Discover our pure electric driving experience.
Volvo pure electric. Inspired by our planet, designed for your life.
Uncompromised Volvo spirit meets zero tailpipe emissions – and with our commitment to responsible luxury in mind, we strive to make greater use of recycled and bio-based materials and minimise waste.
Google built in
With Google built in, a Volvo electric car seamlessly connects you and your digital life. The car also receives automatic over the air updates.
A space for life
The roomy interior of our electric cars can comfortably accommodate you, your life and whoever you choose to share it with.
Meet our first pure electric crossover.
- Up to 478 km electric range*
- 100% leather-free interior
* The figures are based on EPA data obtained under specific testing conditions. The real-life driving range and energy consumption achieved under real conditions varies depending on driving behaviour and other external factors.
Discover our full electric compact SUV.
- Up to 472 km electric range*
- Smart storage solutions
*The figures are preliminary and derived from estimates and calculations performed by Volvo Cars for XC40 Recharge twin and these outcomes are not guaranteed. The real-life energy consumption achieved under real conditions varies depending on driving behaviour and other external factors. Vehicle certification pending.
Our smallest ever SUV.
- Up to 442 km electric range*
- Recycled and renewable interiors.
*The figures are preliminary and derive from estimates and calculations performed by Volvo Cars for the Volvo EX30 and these outcomes are not guaranteed. The driving range and energy consumption under real conditions vary depending on driving behaviour and other external factors. Charging times can vary and are dependent on factors such as outdoor temperature, battery temperature, charging equipment, battery condition and car condition. Vehicle certification pending.
Our large 7-seater SUV.
- Up to 480 km electric range*
- Our most advanced safety innovations.
*The figures are preliminary and derive from estimates and calculations performed by Volvo Cars for the Volvo EX90 and these outcomes are not guaranteed. The driving range and energy consumption under real conditions vary depending on driving behaviour and other external factors. Charging times can vary and are dependent on factors such as outdoor temperature, battery temperature, charging equipment, battery condition and car condition. Vehicle certification pending.
Time to recharge? Home or away, we make it easier and more convenient.
Plan your route with Google Maps
Use Google Maps in your Volvo to plan your route, locate charging stations and enjoy a less stressful journey.
Volvo Cars app
Pre-heat and pre-cool the cabin using the Volvo Cars app. This can help you enjoy extended range as well as a more pleasant trip.*
Convenient home charging
Easy to use and convenient, a ChargePoint Home Flex wallbox is our recommended solution for home charging.
* For Model Year 22, to enable the Volvo Cars app the C40 Recharge and XC40 Recharge comes equipped at delivery with the Digital services package providing a four-year subscription with full access to available applications and data. At the expiration date of the four years, new terms and conditions will apply.
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What do you want to know about pure electric cars?
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 your home. For regular charging at home, we recommend a Level 2 home charger with 50 amps of power from a dedicated single phase 240-volt circuit with a two-pole circuit breaker rated at minimum of 70 amps (or 60 amp circuit with max load of 48 amps) This installation can give you approximately 8 hours charging time (from empty to 100 per cent), or around 50-60 kms of range per hour. When charging at stations outside your home, the most probable situations are that you will top up the battery during shorter periods of time, for example from 40 per cent to 80 per cent using a Level 3 DC fast-charger (up to 150 kW). You can charge the battery from 10 to around 80 per cent in approximately 37 minutes. Just enough time to take a rest and have a meal. The standard home charging cable with two household connectors is a dual mode level 2 charging cable approximately 14 feet in length (4.5 meters) capable of 240-volt and 40-amps of charging. The charging of the car is monitored by two-way communication between the car and the control box. When the cable is connected to the car, self-test diagnostics are performed to ensure that the cable is properly connected and that the car is ready to receive power before charging starts. The control box is integrated in the charging cable and plugged into an ordinary power socket. The cable is supplied with an adapter to enable Level 1 and Level 2 charging. Level 1 charging adaptor fits the common 120-volt 3 prong wall outlet (NEMA 5-15R) with 12 amps of current. These outlets do not carry sufficient current to deliver appropriate levels of rate of charge and are intended to “top off” the charge when travelling visiting friends or relatives. Charging an empty battery to 100 per cent with this cable takes in excess of 50-72 hours, at a charge rate of about 1.4 kW. Please note: Charging times will vary and are dependent on factors such as electrical capacity of location, outdoor temperature, current battery temperature, charging equipment, battery condition and car condition.
How much does it cost to charge the battery of a pure electric car?
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 Volvo car 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.
What equipment do I need to charge my pure electric car easily and safely at home?
The standard home charging cable with two household connectors is a dual mode level 2 charging cable approximately 14 feet in length (4.5 meters) capable of 240-volt and 40-amps of charging. When connected to a properly installed 50 amp NEMA 14-50 plug wired to an electrical panel that supports a 240-volt dedicated circuit with non-GFCI two-pole circuit breakers.
For considerably faster and more convenient charging at home, we recommend installing a 240-volt single -phase 11 kW home charger
Which is the fastest way to charge my pure electric car on long journeys?
You will find the fastest charging at a DC fast-charging station along the route. To charge as fast as possible, we recommend you to limit the car's charging level to 80 per cent. This helps keep your charging times short because the last 20 per cent of charging takes the longest time.
How does the car help me to find the nearest charging station?
With Google Maps built in, you can get useful information for your electric vehicle. You can find your car’s battery level on arrival, get important battery alerts, and find compatible charging stations directly from your car’s centre display or via a smartphone app.
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 utilizing a range of innovative safety solutions, Volvo Cars’ safety engineers have designed our pure electric cars to meet all these challenges.
How much maintenance and service is needed for a pure electric Volvo car?
The electric motors are sealed for life and maintenance-free. So compared to a combustion engine-propelled car, the pure electric Volvo cars needs much less maintenance which may result in lower running costs.
Is the lifecycle carbon footprint of a full electric Volvo car less than an equivalent internal combustion engine vehicle?
Over the average lifetime of a vehicle, the carbon footprint of a fully electric vehicle (BEV) is less than a traditional internal combustion engine vehicle (ICE). However, the distance needed to be driven for a BEV to become less carbon intensive than an ICE vehicle is largely dependent on how the electricity that power the vehicle is generated. If you charge your BEV with renewable electricity, you will need to drive less for that point to be reached, compared with if you use electricity generated from fossil fuels. Where possible, we encourage you to power your electric vehicle with electricity from renewable sources.
We are committed to full transparency when it comes to the full carbon impact of our electric vehicles. A lifecycle analysis (LCA) of the XC40 Recharge is already available and the lifecycle analysis of the C40 Recharge will be available later in 2021.
How can I know that the car’s battery has been produced in an environmentally and socially responsible way?
Volvo Cars is committed to full traceability, helping to ensure that our customers can drive electrified Volvos knowing the raw material for the batteries has been sourced responsibly. The introduction of blockchain technology significantly boosts traceability within our cobalt supply chain. Blockchain, in conjunction with inspection on mine sites, GPS tracking, entry and exit scanning, verified logistics providers, facial recognition, ID checks, and time tracking, all contribute to a material’s traceability from a mine to the car factory.
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 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 Cars' Code of Conduct for Business Partners, which includes the observation of human rights, including labour rights.