Dynamic all-wheel drive in the electric Volvo XC40

Source: AutoMotoTV (Glomex)

The drive concept of the new Volvo XC40 Recharge P8 AWD is fundamentally different - and yet all four wheels are driven here too. A 150 kW (204 hp) electric motor is located on the front and rear axles and acts directly on the respective wheels. Above all, the layout offers advantages in terms of driving dynamics: The delay-free power delivery of the electric motors and the high torque of 330 Nm each are real driving fun factors - also because the lithium-ion battery sits in the vehicle floor and lowers the center of gravity of the SUV model. Compared to the conventional Volvo XC40, the all-wheel drive of the fully electric compact SUV has a rear-wheel-biased set-up. When accelerating, more power is made available on the rear wheels than on the front wheels in order to optimize traction, with normal straight-ahead driving without load the ratio is 51:49. The power distribution is regulated solely by the power control of the electric motors, as there is no mechanical connection between the two axles and so the drive torque cannot be transferred from one axle to the other


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