VolvoXC40 Recharge (2020) electric chargers
75 kWh battery
Vehicle type Battery Electric Vehicle
Connector type 2
Range 245 miles of electric driving
Charge speed 31 miles per hour
Volvo has steadily been increasing its range of electrified vehicles with a number of plug-in hybrids within its existing line-up. The XC40 Electric is Volvo’s first fully electric SUV, though.
The stunning XC40 combines a simple, yet stylish interior with a practical and large boot. And now it makes use of a 75kWh battery, offering a range of up to 245 miles. The electric motors will give the XC40 a level of responsiveness, taking the near two-tonne vehicle from 0-62mph in 5.5 seconds.
Speaking of rapid, the XC40 Electric makes use of a CCS charging port so you can charge the vehicle from 10 to 80% in as little as 28 minutes when using a 150kW DC charger.
Check your vehicle is OLEV approved:
Not all vehicles are approved by the Government for the OLEV Grant. You can check the list of eligible vehicles here.
For home charging and destination charging (such as fast charging in supermarket car parks), the XC40 Electric makes use of a Type 2 connection. The XC40 will typically charge in 12 hours (0-80%) using a dedicated 7.4kW wall charger, but it can also charge at a faster 11kW taking the charge time down to eight hours (although you will need a 3-phase electricity supply for this).
If you’re looking for a smart, practical car with the economy of an electric motor, then the XC40 ticks the boxes for both personal use and business use – especially as the BIK rate for EVs will be zero percent starting from April 2020.
Volvo XC40 Recharge compatible chargers
Volvo XC40 Recharge Charging Time
Take advantage of cheaper electricity tariffs and charge your Volvo XC40 Electric and drive away fully charged every morning.
|Method||kW||Typical location||Charging time (empty to full)|
|Standard three-pin plug||2.3||Home||38 hours|
|Dedicated home charging point||7.4||Home||12 hours|
(limited to 11kW by vehicle)
|22||Offices, commercial buildings, car parks, supermarkets, leisure centres||8 hours|
|Rapid charger||Up to 150||Motorway services, car parks||28 minutes|
* Limited by on-board charger, vehicle cannot charge faster.
Volvo XC40 Recharge Charging Cost
School run, commute to the office? You can drive up to 245 miles purely on low-cost electric power.
A full home charge on a Volvo XC40 Recharge costs around £7.50.
Did you know?
A typical overnight electricity rate is around 10p per kWh.