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FutureStarrVolvo XC40 Recharge and C40 Recharge Get Big Range
Volvo's first electric car offers impressive performance capabilities and fuel savings, as well as a comfortable cabin and plenty of features.
The Volvo XC40 Recharge is a stylish and well-built SUV with 259 miles of range. Additionally, it comes equipped with Volvo's 'Volvo On Call' app for full connected car tech support.
The Volvo XC40 Recharge and C40 Recharge boast impressive range thanks to two electric motors that generate 402 horsepower - more than enough for any SUV. Furthermore, its 78 kWh battery pack is located under the floor, saving both passenger and cargo space at no extra cost.
Additionally, this battery helps lower the center of gravity for improved stability and comfort. What's more, with this powerful motor, the XC40 Recharge can reach top speeds of 180 miles per hour - an incredible feat for a vehicle of its size!
However, the battery may be a bit heavy at 2,220 pounds (100 pounds more than the Polestar 2 and only half a ton more than an ICE-powered XC40), but that still provides plenty of power for an all-electric SUV.
The Volvo XC40 Recharge can travel up to 400 kilometers on a single charge under the WLTP standard, more than double its EPA-estimated mileage of 200 miles. While it may not quite match up to Tesla Model 3's 358-mile maximum range or Audi Q4 E-Tron's 241 mile range, it comes closer than you might think.
Furthermore, finding a public charger for the Volvo XC40 Recharge or C40 Recharge is becoming increasingly easy due to their availability in more and more locations. All that's required is that you have an account with the charging station you plan on using, and then you should be good to go.
To maximize your car's performance, it's essential to establish a habit of charging regularly and monitoring battery status. Utilizing an appropriate charging schedule can help extend driving range but remember that battery life varies based on driving conditions and climate.
In the US, the base MSRP for the XC40 Recharge P8 is $53,990 - just under $1,000 less than a Tesla Model Y Performance and about $1,000 more than a Mustang Mach-E. Plus, that's before taking into account Federal Tax Credits that help lower overall cost, making these electric vehicles even more appealing than before.
According to the EPA, the Volvo XC40 Recharge and C40 Recharge offer a range per charge of 208 miles, which puts them on par with other electric cars such as Audi e-Tron or Jaguar I-Pace. Unfortunately, they fall short of Tesla Model Y's 300 mile battery range on a single charge.
The Volvo XC40 Recharge offers impressive range with its 75 kWh battery pack and dual electric motors that produce 402 horsepower and 486 lb-ft of torque. That power allows it to accelerate from zero to 60 miles per hour in only 4.7 seconds - only 0.2 seconds slower than its Polestar 2 counterpart.
For a speedy charge, Volvo public chargers that support Level 2 and 3 charging can be used. Charging times vary by network and type of charger, but with an 150 kW fast charger you should be able to get a full charge in about 40 minutes.
If you're planning a long road trip, the XC40 Recharge can be charged overnight at home with a 240-volt charger like the ChargePoint Home Flex. This faster charging option adds up to 74 miles of range per hour, plus you have the flexibility to schedule when it takes place.
Charging your Volvo XC40 Recharge is a cinch, as there are plenty of public charging stations across the country that offer free service and often connect multiple cars to one station. Alternatively, you can purchase an electric vehicle charger from a nearby retailer and have it delivered right to your home.
When charging your XC40 Recharge, there are a few things to remember. Always use the EPA recommended charger for optimal results and always check the charge level before driving.
Additionally, the Volvo XC40 Recharge is equipped with a car sharing app that makes it simple to grant friends or work colleagues access to your vehicle through a digital key shared on the VOLVO on Call app. This makes sharing your Volvo even simpler while reducing its carbon footprint.
Both SUVs feature a 78 kWh lithium-ion battery that can provide you with up to 225 miles on one charge, depending on how you drive and the road conditions you encounter. That is an impressive distance, but mileage may vary based on driving style and conditions encountered.
At a public DC fast charger, your Volvo XC40 Recharge or C40 Recharge can be recharged from nearly depleted to fully charged in just 40 minutes. That's enough time for driving long distances without worry; plus, with the Volvo Cars app you can automate your charging rate so that your battery remains at full capacity at all times.
The XC40 Recharge utilizes two electric motors and a 75 kW lithium-ion battery to generate an impressive 402 horsepower. You won't find this much power in a gasoline car, making it great for your comfort as well.
Driving the XC40 Recharge, its electric motors roar to life with a satisfying roar. This is quite an improvement from the normally restrained sound of the XC40 and feels much like driving a Tesla Model 3 in terms of performance.
But it's not just about range and power; the XC40 Recharge is also incredibly comfortable to drive and offers an impressive sense of control. The electric powertrain achieves an impressive 0-62mph time of just 4.9 seconds, allowing the car to accelerate with ease.
In addition to its efficient and secure electric powertrain, the XC40 Recharge is also an aesthetically pleasing vehicle. Its minimalist design allows it to blend in with other cars while offering a spacious boot for all of your gear.
Although the XC40 Recharge isn't as efficient as some of our other all-electric models, it still provides a safe and dependable alternative to traditional gas vehicles. According to the EPA, this compact electric SUV should deliver an EPA rating of 208 miles; however, that distance falls far short of Polestar 2's 233 mile rating so you should weigh whether range is important to you before making your purchase.
The Volvo XC40 Recharge and C40 Recharge offer impressive range for plug-in electric cars, thanks to their high power density 78 kWh battery as well as their powerful regenerative braking system that allows them to slow down quickly.
Fuel savings and reduced CO2 emissions are possible thanks to this innovative system, enabling you to charge your vehicle from any outlet while still using all of its full capacity.
You have the option of slow, fast or rapid charging depending on your network and charger type. Furthermore, you can automate your charge rate so you won't have to worry about it while traveling.
For instance, you can tell the app when you're home and when a quick charge is necessary. It will then suggest which charging station to use and provide you with the appropriate level of energy.
However, it's essential to remember that the kW capacity of your charging station determines how long it takes for your battery to get fully charged. The lower its kW capacity, the shorter your battery will last at full charge - even if you don't use it all that frequently.
Another factor to take into account when charging is the battery temperature. Cold batteries require longer time for charging than those with warm temperatures.
Temperature can also have an impact on how fast you charge. When temperatures are high, the battery can absorb more energy from a charging point and charge faster.
When charging your battery, the amount of kW rate necessary depends on its size and how it's being charged. Larger batteries typically need more power than smaller ones when charged simultaneously.
In general, a fast charging session will boost the battery from 10% to 80% in 30 minutes - enough for an additional 140 miles of driving range.