Al-Futtaim unveils the Volvo XC40 BEV electric car


Al-Futtaim Trading Company, the exclusive distributor of Volvo Cars in the UAE, has revealed the launch of the XC40 BEV all-electric SUV, the first fully electric vehicle of its kind in the Middle East, suitable for urban living and urban use. This is a further step on Volvo’s path towards a carbon-neutral future and as part of the brand’s total commitment to sustainability in the electric vehicle market until 2030.

One effective way to reduce the environmental impact of the XC40 Recharge is the use of sustainable materials, with the upholstery, for example, made entirely from recycled rubber. It has a lower carbon footprint compared to the petrol-powered XC40 T5, and the battery has a capacity of 78 kWh, giving drivers a driving distance of up to 418 km before recharging.
Oscar Rivoli, Managing Director of Trading Enterprises, said: “Al-Futtaim is committed to providing innovative mobility solutions and services, which is exactly what our customers aspire and deserve to maintain the UAE’s approach to building a more sustainable future in the motorized vehicle industry. In line with the Expo 2020 sustainability pillar and our electrification strategy, we are proud to be the first market in the GCC to launch the all-electric, zero-emission Recharge XC40 model. 2030 solutions.

Globally, sales of Volvo electric cars are on the rise. The share of Recharge series hybrid cars reached 25.5% of the total number of cars sold globally from the first ten months of 2021 until October 31. For the month of October, Recharge BEVs accounted for 31.5% of total sales, with the number of electric vehicles increasing globally.





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