The Sweden-based automaker recently revealed the C40 Recharge, which it plans for the 2022 model year. The all-wheel-drive tall hatchback rides on its own EV platform and will join the electric version of the XC40 that arrived for 2021. The C40 will likely use the XC40’s front and rear electric motors that produce a net 402 horsepower. You can also expect a range of about 200 miles and a zero-to-60-mph time of about 4.5 seconds. Interestingly, it’s Volvo’s plan to sell electric vehicles exclusively online as opposed to through a dealer network. (A number of state dealership associations say this violates franchise laws, however).The long-range plan is to transform its model lineup to 100-percent electric by 2030, at which time all sales transactions would be completed online.

The C40 Recharge is built on a dedicated EV platform, which is to say that it’s not shared with an internal-combustion model. PHOTO: VOLVO

Volvo’s first dedicated electric vehicle breaks cover: