Unplug and play
The XC40 Recharge is our first pure electric compact SUV, built for city life. Bold and expressive design meets compact efficiency. Discover Volvo's first pure electric compact SUV.
0 – 62mph
approx 250 miles
approx 80% charged
The compact SUV designed with a purpose for our planet – and engineered for urban driving.
Be in control every mile of the journey, with intuitive comfort and convenience features.
Try it for 30 days without any notice period. No hidden costs, just a clear monthly fee. Change car with 3 months’ notice.
The battery has a nominal capacity of 78 kWh. A fully-charged battery gives you a projected range of over 400 km/200 miles* at mixed driving before you need to recharge. But your real-world range is also affected by your driving style and other circumstances such as outdoor temperature, weather, wind, topography and roads. Other factors that impact range are how much electricity you use for car functions such as heating and cooling of the car. One way to improve range, is to pre-condition your car during charging so it's already comfortable climatized when you go. You can also add a heat pump that saves valuable energy.
But on a daily basis, you will probably fill up the battery whenever the car is parked where charging is possible – be it at home, at work or in the city. So range should not be an issue for everyday driving provided that you have good access to charging.
*Range according to the realistic WLTP and EPA driving cycles under controlled conditions for a new vehicle. Real-world range may vary. Figures are based on preliminary target. Final vehicle certification pending.
The charging time depends on the charging equipment you use and the electric installation at home. The standard home charging cable with a household connector is primarily an auxiliary cable. Charging an empty battery to 100 per cent with this cable takes approximately 36–60 hours depending on market. Or, which is perhaps more relevant: around 7–14 km range per hour.
For regular and considerably shorter charging times at home, we recommend a 3-phase 11 kW wallbox. This installation can give you approximately 7.5 hours charging time (from empty to 100 per cent) or around 50–60 km range per hour.
When charging at stations outside your home, the most probable situations are that you will top the battery during shorter periods of time, for example from 40 per cent to 80 per cent (11 kW AC gives around 50–60 km range per hour). And on longer trips, you may charge the car using fast-charging DC stations. At a 150 kW DC charging station you can charge the battery from zero to around 80 per cent in approximately 40 minutes (or around 80–100 km range in 10 minutes). Just enough time to take a rest and have a meal.
Please note: Charging times will vary and are dependent on factors such as outdoor temperature, current battery temperature, charging equipment, battery condition and car condition.
The cost for electricity varies depending on local conditions, but the cost can be lower compared to petrol or diesel. The lowered fuel cost is also one of several reasons to switch to an electric car. And for even lower costs, you can pre-set your pure electric XC40 Recharge to charge at the times when the tariffs are the lowest, often at night.
The Volvo Cars Warranty for the battery is 8 years or 160,000km, whichever occurs first, provided that the car and battery are maintained and used in accordance with Volvo Cars' recommendations.
If the battery or a battery module needs to be replaced, this can be done just like any other technical part of the car.