When it comes to measurement and flexibility, in addition to pricing and options, the 2021 Volvo XC40 Recharge is perhaps the closest rival but to the Tesla Model Y

However that doesn’t prolong to driving vary. On Wednesday night the EPA once more up to date a few of its gasoline financial system rankings for autos, together with an official vary score of 208 miles for the XC40 Recharge.

The Tesla Mannequin Y Lengthy Vary All-Wheel Drive mannequin is presently rated for 316 miles of vary. 

2021 Volvo XC40 Recharge

2021 Volvo XC40 Recharge

That is not less than 50% extra vary than the Volvo. And the rear-wheel-drive model of the Mannequin Y, to be supplied quickly, is anticipated to be rated even larger.

The Volvo EV may additionally provide much less vary than the upcoming Volkswagen ID.4—and the intently associated Audi This fall as a consequence of observe subsequent 12 months. VW anticipates a couple of 250-mile vary from the ID.4 from a battery about the identical measurement (77 kwh usable vary versus the Volvo’s 75 kwh).

2021 Volvo XC40 Recharge

2021 Volvo XC40 Recharge

However there’s probably much more to the story. The XC40 Recharge is very closely related to the Polestar 2, which was also rated this week, at 233 miles. Unbiased information commissioned by Polestar earlier this 12 months—carried out in Michigan, by FT Techno—discovered that in a 70-mph cruise the Polestar achieved a a lot larger share of its rated EPA vary than the Tesla.

That means the Volvo additionally may go quite a bit farther in real-world freeway driving than this quantity suggests. 

Keep tuned. We count on to get a primary drive of the XC40 Recharge—and hopefully some first vary impressions—by the top of the 12 months.