Media reported that despite using the same platform as polestar 2, the EPA-certified range of the Volvo XC40 Recharge electric SUV is only 208 miles (about 335 kilometers). Tuesday’s announcement was hard for many fans to understand. In particular, Recharge is equipped with a larger 78 kWh battery and the same power transfer system as Polestar 2.
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Media speculated that the biggest reason for the shrinking of the battery life, or out of the XC40 body shape. After all, as a pure electric SUV, it doesn’t look as slippery as the Polestar 2 or Tesla Model Y.
However, in terms of the EPA’s estimated mileage alone, it is not possible to attribute the 11% difference in battery life to the wind resistance parameters. In the case of the Porsche Taycan, some reviews suggest that the actual road test may have delivered a better answer.
However, even if the actual range exceeds 208 miles (about 335 km), it’s hard for long-distance experience-conscious customers to take an interest in the value for money for the XC40 Recharge (the 2020 Chevrolet Bolt has 259 miles / 417 km).
Volvo had not responded to a request for comment frommedia at the time of writing.