May 14, 2020

Volvo CEO: Pandemic will rapidly accelerate shift to electric cars

Volvo CEO Håkan Samuelsson said that the coronavirus will accelerate the pace of change in the auto industry. He said the shift to EVs will be among the major changes that occur due to the pandemic. 

May 20, 2020

Volvo publishes walkaround video of impressive all-electric XC40 Recharge

Volvo is looking more like a serious contender for EV leadership. Its executives are taking the right stance on legislation, battery supply, and a swift transition to electric cars. And a new video walkaround of the XC40 Recharge, its first of many EVs, reveals a highly capable and handsome electric crossover.

October 1, 2020

Volvo starts production of its highly-anticipated XC40 electric SUV

Today, Volvo started production of its highly-anticipated XC40 Recharge electric SUV, the first fully electric vehicle from the Swedish brand.

October 7, 2020

2021 Volvo XC40 Recharge and Polestar 2 get their official EPA range

The 2021 Volvo XC40 Recharge and the 2021 Polestar 2, two new electric vehicles from the Volvo-Geely company, got their official EPA ratings today — both hitting over 200 miles of range.

October 21, 2020

Volvo XC40 Electric starts $20,000 more expensive than gasoline-powered version

Volvo has now confirmed the price of the XC40 Recharge, the electric version of Volvo’s best-selling small SUV, and it shows the problem with automakers launching electric versions of existing cars.

June 24, 2021

Next year’s all-electric Volvo XC90 will come standard with Lidar

Volvo has announced that its forthcoming XC90 electric SUV will reach consumers in 2022 with Lidar as a standard safety feature for all models. With the state-of-the-art Lidar sensors developed by Luminar, Volvo hopes to set a new standard in automobile safety. Volvo also plans to include other safety features to avoid future collisions, as […]

September 25, 2019

Volvo teases all-electric XC40 SUV coming next month, releases images

The Volvo XC40 SUV has become the Swedish automaker’s second best-selling vehicle and now they are bringing an all-electric version of the XC40 next month. Volvo started teasing ahead of a launch next month.

October 2, 2019

Volvo teases electric XC40 in new images, confirms features like frunk, and more

Volvo is launching an all-electric version of the XC40 later this month, and it started teasing the vehicle last week, starting with safety. Now the automaker is showing some design images of the XC40 electric, and confirms some features like a frunk and more.

October 9, 2019

Volvo unveils electric XC40’s infotainment system powered by Google’s Android

Volvo has been gradually unveiling details about its new electric XC40 ahead of the unveiling next week, and today, the automaker unveils its infotainment system, which is powered by Google’s Android.

January 24, 2020

Online ordering opens for all-electric Volvo XC40

Volvo is reporting “several thousands of firm orders” for its all-electric XC40 Recharge, after recently opening online ordering. US consumers can now reserve the XC40 with a $1,000 refundable deposit on the company website. The first customer deliveries of the XC40 Recharge P8 are scheduled to begin later this year.

March 12, 2021

First look at 2022 Volvo C40 Recharge EV: Will you miss the X?

We got a limited look at the Volvo C40 Recharge today at the Volvo Cars Manhattan showroom. That’s where the single US C40 currently is residing before its trip to Boston this weekend. Here are our first thoughts.

November 5, 2019

First drive of Polestar 1, and a chat with Polestar CEO about why it’s not a pure EV

Hardcore EV fans might easily dismiss the $156,500, limited-edition Polestar 1 as a piece of eye candy. And Polestar deserves scrutiny for debuting the electric brand with this vehicle, which has a gas engine and a battery providing a relatively modest range of about 65 miles for an EV.

August 5, 2021

Volvo donates XC40 Recharge to FDNY to practice post-accident BEV safety

Volvo Car USA recently visited the FDNY in Mahwah, New Jersey, to donate a fully electric XC40 Recharge to the department for post-accident safety training. While first responders like the FDNY are no strangers to helping safely remove citizens from damaged vehicles, BEVs present new safety measures to be aware of to keep both EV […]

September 23, 2021

Volvo goes leather-free in all its EVs as part of new sustainability report

Following a recent report outlining the future of sustainable luxury materials, Volvo Cars has committed to outfitting all of its upcoming electric vehicles with leather-free materials. This ethical stance by the legacy automaker comes from an aspiration to promote animal welfare and sustainability, by using recycled materials that remain high-quality.

June 7, 2021

Costco’s big EV incentives are back, include 2022 Bolt EV/EUV and 2021 XC40 Recharge

From now through August 2, Costco members can save $1,000 on a 2022 Bolt EV and EUV, $3,000 on a 2020/2021 Chevrolet Bolt EV, and $2,000 on a Volvo XC40 Recharge Pure Electric. Those deals and much more have been added to our updated best Electric Vehicle prices and leases.

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