Specs:

Range – 375 kms 
Acceleration – 0 to 100kph approx 4.9 secs
Top Speed – 180 kph
Cargo Volume – 411L 
Seats – 5 adults

Pure Electric
Charge Time 11kW – 8.25 hours
DC Fast Charge (CCS 150kW) 10-80 per cent in 33 min
Drivetrain – all wheel drive
Battery – 78 kWh
Price: Around AUD $97K

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Specs & Pics courtesy of EV-Database

In Brief

It was due in Australia in the latter part of 2020 but Volvo Australia have now said it will arrive in 2021. Volvo’s first example of an EV is no slouch with 300kW of power and 660Nm of torque generated from it’s dual motor setup. That gives a 0-100kph figure of a very fast 4.9 seconds. The Recharge is basically the Polestar 2 drive-train with the Volvo body on top. Volvo is now owned by Geely China since 2010 when it took over ownership from Ford who had acquired the Swedish brand in 1999. The new owners have taken a leaf out of Tesla’s books and include Over The Air (OTA) updates which in our view is essential in this new era of EVs. They’ve also included a Frunk (front trunk) as can be seen in the image carousel above. The Recharge comes with a new Android based infotainment system and also includes an Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS). The price quoted for European deliveries is €59,000 (euros) which translates to just under $100k Aussie dollars. Considering the introduction of the Tesla Model Y to Australia in 2021, the estimated price for the Recharge may question its competitiveness in its market segment.