Volvo EV XC40
10:30 PM | September 24 2021

Electric Driving with Peace of Mind

Strong performance and a long operating range are hallmarks of the new Volvo XC40 Recharge Pure Electric.
When Volvo Cars switches to selling fully electric vehicles from 2030, the significant further advances in battery technology and safety systems can only be imagined for now.
Yet just less than a decade away from that milestone, Volvo’s first ever fully electric series production vehicle – the XC40 Recharge Pure Electric – already showcases the remarkable progress in key areas including performance and operating range.
Just eight years ago, an electric version of the Volvo C30 – created for a demo fleet in partnership with Siemens – produced 89kW/250Nm and offered a range of up to 164km.
The Volvo XC40 Recharge Pure Electric, powered by a 78kWh battery about three times the capacity of the one in the C30, has outputs of 300kW and 660Nm. And the driving range is improved by 155 per cent – up to a maximum 418km*.
It’s an impressive operating range that allows owners to cover the vast majority of their trips without any concern about battery depletion – effectively consigning ‘range anxiety’ to history.
With a built-in route planner, you can be alerted when to charge before power runs low. The planner also recommends when and where to charge, helping you enjoy a more relaxed journey.
The XC40 Recharge Pure Electric can also be recharged at home, using Volvo Cars’ recommended option of an installed charging wallbox device.
When out travelling on the road, it’s possible to charge the battery pack from zero to 80 per cent in about 40 minutes if plugged into a fast-charging DC station with up to 150kW**.
With zero tailpipe emissions, the XC40 Recharge Pure Electric ensures the enjoyment and satisfaction of responsible driving.
With an electric motor on both the front and rear axles, the Pure Electric features all-wheel drive to also provide more assured roadholding in wet or slippery conditions.
The fully electric XC40 can also accelerate from 0-100km/h in less than five seconds – achieved in comfortable and refined silence.
The cost of electric-car ownership can be significantly lower than that of an equivalent car powered by an internal combustion engine
In many places, the cost of purchasing an electric vehicle is offset by government incentives – which in Australia vary between states.
With fewer moving mechanical parts and fluids, electric vehicles often cost less to service and maintain.
For many people, charging is done mainly at home or at work. If you can do most of your charging at these places, the electricity to charge your car can cost significantly less than the fuel to drive the equivalent mileage.
And in addition to Volvo Car Australia’s long, five-year/unlimited km factory warranty~, the Recharge Pure Electric’s battery is covered for eight years. Volvo Roadside Assistance^ is also valid for eight years from the first date of vehicle registration.
The Volvo XC40 Recharge Pure Electric proves you don’t have to compromise anymore to drive in a more sustainable way.
* This is the range of XC40 Recharge in ideal conditions. Actual range can vary and is affected by many factors. Range is according to WLTP and EPA driving cycles and real-world range may vary. Figures are based on preliminary target. Final vehicle certification pending.
**When charged using fast charging DC up to 150kW under optimal charging conditions. Charging times are dependent on factors such as outdoor temperature, current battery temperature, charging equipment, battery condition and car condition.

~ Five years warranty from the first date of registration. New Volvo passenger vehicles only. Warranty terms, conditions and exclusions available at
^ The Volvo Roadside Assistance program is valid for 8 years from the first date of registration. Terms, conditions and exclusions available at