The very first electric Volvo cars roll off the production line

Production Volvo XC40 Recharge

A special moment in Ghent: production of the Volvo XC40 Recharge has started.

It should come as no surprise, but Volvo’s hottest model, the XC40, is a success. It is not only the best-selling Volvo in our country, it is also one of the best-selling models in the Netherlands. The electric version of this model is therefore an important car. All the more because it is their first fully electric car. And no, the Polestar 2 we don’t count.

The first electric Volvos have now rolled off the line. This happened not far from home. The XC40 Recharge is produced in the Volvo factory in Ghent. The normal XC40 and V60 are currently also being screwed together there. You can see the approximate production of the Volvo XC40 Recharge in the video below.

The XC40 Recharge P8 has a power of 408 hp and a battery pack of 78 kWh. This is good enough to reach a range of more than 400 km. The XC40 is charged to 80% in about 40 minutes on the fast charger. The Recharge P8 (not to be confused with the plug-in hybrids Recharge T4 and T5) has a starting price of € 59,900.

Because the XC40 is a popular car, all copies that roll off the production line this year have already been sold. Those who have ordered a copy can expect it in October at the earliest. Volvo Netherlands expects to deliver 2,000 units this year.

Are you curious how you like such an XC40 Recharge? We can tell you more about that very soon. Wouter tested the car today. You can find his findings on the website from midnight.


  1. wetdualclutch says

    Had to look it up again; P for “pure electric”, T for “twin engine” (hybrid), B for “battery” (48V mild hybrid)… And then it doesn’t matter whether it is petrol or diesel (being phased out)… How do you throw your nomenclature down 🙂

  2. Kvgorp says

    Is it that dusty there? Because they all wear mouth caps? Maybe they should give a good brush there. Have I missed the news lately? 😁


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