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2023 volvo xc40 recharge range

Swedish automaker Volvo is pushing hard for an EV future, betting their existence on a slew of pure electric vehicles like this XC40 Recharge. With the help of a friendlier and more incognito paint color, this friendly-looking SUV may look unassuming at first glance—but it has the power to shake up a parking lot full of gasoline-powered rivals.

The 2023 Volvo xc40 recharge range is available in Core, Plus, and Ultimate trim levels. Our test vehicle, an Ultimate with extra-cost paint and Pixel headlights, rang up at $76,215 including the $1,095 destination charge. That’s more than the 2022 model’s starting price of $55,300 and makes it ineligible for a $7,500 federal tax credit.

Powering the XC40 Recharge is a 78-kWh battery pack that powers twin motors at each axle to provide all-wheel drive and 402 hp and 486 lb-ft of torque. On the EPA Highway rating, the electric SUV can travel 223 miles. That’s a big step up from the previous model, but still short of what we might expect for an electric luxury small SUV.

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The XC40 Recharge has the benefit of regenerative braking, which helps it return more energy to the battery. It also features a shift-by-wire single-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel drive. It can be charged at a fast-charging station in 37 minutes and at home with an 11-kilowatt Level 2 charger in seven to eight hours. Volvo’s “one-pedal driving” mode is designed to conserve energy by slowing down the SUV more quickly than a normal driver would at a stoplight.

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