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Re: Volvo all-electric version of XC40 compact CUV.

Sun Apr 07, 2019 4:41 am

jjeff wrote:I'd be a little surprised if the XC40 PHEV could get 34 miles from it's rather small 9.7kWh battery when the Subaru Crosstrek only manages 17 miles with it's 8.8kWh battery and the much tinier Prius Prime gets 27 miles from the same 8.8kWh pack but maybe the XC40 is more aerodynamic??
Not a chance XC40 is more aerodynamic, it is typical CUV with Cd ~.35. The range is not for EPA, you will need to /2 for EPA estimate. The range would be decimated at highway speeds.
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Re: Volvo all-electric version of XC40 compact CUV.

Wed Sep 25, 2019 6:52 pm

ABG:
Volvo explains how it turned the XC40 into its first EV
The battery-powered crossover will make its debut on October 16
https://www.autoblog.com/2019/09/25/vol ... -electric/
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Re: Volvo all-electric version of XC40 compact CUV.

Wed Sep 25, 2019 9:31 pm

The range would be decimated at highway speeds.

That would be quite good - only a 10% drop.
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Re: Volvo all-electric version of XC40 compact CUV.

Wed Oct 16, 2019 8:12 am

Isn't the reveal set for today?

I heard they are calling it the XC-40 "Recharge". MEH

But I'm excited about the rest.
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Re: Volvo all-electric version of XC40 compact CUV.

Wed Oct 16, 2019 11:54 am

So only 250 on WLTP, so maybe 215 real world? I'm actually very disappointed by that. I liked the XC40 - but for that price, not enough range. I can get a Tesla long range for that price can't I? YMMV but I am very disappointed.


"The Recharge's all-wheel-drive electric powertrain develops 408 horsepower, which makes it snappy enough to go from zero to 60 mph in a claimed 4.7 seconds. Volvo says the Recharge can travel nearly 250 miles on a charge using Europe's WLTP standards,"


https://www.caranddriver.com/news/a2948 ... otos-info/
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Re: Volvo all-electric version of XC40 compact CUV.

Wed Oct 16, 2019 12:06 pm

Have they announced the price?
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Re: Volvo all-electric version of XC40 compact CUV.

Wed Oct 16, 2019 12:07 pm

I think they said starting under 50k.
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Re: Volvo all-electric version of XC40 compact CUV.

Wed Oct 16, 2019 12:15 pm

I can definitely see this as my next EV, hopefully the EV tax credit remains until it's available.
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Re: Volvo all-electric version of XC40 compact CUV.

Wed Oct 16, 2019 12:35 pm

Valdemar wrote:
Wed Oct 16, 2019 12:15 pm
I can definitely see this as my next EV, hopefully the EV tax credit remains until it's available.
Its suppose to be hitting dealers in 2020, so I would think the tax credit should still be there. Under 50k is a bit ambiguous
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Re: Volvo all-electric version of XC40 compact CUV.

Wed Oct 16, 2019 12:44 pm

Looks more than "a cubic foot" or storage space up front :?
Why has only the lowly Leaf got the charging port location correct :? IMO front best, front fenders second best, rear fenders(sorry Telsa) worst! What do people back into parking spaces :roll: (actually I do at times but everyone else I know just drives in forward).
"Black roof" WTF! who wants a black roof(unless it's a solar cell) black is THE worst color for heat, is this a feature for the southern states where they can fry an egg on the roof :roll:
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If this Volvo were more around $40k even up to mid $40's I might be interested but truthfully I have no interest in a 400 hp :roll: 20" wheel <5 second 0-60 $50+k car. I know the article says starting under $50k but I'll believe it when I see it.......
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