Volvo unveiled the fully electric C40 Recharge on Tuesday.

The new model, in effect a so-called four-door coupe version of the existing XC40, is part of the brand's new strategy, which will require half of all sales to be electric by 2025.

In 2030, Volvo only wants to sell electric models.

Especially at the front, the new C40 Recharge shows similarities with the XC40 Recharge, although the headlights are different in shape.

Thanks to the sloping roofline, the side view is clearly different, just like the rear.

The C40 shares its technology with the XC40 and the Polestar 2. That is to say that the infotainment is from Google and runs on the Android operating system.

Underneath the skin is the same 78 kWh battery pack, which, according to the manufacturer, helps the car to reach a range of 420 kilometers.

In time, this can be adjusted upwards thanks to so-called over-the-air software updates, says Volvo.

The new Volvo C40 Recharge will go into production this autumn in Ghent, Belgium.

It will be Volvo's first electric model that, as announced earlier on Tuesday, will only be available online.

In addition, the model will be available in a limited number of configurations, in order to make ordering and purchasing as smooth as possible.

Matters such as maintenance, warranty, breakdown assistance and insurance are offered as a package.

Audi has a direct competitor of the Volvo C40 Recharge in the making with the upcoming Q4 Sportback.

At Volkswagen and SKODA, heightened electric four-door coupés are also in the wings.

The differences with the XC40 are greatest at the rear.

(Photo: Volvo)

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