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Volvo C40 Recharge Fully-Electric Coupe SUV Unveiled

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Volvo C40 Recharge is essentially a coupe-styled version of the XC40 Recharge EV, with the same electric powertrain as well

Volvo has revealed its second zero-emissions vehicle – C40 Recharge – which is essentially a coupe version of the XC40 Recharge electric SUV. However, unlike the latter, the C40 won’t be available in petrol, diesel, or hybrid variants, instead, it will be available exclusively as a battery-powered EV.

This upcoming electric coupe-SUV is expected to go on sale around early-2022 in the US and European markets. It has a length of 4.43 metres and a width of 2.04 metres, the same as the XC40, although the height of the C40 is shorter at 1.58 metres. As for the design, the only significant difference is the coupe-style sloping roofline on the new model.

The manufacturer states that the interior of the Volvo C40 will be available with a range of colours and material trims, however, leather upholstery won’t be offered as an option. Also, due to the sloping roofline, the rear headroom is less than that of the XC40, although the trunk space is the same at 413 litres, and the front trunk (frunk) offers an identical 31-litre storage space as well.

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As for the powertrain, it is also the same as that of the XC40; the C40 gets a twin-motor setup, with one electric motor on each axle, drawing power from a 78 kWh battery pack. The maximum output is rated at 408 HP and 660 Nm, and the driving range is rated at 418 km (WLTP). The battery will support 150 kW DC fast charging, which will allow it to charge up to 80 per cent in just 40 minutes.

Volvo has stated that it will simplify the buying process for consumers by keeping the trim levels offered to a minimum on the C40, and that the vehicle will only be available for sale or lease online. The prices of the Volvo C40 are still under wrap, but this upcoming EV is expected to be positioned below the XC40 Recharge in the manufacturer’s lineup.

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Upon launch, it will rival the likes of Tesla Model 3 and Model Y, Volkswagen ID.4, and the upcoming Audi Q4 e-Tron, in the international markets. We also expect the Volvo C40 to eventually make its way to the Indian market as well. Volvo is also planning to launch the XC40 Recharge in India soon, likely sometime during this year.

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Bajaj Chetak Price tag Hiked Yet again In India Now Prices Rs. 1.42 Lakh

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Bajaj Chetak electric powered scooter is available in two variants and it has a claimed range of 95 km on the Eco mode and 85 km on the Activity method

Bajaj Automobile acquired again to the scooter company with the revival of the Chetak nameplate just over a calendar year in the past. We were being the very first to reveal that the electrical scooter’s bookings would reopen in India on April 13 and as suspected, it has come with a price hike. On its debut, the Chetak carried a commencing rate of Rs. 1 lakh for the entry-amount Urbane variant and it went up to Rs. 1.15 lakh for the Top quality trim (ex-showroom).

It observed the initial price tag hike in March 2021 as the rates rose to Rs. 1.15 lakh and Rs. 1.20 lakh (ex-showroom) respectively. The homegrown manufacturer has upped the selling prices of the Chetak Electrical substantially again as it now has a setting up price tag of Rs. 1,42,620 (ex-showroom, Pune and Bengaluru) – maximize of over Rs. 27,000 compared to the outdated costs.

The Bajaj Chetak competes towards TVS iQube and Ather 450X and in comparison the latter expenditures all over Rs. 1.28 lakh, which goes up to Rs. 1.47 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi) for the major-of-the-line variant. The iQube was launched in New Delhi again in February 2021 and following the FAME II and state subsidy, it is priced at Rs. 1.08 lakh (ex-showroom). Somewhere else like in Chennai, it charges close to Rs. 1.30 lakh (ex-showroom).

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Back to the Bajaj Chetak, the High quality trim comes with added metallic colour strategies, as effectively as the tan seat, entrance disc brakes and metallic coloured wheels whilst the Urbane misses out on metallic paints and is outfitted with a drum brake up entrance. The Chetak does have a retro attraction with the existence of a horseshoe-shaped LED headlamp unit, single-piece get rail, clear aspect profile, LED tail lamps and indicators, and so forth.

It uses a 4.1 kW electrical motor, coupled with an automatic transmission sending energy to the rear wheel, generating 16 Nm of torque and the IP67-certified battery pack enables a claimed using vary of 95 km on the Eco mode and 85 km on the Activity in authentic-entire world disorders.

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To make the presenting much more beautiful, Bajaj features the Chetak with 3-yr/50,000 km guarantee for the Li-ion battery and it can be billed up to 100 for each cent in close to 5 hrs although zero to 25 for every cent will take just 60 minutes.

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