Simplicity is bliss.
After a very short drive of the Swedish automaker’s first fully electric production model earlier this month, I found it’s a lasting impression that rings true in the driving experience and the overall ambience of the vehicle.
The 2021 XC40 Recharge sets the interface and user experience for a generation of other Volvo EVs to be offered over this next decade—and here, that’s a minimalist-luxury approach that pushes the clutter (and noise) out of the way, and promises just the right amount of choice.
2021 Volvo XC40 Recharge
Volvo arranged for me to have exactly one hour behind the wheel of one of just a half-dozen or so pre-production prototypes so far in the U.S. In that time I was able to fit 40 miles of driving, fold some seats, pop the hood, and snap some quick photos.
The XC40 Recharge is set to arrive to U.S. dealerships in January 2021, starting…