Volvo Publishes Powertrain Details of Its First BEV

Volvo has released details of the BEV powertrain for its fully electric version of the Volvo XC40, the first battery-only vehicle in its range.

The Volvo XC40 Recharge, a new badging family for the automaker, was announced in September but the Chinese-owned Swedish manufacturer has only just revealed the technical specifications, although availability and price remain an unknown.

The car claims to offer develops 402bhp from its two axle-mounted electric motors providing all-wheel drive and 487ft-lbs of torque. It boasts a 0-62mph sprint time of 4.9 seconds, with an electronically-limited top speed of 112mph. The 78kWh battery claims a range of 250 miles on a single charge according to the WLTP test cycle and can be recharged to 80% in 40 minutes using a 150kW fast charger.

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