Volvo XC40 Recharge - Pure Electric

The Volvo XC40 Pure Electric

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.

4.9 sec
0 – 62mph

approx 250 mi​les
Long range​

40 min
approx 80% charged

408 hp
Pure power

A woman and a man load a sports bag and tennis racket into their Volvo XC40 Recharge
An XC40 Recharge from above, parked in a pink room
A blonde girl with a sports bag and tennis racket in her hand is on her way to her XC40 Recharge

Meet XC40 Recharge

The compact SUV designed with a purpose for our planet – and engineered for urban driving.

Lead the way

Both responsive and responsible driving – the vital combination provided by the high-performance electric powertrain in our first pure electric luxury SUV.

Pure power

408hp. 0–100km/h in 4.9 sec. 1,500kg towing. No tailpipe emissions while driving. With the pure electric XC40 Recharge, you don't have to compromise anymore to drive in a more responsible way.

A white XC40 Recharge stands still and is charged by a pink charging cable
A close-up on the right taillight on a Volvo XC40 Recharge

Lead the way

Both responsive and responsible driving – the vital combination provided by the high-performance electric powertrain in our first pure electric luxury SUV.

Pure power

408hp. 0–100km/h in 4.9 sec. 1,500kg towing. No tailpipe emissions while driving. With the pure electric XC40 Recharge, you don't have to compromise anymore to drive in a more responsible way.

Take charge

A large 78 kWh battery with a projected range of above 400 km*. So you don’t have to charge it often. And when needed, it can fast-charge from zero to 80% in approximately 40 minutes**.

A man with a phone in his hand and a woman on his left-hand side standing behind a Volvo XC40 Recharge

Share the journey

The Volvo On Call connected app lets friends and family access your XC40 SUV when they need it. Sustainable ownership for practical urban living.

A Volvo XC40 Recharge drives on a bridge over the water that leads into a mountain tunnel
A man with a phone in his hand and a woman on his left-hand side standing behind a Volvo XC40 Recharge

Take charge

A large 78 kWh battery with a projected range of above 400 km*. So you don’t have to charge it often. And when needed, it can fast-charge from zero to 80% in approximately 40 minutes**.

Share the journey

The Volvo On Call connected app lets friends and family access your XC40 SUV when they need it. Sustainable ownership for practical urban living.

Inside a Volvo XC40 Recharge with black interior, the driver's door is open and there is a water bottle in the door

Design for our future

The XC40 Recharge is designed to reduce environmental impact, including the use of sustainable material. For example, the interior carpeting is entirely made of recycled plastic.

Anyone can join

The roomy interior of the XC40 SUV can comfortably accommodate whomever you decide to roll with.

Inside a Volvo XC40 Recharge with black interior, the driver's door is open and there is a water bottle in the door
A woman is sitting in the trunk of a XC40 Recharge, next to her there is another woman and man, it is sunny

Design for our future

The XC40 Recharge is designed to reduce environmental impact, including the use of sustainable material. For example, the interior carpeting is entirely made of recycled plastic.

Anyone can join

The roomy interior of the XC40 SUV can comfortably accommodate whomever you decide to roll with.

Design your life

Be in control every mile of the journey, with intuitive comfort and convenience features.

Three young people standing next to a Volvo XC40 Recharge with open trunk lid, the shadow of a palm tree is visible on the wa

Stand out

Bold and expressive SUV body design meets compact efficiency. Explore the heart of any city without blending into the crowd.

The trunk lid on the front of the Volvo XC40 Recharge is packed with a sports bag

Get creative

Loads of smart storage for water bottles, gym bags, phones, laptops, take-away food and whatever. Including a front compartment for your charging cables. This is life made easy.

Three young people standing next to a Volvo XC40 Recharge with open trunk lid, the shadow of a palm tree is visible on the wa
The trunk lid on the front of the Volvo XC40 Recharge is packed with a sports bag

Stand out

Bold and expressive SUV body design meets compact efficiency. Explore the heart of any city without blending into the crowd.

Get creative

Loads of smart storage for water bottles, gym bags, phones, laptops, take-away food and whatever. Including a front compartment for your charging cables. This is life made easy.

A blonde woman is using the connectivity system inside her Volvo XC40 Recharge

Stay in sync

Google Assistant, Google Maps and Google Play Store. The XC40 Recharge pure electric is fully connected to your digital life – even without your phone.

A woman in pink walks next to a Volvo XC40 Recharge that gets charged next to a charging pole

Personal touch

Preheat, precool and more – own your space before you’re in it with a simple tap of the Volvo On Call app.

A blonde woman is using the connectivity system inside her Volvo XC40 Recharge
A woman in pink walks next to a Volvo XC40 Recharge that gets charged next to a charging pole

Stay in sync

Google Assistant, Google Maps and Google Play Store. The XC40 Recharge pure electric is fully connected to your digital life – even without your phone.

Personal touch

Preheat, precool and more – own your space before you’re in it with a simple tap of the Volvo On Call app.

A blond woman drives her Volvo XC40 Recharge at dawn

A helping hand

Driver assist with curve speed adaption tweaks your cruising speed automatically for greater comfort and accuracy in virtually any traffic condition.

Premium sound

Enjoy your musical journey with Harman Kardon. Strategically placed speakers, surround sound and precise tuning create a captivating audio experience that puts you in the centre of the music.

A blond woman drives her Volvo XC40 Recharge at dawn
Harman/Kardon speakers inside a Volvo XC40 Recharge

A helping hand

Driver assist with curve speed adaption tweaks your cruising speed automatically for greater comfort and accuracy in virtually any traffic condition.

Premium sound

Enjoy your musical journey with Harman Kardon. Strategically placed speakers, surround sound and precise tuning create a captivating audio experience that puts you in the centre of the music.

XC40 Recharge P8 - Electric

Recharge Pure electric

  • 19" 5-Spoke (Diamond Cut/Matt Graphite) with 235/50 (Front) Tyres
  • Leather/Nubuck Upholstery
  • Cutting Edge Aluminium Inlays
  • Driver Alert Control with Lane Keeping Aid
  • 12.3" Progressive Driver Display
  • Dynamic chassis
  • Sensus Connect with High Performance Sound
  • Automatic LED Headlights with Active High Beam incorporating Day Running Lights

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What do you want to know about the XC40 Recharge pure electric?

XC40 parked outside and attached to a charging point

How long can I drive before I need to recharge the battery?

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.

What charging times can I expect when recharging at home?

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.

How much does it cost to charge the battery of the pure electric XC40 Recharge?

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.

What warranty does Volvo Cars have on the battery?

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.

Can the battery be replaced?

If the battery or a battery module needs to be replaced, this can be done just like any other technical part of the car.

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