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2025 Volvo EX40 and EC40 Are Renamed Versions of XC40 and C40 EVs

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2025 Volvo EX40 and EC40 Arrive as Renamed EV SUVsVolvo
  • Volvo is renaming two of its existing electric vehicles to differentiate them further from gas-powered models and to align them with upcoming EV nameplates.

  • In the change, the XC40 Recharge becomes the EX40 and the C40 Recharge becomes the EC40.

  • The "Recharge" badge is dropped from plug-in-hybrid models.

Volvo is getting its ducks in a row by renaming a few of its existing EVs to match the naming convention of upcoming electric-only models. For 2025, the XC40 Recharge will become the EX40, while the C40 Recharge will be renamed the EC40.

The new names should help differentiate the current crop of electric Volvos from their gasoline-powered counterparts; the gasoline-powered XC40, for instance, will continue with the same name. The new naming convention will put the electric Volvos in line with the upcoming EX30 and EX90 models, both of which are slated to arrive in the first half of this year.

New 'Performance' Package

The EX40 and EC40 won't look different than their predecessors, other than new badges. The EX40 remains a square-backed electric subcompact SUV, while the EC40 is its slope-roofed but otherwise similar sibling. Volvo is also introducing of a new performance software package for select markets. Car and Driver reached out to Volvo to ask if that includes North America, but a spokesperson for the company declined to confirm at this time.

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