Climate change has quickly emerged as one of the two great crises of our generation and the next. With a long-term focus, governments are implementing greener policies to cut carbon emissions, reduce their environmental footprints, and global citizens are quickly shifting towards more eco-friendly lifestyles.
One such development has been the rise of electric vehicles or EVs. When Toyota’s first electric hybrid, the Prius first hit the scene, the initial scepticism quickly dissolved as owners largely reported satisfaction with the fuel efficiency and reliability of the hybrid drive.
In that vein, 2019’s Volvo XC40 Recharge represents the famed Swedish automaker stepping up and pursuing a fully electric future, which they plan to achieve by 2030.
In hindsight, it’s easy to view the first hybrid in the company’s portfolio as a proof of concept, a test to see whether people would embrace the company’s then-unannounced electric dreams. Given that there is a fully electric model slated to arrive this year, they must have liked what they saw.