The XC40 Recharge

Our first pure electric SUV

Coming soon

Pure Power

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

4.7sec0-60mph
+200miLong range
40min~80% charged
402hpPure 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.

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Feel good

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

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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.

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Your way

Dual electric motor powertrain

Dual high-performance 402 hp 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 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)

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
Feel good

Zero emissions when driving

Driving on pure electricity means driving without emitting any tailpipe emissions at all. 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
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Pilot Assist

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

Pilot Assist

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.

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 colors

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XC40 pure electric power details

Pure power

402 hp. 0–60 mph in 4.7 sec. 2,000 lb towing. No 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 above 200 miles* So you don't have to charge it often. And when needed, it can fast-charge from 10 to 80% in approximately 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 and more. Including a front compartment for your charging cables. There’s a place for every thing – with thoughtful solutions to make your busy life less complicated.

Aerial view women staring at the car

Your digital multi-tool

The Volvo On Call app lets you share the XC40 Recharge with friends or family remotely. Also use it to view the car’s charging status, heat or cool your car with remote start, lock or unlock your car, and more.

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.

*THIS IS NOT BASED ON EPA TESTING. 200-mile combined driving range rating. Based on EU WLTP testing under controlled conditions for a new vehicle. Your range will vary depending on driving conditions, how you drive and maintain your vehicle, battery-package/condition, and other factors. **Fast charging DC up to 150 kW. Charging times will vary and are dependent on factors such as outdoor temperature, current battery temperature, charging equipment, battery condition and car condition.

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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 above 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. You can also add a heat pump that saves valuable energy.

But on a daily basis, you will probably charge 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.


*THIS IS NOT BASED ON EPA TESTING. 200-mile combined driving range rating. Based on EU WLTP testing under controlled conditions for a new vehicle. Your range will vary depending on driving conditions, how you drive and maintain your vehicle, battery-package/condition, and other factors.

What charging times can I expect when recharging at home?

The charging time for the upcoming pure electric XC40 Recharge 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 and not recommended for regular charging. Charging an empty battery to 80% with this cable takes approximately 24 hours depending on market. For regular and considerably shorter charging times at home, we recommend you use 3.5 kW or 11 kW charging cables. These cables give charging times of approximately 18.5–5.5 hours respectively. But for the most efficient and integrated home charging solution, we recommend the Volvo Cars Wallbox. This powerful 11 kW, 32A installation will give you approximately 5.5 hours charging time (from empty to 80%) or 35 mile range per hour. More information on purchasing the Volvo Cars Wallbox and arranging in home installation will be available shortly. When charging at stations outside your home, the most probable situations are that you will top off the battery during shorter periods of time, for example from 40% to 80% (11 kW AC gives around 35 mile 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 10% to around 80% in approximately 40 minutes (or around 50 miles 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 gasoline. The typically lower operating cost is also one of several reasons to switch to an electric car. And for even lower costs, you can can arrange for charging when energy rates are the lowest, often at night.

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 above 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. DC fast charging up to 150 kW makes it possible to charge the battery from 10 to 80% in approximately 40 minutes (or around 50 miles in 10 minutes) – just enough time to rest or have a meal during the trip.

*THIS IS NOT BASED ON EPA TESTING. 200-mile combined driving range rating. Based on EU WLTP testing under controlled conditions for a new vehicle. Your range will vary depending on driving conditions, how you drive and maintain your vehicle, battery-package/condition, and other factors.

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 2,000 lb.

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

The XC40 Recharge comes with a standard-fitted charging cable which is primarily designed as an auxiliary cable for household appliances, and is not recommended for regular battery charging. For regular and considerably shorter charging times at home, you can use a Level 2 charging cable with the appropriate electrical set up. For the best experience and to really shorten charging time at home complement your home electrical by installing the Volvo Cars Wallbox. More information available shortly.

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

Our recommendation is to load max 80% (not 100% which shortens the battery life span). This also helps shorten charging times, because the last 20% of the charging takes the longest time. If a destination is sent to the car’s navigation system that is far away, the car may suggest to charge 90–100% for that particular journey or whatever charging level needed to reach a convenient 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 center display.

How does the battery impact safety in a collision?

There is an added weight of the battery 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 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.

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

Volvo Cars puts strong requirements on its suppliers to ensure that our batteries are produced responsibly. This includes supporting us in our efforts to have full transparency of our cobalt supply chain by 2020, and working towards full traceability. Sustainability performance is a key consideration when assessing and selecting our suppliers, including respect for human rights and labor rights. We monitor the performance of existing suppliers, and follow up with third party audits. We also put requirements on our battery suppliers to minimize carbon emissions during the production processes, including the use of renewable energy. Volvo Cars does not do business with uncompliant suppliers.
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