Recharged. Not redesigned. The slogan used by Volvo Cars to announce their first pure electric vehicle sums up everything that is exciting about the new XC40. Designed to give you the best experience on the road now, and to help protect your future. Introducing the pure electric XC40 Recharge.

Is the Pure Electric XC40 Recharge worth it?

No concrete price has been set for the XC40 Recharge, but with it being Volvo’s first pure electric car the worth of the vehicle will reflect its effect on the environment. The XC40 has dual electric motors at the front and rear, and with 408bhp and a 0-62mph time of 4.9 seconds, the drive of this Volvo is one for the purists. Fast take-offs, all-wheel drive stability and smooth, linear acceleration at all speeds means in close to silence and with zero emissions the XC40 Recharge is the car to take driving forward. A car that seamlessly follows your intentions without compromising sustainability.

A 78kWh battery is what powers the XC40 Recharge, with a projected range of over 400km/200 miles.* You barely have to charge your vehicle that often, and when you do it can fast-charge from 10 to 80% in around 40 minutes.**

How is the Pure Electric XC40 Recharge better for the environment?

It’s in the name – pure electric. When you’re driving your XC40 Recharge you are emitting no tailpipe emissions at all. No carbon dioxide. No particles. No nitrogen oxide. The reasoning behind then design of the XC40 Recharge is to reduce environment 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.

What features does the Pure Electric XC40 Recharge have?

First and foremost is the use of a very particular piece of technology, the smartphone. The XC40 Recharge has embedded Google services, meaning you get the reliable Google Maps navigation functions as well as the supremely helpful Goggle Assistant voice-control. Apps from the Google Play Store are integrated into your car with ease, keeping your car connected.

Volvo Cars have also taken into account the travellers of the globe, making the pure electric XC40 Recharge stocked full with 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.

Referring back to the drive the XC40 Recharge gives its owner, Pilot Assist is in place to keep a set speed and distance to vehicles in front while controlling the steering to keep you centred 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.

The Blind Spot Information with Steer Assist keeps you, the driver, informed of what’s going on during your drive. If you attempt to switch lanes and there’s a vehicle in your blind spot, the Steer Assist will gently steer you back into your lane. Technology is on your side, and you’re in control.

The importance of vehicle safety when you’re away from your pure electric XC40 recharge is just as important as the safety when driving. 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.

Key information at a glance

  • Model: Pure Electric XC40 Recharge
  • Price: TBC
  • Engine: Dual Electric Motors, 78kWh Battery
  • Power/torque: 408bhp/487Nm
  • Transmission: ~
  • 0-62mph: 4.9
  • Top speed: 112mph
  • Economy/CO2: ~
  • On sale: Late 2020

Interested in learning more about this model or requesting a test drive from one of our Volvo Cars Cardiff experts? Enquire or call us today!

*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.