Extra range for

Volvo XC40 and C40

EVs

Volvo C40 Recharge, 2023, front
Volvo C40 Recharge, 2023, rear

MORE range is being added to the Volvo XC40 and C40 models with the Swedish car maker bringing new technology on stream.

Changes in the battery cooling systems have given the XC40 SUV a range of 286 miles as opposed to 264 miles previously while the C40 Recharge and now manage up to 296 miles on a full charge compared to 272 miles before.

Recharge times to 80 per cent on the C40 are now down to 34 minutes from a fast charger.

Volvo is also reintroducing rear-wheel-drive set ups on the two cars - although these will not be available in the UK.

All-wheel-drive variants also get the updates and the two 150kW e-motors on the front and rear axles have been replaced by 183kW permanent magnet e-motor on the rear axle and a new 117kW asynchronous electric motor on the front axle.

This new 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 311 miles on a single charge, a 39-mile boost over the previous iteration.

The range of the C40 Recharge Twin Motor AWD has improved up to 315 miles from 280.

Prices for the new variants are still to be announced.

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