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Volvo XC40 Recharge becomes brand's first battery-electric car

The first totally electric Volvo has arrived.

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Meet the first totally electric Volvo: the XC40 Recharge.

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It looks a lot like a regular XC40, except, there's no internal-combustion engine here.

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A battery pack in the floor and electric motors motivate this compact crossover.

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We don't have an EPA rating yet, but Volvo quotes a 200-mile range on European testing standards.

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Expect it to fall a little short of that in the US.

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Design changes are rather minimal.

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From the side, it's hard to tell the difference between the normal cars.

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The front has a revised grille that hides active safety feature sensors, however.

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It's also painted to match the body color.

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At the rear, there's no tailpipe, either.

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