Volvo PH unleashes pure electric power with the C40 and XC40 Recharge Twins
Volvo Philippines is gearing up to launch two exciting all-electric models this October: the all-electric Volvo C40 Recharge Twin and the XC40 Recharge Twin. These electric models are scheduled to appear on Philippine roads in the last quarter of this year, marking an important step towards Volvo Cars’ ambition to become a fully electric car company by 2030.
“We are pleased to introduce two purely electric models – the Volvo C40 and Volvo XC40. These models embody Volvo Cars’ commitment to sustainable mobility and our vision for the future of electric driving in the Philippines,” said attorney Albert Arquilla.
Known as the ‘twins’, the Volvo C40 Recharge Electric and XC40 Recharge share striking similarities that reflect the Volvo electric DNA running through their electric veins. These two models share identical dimensions and ride on the same platform. Under the hood, both feature twin motors with 408 hp and 660 Nm of torque, providing impressive all-wheel drive (AWD) performance. It is equipped with an internally developed 183 kilowatt (kW) permanent magnet electronic motor on the rear axle and a new 117 kW asynchronous electric motor on the front axle.
This powerful configuration, combined with an 82 kWh battery pack and improved battery cooling efficiency, allows the XC40 Recharge Twin Motor AWD to achieve an impressive range of up to 537 kilometers on a single charge (WLTP). The C40 Recharge Twin Motor AWD model also sees a significant improvement in range, now reaching 549km, compared to 447km (WLTP) at its global launch.
Driving the Volvo C40 Recharge and XC40 Recharge is sure to turn heads. These stunning Swedish pieces feature sophisticated design and a modern aesthetic. A new front bumper and frameless grille panel align the all-electric XC40 Recharge with the Volvo C40 Recharge, which represents Volvo’s electric journey.
Thor’s Hammer’s signature headlights are enhanced with advanced LED pixel lighting technology, allowing them to automatically adapt to traffic conditions while efficiently illuminating the road without dazzling other drivers. Exterior updates, including new 19-inch alloy wheels, not only improve the models’ overall appearance but also reduce drag through their aerodynamic design.
While these models share similarities, their unique personalities shine through. One key difference is the Volvo C40’s coupe-like sloping roofline. The C40 also features a distinctive taillight design, adding to its elegant and dynamic appearance. Due to the roof shapes, the C40 offers more front headroom, while the XC40 offers superior rear headroom.
Volvo Cars has been at the forefront of the electrification movement, committing to sell only pure electric vehicles by 2030 and aiming for half of its global volume to be pure electric vehicles by 2025. Furthermore, Volvo Cars is committed to setting new industry standards in safety with the generation Next of models.
In the Philippines, Volvo is taking the lead by introducing plug-in hybrids and a range of mild hybrid vehicles in 2022. This progressive approach positions Volvo as the first luxury car brand to offer an all-electric range in the country, reinforcing its commitment to sustainable and environmentally friendly mobility solutions.