Volvo’s first EV without a gas-powered counterpart has some slick features that have nothing to do with touchscreens, software updates, or battery range.
The C40 Recharge was announced earlier this year and will arrive in the U.S. at the start of 2022. It’s expected to start around $55,000 before federal tax credits. I took a look at a Fjord Blue model at Volvo’s tech offices in the Bay Area last week.
Sure the C40 Recharge has built-in Google integration with navigation, audio, and entertainment running on Android software, an accompanying app to monitor charging, and over-the-air software updates. But it’s the simple details like the front trunk (or “frunk”) and console layout that pique my interest.
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