The new XC40 Recharge

Our first pure electric SUV

Coming soon

Recharged. Not redesigned.

We designed the pure electric XC40 Recharge to give you the best experience on the road now, and to protect your future.

+320kmLong range
40min~80% charged
>400hpPure power

Your way

A true urban SUV. Seamlessly connected. Fit for the way you live. It’s an XC40, recharged to be your most personal driving experience.

Feel good

The pure electric XC40 Recharge is a carbon emission-free yet powerful driving experience. Made for you, and the world we share.

Play safe

Experience a compact pure electric SUV that supports and helps protect what’s important. So you can stay safer and enjoy the ride.

Your way

Google connectivity

We believe a car should be as intuitive to use as your smartphone. That’s why the pure electric XC40 Recharge pioneers embedded Google services*. You get the familiar, well-proven Google Maps navigation functions and the supremely helpful Google Assistant voice-control. Plus useful in-car apps from Google Play store – all seamlessly integrated in your car. This technology also learns how you behave and can make suggestions to smooth out the day. From now on, your car is fully connected to your digital life – even without your phone.

Volvo XC40 Screen detail with Google Connectivity

Smart storage

Wherever you look in the cabin, there are smart storage solutions. Like a waste bin, numerous card holders, wireless phone charging, a foldable bag hook and a lot more. At the rear, there’s plenty of room for luggage and gear. And when you open the hood, you find a front compartment instead of a bulky combustion engine. It’s the perfect space to keep your charging cables easily accessible and well protected.

Storage capacity detail for XC40 SUV

Driver Assist

If you want, the pure electric XC40 Recharge can support you when driving. Driver Assist, for example, keeps a set speed and distance to vehicles in front while controlling the steering to keep you centred in your lane. This is driving made more convenient, more enjoyable and more relaxed. Please note: Keep your hands on the steering wheel and remain alert while using the Driver Assist feature.

Pilot Assist
*Not available in all markets.
Feel good

Zero tailpipe emissions when driving

Driving on pure electricity means driving without emitting any tailpipe emissions at all. No carbon dioxide. No particles. No nitrogen oxide. Nothing but the pure joy of freedom – without the environment having to pay the price.

XC40 Recharge Rooftop details

Recycled materials

The pure electric 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. Our vision is that 25% of all plastics in our cars will be made from recycled materials by 2025. At the end of the car’s lifecycle, the battery and 95% of the complete car can be recycled – ensuring that limited resources can be reused again.

XC40 Recharge recycled materials detailed door

Car Sharing

This feature* makes it easy to share your car with others for a certain period of time. Wherever you are, you can give friends, family members and colleagues instant access to your pure electric XC40 Recharge via the Volvo On Call app*. They open the car with their mobile phone and then drive away. Smart, easy and secure – and a big leap towards a more sustainable lifestyle.

Car Sharing options for XC40 Recharge
*Not available in all markets.
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Dual electric motor powertrain

Dual high-performance >400 hp/300 kW front and rear electric motors – the pure electric XC40 Recharge gives you a supremely inspiring and refined drive. With fast take-offs, all-wheel drive stability and smooth, linear acceleration at all speeds. In near-silence and with zero carbon emissions when driving. Combined with one pedal drive, this makes for an intuitive and powerful drive with a feeling of full control – a car that seamlessly follows your intentions.

XC40 Dual Electric power (Detail of back lights)

BLIS – blind spot warning with steer assist

We designed this technology to help you make the right decisions. If there’s a vehicle in your blind spot and you try to change lanes, the Blind Spot Information System with Steer Assist is designed to alert and gently steer you back into your lane. Technology is on your side, and you’re in control.

XC40 Recharge - Blind spot warning technology

Theft-prevention key fob

Park your pure electric XC40 Recharge with peace in mind. Advanced theft-protection technology helps ensure your car will be there the next time you need it. It even helps prevent thieves from capturing the radio signal from your remote key when you’re at home. When the key is not in motion, it will simply be impossible to copy any signal from it.

Advanced theft protection technology

Available in 8 colours

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XC40 pure electric power details

Pure power

>400 hp. 0–100 km/h in <5 secs. 1,500 kg towing. No carbon emissions while driving. With the pure electric XC40 Recharge, you don’t have to compromise anymore to drive in a more sustainable way.

XC40 pure electric plugged to charging station

Unplug and play

A large 78 kWh battery with a projected range of over 400 km/200 miles*. So you don’t have to charge it so often. And when needed, it can fast-charge from 0 to 80% in around 40 minutes**.

Woman using Google Assistant in XC40 SUV Pure electric

Stay in sync

Google Maps. Google Assistant. Google Play Store. All of it's embedded***. Even without your phone, you’ll always stay connected on the go.

XC40 Recharge door open with laptop and bottle

A place for everything

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.

Aerial view women staring at the car

Your digital multi-tool

Pre-climatize your car remotely. Find charging. Get personal assistance 24/7. Check charging and car status. Volvo On Call*** gives you a convenient, electric mobility experience.

Woman activating XC40 SUV electric by phone app.

Sharing is caring

Car Sharing*** comes standard. Invite a friend via your phone, and share your car remotely for a set period. Some things are simply too good to keep for yourself.

*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.
**Fast charging DC up to 150 kW under optimal charging conditions.
***Not available in all markets.

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

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 320 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 charging cable with a household connector is primarily an auxiliary cable. Charging an empty battery to 100% with this cable takes approximately 40–72 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 you complement with a cable capable of up to 3.5 kW or 11 kW charging. These cables give charging times of approximately 24–6 hours (around 15–60 km range per hour) respectively. But for the most efficient and convenient home charging solution, we recommend a 3-phase 11 kW wallbox. This installation can give you approximately 8 hours charging time (from empty to 100%) 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% to 80% (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% 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 is the life span of 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 needs to be replaced, this can be done just like any other technical part of the car.

Can I use the pure electric XC40 Recharge for long-distance driving?

This pure electric compact SUV is perfectly suited for comfortable long-distance driving. And the battery’s high capacity with a projected range of over 400 km/200 miles* ensures you can do so without worrying about range. If you need to charge during the journey, you can do so at an AC charging station or DC fast-charging station. At a 150 kW DC fast charging station, it’s possible to charge the battery from zero to 80% in approximately 40 minutes (or around 80–100 km range in 10 minutes) – just enough time to rest or have a meal during the trip. * 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 is the load capacity of the pure electric XC40 Recharge?

Smart battery design means all occupants have as much space as in an ordinary XC40. This also gives uncompromised versatility and smart storage solutions. The rear load compartment capacity is 413 litres. The battery encroaches the space below the load floor, but this is to a large extent compensated by the front load compartment under the hood with space for charging cables and other stuff.

How much can I tow with the pure electric XC40 Recharge?

We believe you should be able to drive pure electric without compromising on everyday versatility. That’s why the pure electric XC40 Recharge allows towing up to 1,500 kg.

What equipment do I need to charge my pure electric XC40 Recharge easily and safely at home?

The standard-fitted charging cable is primarily designed as an auxiliary cable for household appliances. For considerably shorter charging times at home, you can complement with either a 1-phase 16A “Blue Plug” cable or a 3-phase 16A “Red Plug” cable capable of up to 3.5 kW (1-phase) or 11 kW (3-phase) charging. And to really shorten the charging time at home: complement your home electrical by installing a 3-phase 11 kW wallbox. Please note: the availability of charging equipment may vary depending on market.

Why do you recommend 80% charging instead of 100%?

For DC fast-charging, our recommendation is to charge max 80% (not 100% which can shorten the battery life span). This also helps shorten charging times, because the last 20% of the charging takes the longest time to achieve. But if you send a distant destination to the car’s navigation system, the car may suggest you to charge 90–100% for that particular journey or whatever charging level that is needed to reach an appropriate charging station.

How does the car help me to find the nearest charging station?

In countries where Google Maps include charging stations, you can find public charging stations direct from the map in the car’s centre display or via the Volvo On Call app*. From here you can also select preferred charging stations and get guidance.

*Volvo On Call is not available in all markets.

How does the battery impact safety in a collision?

The battery means there is 500 kg of extra weight that needs to be addressed in an impact – for the car’s occupants as well as for other vehicles. The battery also needs separate protection to avoid harmful leakage after a collision. By utilising a range of innovative safety solutions, Volvo Cars’ safety engineers have met all these challenges.

How much maintenance and service is needed for the pure electric XC40 Recharge?

The electric motors are sealed for life and maintenance-free. So compared to a combustion engine propelled car, the pure electric XC40 Recharge needs much less maintenance which may result in lower running costs.

What is the life cycle carbon footprint for the XC40 Recharge pure electric compared to an XC40 plug-in hybrid or mild hybrid?

Over the average full lifecycle, the XC40 Recharge pure electric’s carbon footprint will be lower compared to both the XC40 plug-in hybrid and the XC40 mild hybrid. The exact differences for the vehicle types depend on a lot of parameters, for instance the electricity mix when charging, the vehicle’s lifetime and driving behaviour.

How can I know that the car’s battery has been produced in an environmentally and socially responsible way?

Volvo Cars works closely with our suppliers to increase the sustainability of our products and services, including through securing responsible supply chains and making efficient use of resources. We are committed to the responsible sourcing of minerals and metals, and fully support the OECD Guidance for Responsible Supply Chains of Minerals from Conflict-affected and High-risk Areas. In this respect, we require our battery suppliers to support our commitment to have full transparency of our cobalt supply chain by 2020, and to work towards full traceability. Sustainability performance is a key consideration when assessing and selecting our suppliers. We monitor the performance of existing suppliers, and follow up with third party audits. We also put requirements on our battery suppliers to minimise carbon emissions during the production processes, including through the use of renewable energy. All our suppliers have to agree to the Volvo Car’s Code of Conduct for Business Partners, which includes the observation of human rights, including labour rights.
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XC40 Plug-in Hybrid connected to charging station

Can’t wait? We also have plug-in hybrid cars.

Our Recharge plug-in hybrid cars give you the ultimate combination of performance and fuel-efficiency. Our plug-in hybrid technology delivers a powerful yet efficient driving experience that includes pure electric propulsion, balanced hybrid mode for everyday use and the combined combustion and pure electric power that will inspire your drive.

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