XC40 Recharge Twin Motor AWD can now drive up to 537 kilometers on a single charge (WLTP). The range of the C40 Recharge Twin Motor AWD has improved up to 549 kilometers from 447 kilometers (WLTP) when it was first launched globally.

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