Volvo Makes EV Names Simpler by Ditching “Recharge”

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Volvo Set To Streamline Its EV Naming As “Recharge” Is No More

For those who have found Volvo’s naming convention for certain vehicles perplexing, the company acknowledges your concerns. Volvo has decided to simplify things by phasing out the “Recharge” label from its fully electric and plug-in hybrid models.

Instead of “Recharge,” these vehicles will now feature an “E” prefix. For instance, the XC40 Recharge and C40 Recharge will be known as the EX40 and EC40, respectively.

This adjustment aligns with Volvo’s existing electric vehicle lineup, such as the EX30, EX90, and the EM90 multipurpose minivan exclusive to China. Meanwhile, plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) will be designated with a “T6” or “T8” suffix, depending on the combined output of their power systems.

This updated naming convention aims to simplify the selection process for both current and prospective customers, helping them discern between fully electric and hybrid models as they consider purchasing a Volvo.

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Björn Annwall, Volvo’s chief commercial officer and deputy CEO, comments, “By integrating our pioneering electric models into our broader electric vehicle range, we’re making it easier for consumers to make informed choices as we continue to expand our electrified offerings and enhance our hybrid lineup.”

In related developments, Volvo is enhancing its EX40 and EC40 models with additional trim options. The dual-motor variants now offer an optional Performance Software Pack in select markets, boosting the overall output to 436 horsepower—an increase of 36 horsepower.

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