Volvo XC40 Recharge – A stylish all-rounder, packed with plenty of punch

European Car of the Year winner, the Volvo XC40 Recharge P8 is Volvo’s first stylish, modern, full battery electric offering seating for five, Android Auto built-in, and all wheel drive.

The XC 40 Recharge rides on a skateboard dubbed the Compact Modular Architecture. This platform, shared with Geely, offers a lower center of gravity delivering multiple benefits including reducing the possibility of rollovers, improved driving dynamics, and increased interior capacity enhancing passenger comfort and increased storage capacity.

The Volvo XC40 Recharge pushes 408 ponies to all four wheels. With an respectable 248 miles of range (estimated) makes it a great car for a nearby weekend getaway, or regional driver. For longer interstate trips you can take advantage of high power DC fast-charging stations. Volvo claims you’ll can get to 80% charge in about 40 minutes. That works out to about 200 miles of range, or a couple of hours of driving, making a six hundred mile drive an acceptable eight hour affair if you plan your meal breaks accordingly.

So let’s sum it up

With enough room for a weekend getaway, carting kids to various activities, or maybe managing multiple store locations within your state, does the Volvo XC40 Recharge meet your needs?