Volvo C40 Recharge 300kW Recharge Twin Core 82kWh 5dr AWD Auto Review

Category: Electric car

Section: Version review

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RRP £53,605What Car? Target Price£52,023
Fuel type:
electric
Gearbox:
auto
Doors:
5 doors

If you’re sold on the looks and can accept the practicality penalties of the C40, it stacks up well compared with its immediate competition, especially on performance. It’s also a refined and pleasant electric car to drive, justifying its premium billing. The regular XC40 Recharge offers similar performance and is a better all-rounder, though, so we’d recommend going for that instead.

Entry-level Core comes with 19in alloy wheels, LED headlights, front and rear parking sensors, cruise control, a powered tailgate, a 9in touchscreen infotainment system powered by Google and a 12.3in digital instrument panel for the driver.

The most powerful versions comes with two electric motors to drive all four wheels. With 402bhp on offer, it will slingshot the C40 from 0-62mph in 4.7sec.


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Key information

Doors5
Seats5
0-62 MPH4.7 seconds
Fuel TypeElectric
GearboxAUTO

Available colours

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

413

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

0

g/km