Volvo C40 Recharge. Discover our first pure electric crossover with leather free interior and Google built-in. Start your order online today.*
* Your order will be finalised with your retailer according to their terms and conditions.
* Your order will be finalised with your retailer according to their terms and conditions.
A pure heart in a daring body. Get to know our electric newcomer.
Acceleration (0-100 km/h)
Fast charge 10-80%
The C40 Recharge doesn’t force you to choose between power and responsible driving. Just take your seat, drive away and enjoy the comfort of one pedal drive and smooth acceleration – with zero tailpipe emissions.
Make every journey about much more than getting from A to B. In the C40 Recharge, your commitment to a more sustainable future has never felt better.
The figures are based on WLTP data obtained under specific testing conditions for C40 Recharge twin. The real-life driving range and energy consumption achieved under real conditions varies depending on driving behaviour and other external factors. Charging times can vary and are dependent on factors such as outdoor temperature, current battery temperature, charging equipment, battery condition and car condition.
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We cover maintenance service and wear and tear items to help keep your car running at its best.*
A Volvo wallbox charger is included with your purchase of your fully electric C40.
* Service is subject to terms and conditions - wear and tear items are limited and exclusions apply - for more information ask your Volvo retailer.
What does it mean that I can start the order of the pure electric C40 Recharge online?
The Volvo C40 Recharge is available to purchase on our www.MyVolvo.co.za website (whilst stocks last). Once you have completed your order, you will receive a confirmation e-mail with all the details and our welcome centre will contact you within one working day to proceed with the final step for ordering your new car.
Is it possible to add additional packages, options or accessories after submitting the online order request?
No. The C40 Recharge comes standard with a generous specification and the option to choose your exterior colour.
Do I physically have to visit the retailer to finalise the order and sign the contract?
Yes. We are working on a solution for paying online but for now, the order needs to be finalised and signed physically by you and the retailer in question.
Am I in a binding agreement after submitting the form?
No. Your data is only used to process your order request.
Can I trade in my current car?
This can be discussed together with your local retailer.
Can I place an online order request for other models and powertrains?
Yes, You can browse and purchase currently available Volvo vehicles and select the one that suits you best.
Can I book a test drive of the car?
Not at this time. The C40 Recharge is available on pre-order.
How long can I drive before I need to recharge the battery on the full electric C40 Recharge?
Your real-world range is affected by your driving style and other circumstances, such as outdoor temperature, weather, wind, topography and roads. Other factors that impact range include 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 at a comfortable temperature when you go.
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 and considerably shorter charging times at home, we recommend charging your C40
Recharge with the 3-phase 11 kW wallbox that is included with your purchase. This installation can give you approximately 7-8 hours charging time (from empty to 100 per cent), or around 50–60 km range per hour.
The standard home charging cable with a household connector is primarily an auxiliary cable. Charging an empty battery to 100 percent with this cable takes approximately 40–72 hours depending on market, at a charge rate of about 7–14 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 per cent to 80 per cent (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 10 to around 80 percent in approximately 37 minutes (or around 80-100km range in 10 minutes). Just enough time to take a rest and have a meal.
Please note: Charging times can vary and are dependent on factors such as outdoor temperature, current battery temperature, charging equipment, battery condition and car condition.
What equipment do I need to charge my pure electric C40 Recharge easily and safely at home?
The standard-fitted home charging cable is primarily designed as an auxiliary cable for household applications. For considerably faster and more convenient charging at home, we recommend installing a 3-phase 11 kW wallbox.
How much does it cost to charge the battery of the pure electric C40 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 C40 Recharge to charge at the times when the tariffs are the lowest, often at night.
Can I use the pure electric C40 Recharge for long-distance driving?
This pure electric crossover is perfectly suited for comfortable long-distance driving. And the battery’s high capacity helps you to 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 10 to 80 per cent in approximately 33 minutes (or around 80-100km range in 10 minutes) – just enough time to rest or have a meal during the trip.**
** Charging times can vary and are dependent on factors such as outdoor temperature, current battery temperature, charging equipment, battery condition and car condition.
Which is the fastest way to charge my pure electric C40 Recharge 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. So charging the battery from 10 to 80 per cent at a 150kW DC fast-charger takes only around 28 minutes.* But if needed to reach your destination or the next charging station, you can choose to charge the battery up to 100 per cent using the settings in the car’s centre display.
* Charging times can vary and are dependent on factors such as outdoor temperature, current battery temperature, charging equipment, battery condition and car condition.
How does the car help me to find the nearest charging station?
In countries where Google Maps includes charging stations, you can find public charging stations direct from the map in the car’s centre display or via a smartphone app. From here you can also select preferred charging stations and get guidance.
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.
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 designed the C40 Recharge to meet all these challenges.
Is the C40 Recharge only available as a fully electric vehicle?
What Google apps and services are built into the C40 Recharge?
The full electric C40 Recharge has Google Maps, Google Assistant and Google Play built-in.
Does the Volvo C40 Recharge have Apple CarPlay?
Yes, Apple CarPlay is standard on the pure electric C40 Recharge.*
* Apple CarPlay can only be used in combination with iPhone model 5 or later. Apple CarPlay and iPhone are trademarks of Apple Inc.
Is Digital services a subscription?
Yes, up to three years of access to the services are included. After that you can buy a continuation of the subscription if you wish to continue using all the services included.
When does the Digital services subscription start and how long does it last?
A subscription lasts up to three years. If the car is new, this period starts on the retail delivery date. The subscription is linked to the car, so in the event of the car being sold, any remaining subscription time is passed on to the next owner/user.
Is all data required to run the Digital services package included?
No. You will need to connect with your own device through Bluetooth tethering and use your personal data plan to access these services.
What is the load capacity of the pure electric C40 Recharge?
Smart battery design means all occupants have as much space as in an ordinary car. This also gives uncompromised versatility and smart storage solutions. The rear load compartment capacity is 413 litres including the compartment under the load floor. The battery encroaches on the space below the load floor, but this is to a large extent compensated by the front load compartment under the hood, which offers space for charging cables and other items you don't need so often but still want to have easily accessible if the load compartment is full.
How much can I tow with the pure electric C40 Recharge?
We believe you should be able to drive pure electric without compromising on everyday versatility. That’s why the pure electric C40 Recharge twin can tow up to 1,800kg.
What warranty does Volvo Cars have on the battery?
The Volvo Cars Warranty for the battery is eight years or 160,000km, whichever occurs first, provided that the car and battery are maintained and used in accordance with Volvo Cars’ recommendations.
How much maintenance and service is needed for the pure electric C40 Recharge?
The electric motors are sealed for life and maintenance-free. So compared to a combustion engine-propelled car, the pure electric C40 Recharge needs much less maintenance which may result in lower running costs.
Is the lifecycle carbon footprint of the full electric C40 Recharge less than an equivalent internal combustion engine vehicle?
Over the 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 only 49,000km for that point to be reached, compared with 110,000km if you use electricity generated from the global average electricity mix. 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 carbon impact of our electric vehicles and a lifecycle assessment (LCA) of the C40 Recharge can be found here.
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.
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