Car review: Easy city driving with the Volvo XC40 Recharge Pure Electric

Car review: Easy city driving with the Volvo XC40 Recharge Pure Electric

Electrified lifestyle


By Sarah Hani Jamil

All images: Volvo

This has been the year of the electric vehicles for me. Although I don’t own one myself, I’ve had the privilege to test-drive a few models thus far, which have completely changed my views on owning an EV. As the demand for electric cars and sustainability grows, most car manufacturers have been striving to release eco-friendly vehicles that check the boxes in terms of efficiency and style. One I’ve favoured recently is the Volvo XC40 Recharge Pure Electric, and here, I’ll tell you why.

Having to drive in and out of the city for work on a daily basis, there are a few considerations I look into when it comes to cars. Volvo, a brand known for its stand in safety and sustainability, answers the demands of female drivers in the city with Volvo XC40 Recharge Pure Electric.



First of all, the efficiency of the XC40 Recharge Pure Electric’s battery system is unparalleled. Volvo has gone the extra mile to deliver a robust and reliable power source, which will not fail you throughout the week. One full charge is able to take you from Monday to Friday, and multiple destinations across the city, thanks to its long-range battery. This feature provides peace of mind for my daily commuting needs without the hassle of frequent recharging.

When the time finally comes for charging, the EV is equipped with fast-charge capabilities, allowing me to quickly replenish the battery when needed. What’s even better is that in KL, most parking lots or shopping malls offer electric charging facilities. This convenience enables me to stay on schedule and make the most of my day.

Looking at the vehicle from a design perspective, the XC40 Recharge Pure Electric is sleek and sophisticated with a compact build of 1647 mm in height and 1863 mm in width, which is easy on the eyes. Offering cutting-edge features for modern women seeking an eco-conscious ride in the city, the EV comes with a carefully crafted, intuitive and intelligent infotainment system, ensuring a seamless driving experience for navigating the city streets.



Among the tech features I love include a responsive touchscreen display with voice control and smartphone integration, along with assisted parking. These elements provide easy access to navigation, entertainment, and safety functions, keeping me connected while minimising distractions.



Ahead, check out my favourite highlights of driving the XC40 Recharge Pure Electric in the city.



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