Volvo, the Swedish luxury carmaker has introduced the first-ever fully electric car, the XC40 Recharge that comes with the brand new infotainment system powered by Googles Android the operating system. On Wednesday, the company did not reveal the price of the vehicle while unveiling it at an event in Los Angles. The XC40 Recharge offers a range of over 400 km (WLTP) on a single charge and output of 408hp, Volvo Cars said.
In the company’s digital connected service platform, the android powered infotainment system is fully integrated with Volvo on call. However, Volvo On Call plug-in, hybrid drivers can track how much time they spend driving on electric power. On the other hands, electric driving every Volvo Recharge plug-in the hybrid model will come with free electricity for a year, provided through a refund for the average electricity cost during that period.
The anticipated growth meets in demand for its Recharge cars, Volvo Cars said that it will triple production capacity for electrified cars. Volvo aims for plug-in hybrid cars to make up 20 per cent of total sales in 2020.