It appears Volvo Car Malaysia (VCM) is gearing up to introduce the Volvo XC40 Recharge EV in our local market. Registration of interest for the full electric model is now open on VCM’s website, so chances are, it won’t be long until the EV is officially launched here in Malaysia.
The XC40 Recharge EV is Volvo’s first mass-produced electric SUV, and it’s packed with a number of interesting features. According to the carmaker, the SUV has an all-electric range of 418km on a single charge, thanks to its 78kWh battery.
As for charging time, the XC40 Recharge EV can be charged up to 80% in only 40 minutes with a 150kW DC charging station (under ideal conditions). When charging at home instead, a three-phase 11kW wallbox can fully charge the XC40 in about eight hours from completely empty.
In terms of performance, the XC40 Recharge EV can go from 0-100km/h in only 4.9 seconds; this figure is highlighted on the product page of the SUV on Volvo Car Malaysia’s website. This suggests that the Malaysian market will at least receive the AWD variant, which gets 408PS and 660Nm of torque out of a dual-motor setup.
No word yet on exactly when the Volvo XC40 Recharge EV will be launched here in Malaysia, but we reckon it is happening very, very soon. In the meantime, you can register your interest for the electric SUV over at VCM’s website.