Charging the Volvo XC40 Recharge Pure

Everything driver's need to know about the Volvo XC40 Recharge Pure

The Volvo XC40 Recharge Pure, the electric version of the gasoline-powered XC40, is the first fully electric vehicle marketed as a Volvo. With two electric motors that deliver 486 lb-ft of torque, an impressive 402 horsepower, and 233 miles of electric range, the XC40 Recharge is a serious contender in the electric SUV space. With a similar design to its gasoline-powered counterpart, the XC40 Recharge has a luxurious look and feel with many desirable safety and convenience features.


The Volvo XC40 Recharge Pure comes in three trim levels: Twin ($51,700), Twin Plus ($55,300), and Twin Ultimate ($58,150). Regardless of trim level, all models come standard with all-wheel drive due to their two electric motors – one driving the front wheels, and the second powering the rears. The Twin Plus trim includes features such as a hands-free liftgate, 19-inch wheels, LED headlights, taillights, and fog lights. Meanwhile, the Twin Ultimate includes 20-inch wheels, automatic high-beam headlights, a Harman/Kardon stereo system, adaptive cruise control, and a semi-autonomous driving mode.


Like many other EVs, the XC40 Recharge Pure has a small front trunk or “frunk” area which can hold several small bags. In terms of tech, the XC40 Recharge provides a new generation of software developed in conjunction with Google's Android Automotive. The XC40 Recharge Pure's cousin, the Polestar 2, also has this infotainment system, which will eventually allow connectivity for both Android and Apple devices.

Charging the Volvo XC40 Recharge Pure

According to the EPA, the Volvo XC40 Recharge has about 223 miles of electric range when fully charged. To combat range anxiety and preserve battery life, Volvo recommends AC charging the battery up to 90 percent capacity for typical daily driving and avoiding letting the charge fall below 20 percent. The 75 kWh battery in this electric SUV allows for 223 miles of range, which is plenty for your daily commute and then some. This range allows the XC40 Recharge to compete with the Audi e-tron and the Jaguar I-Pace, but it loses out to the Tesla Model Y, which allows for more than 300 miles per charge.


To take full advantage of fast home charging, XC40 Recharge owners will want to install a 48-amp home EV charger, such as the JuiceBox 48®, which has a standard J1772 plug that works with any electric vehicle on the market.


For longer road trips, drivers can use DC fast chargers to charge the XC40 Recharge Twin from 10% to 80% in around 37 minutes.

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Volvo XC40 Recharge Pure charging times & range

Make & model
Charge rate
Battery size
Charge time on Leve 1
Charge time with JuiceBox 48
Electric range
2020-2022 Volvo XC40 Recharge
11 kW
75 kWh
40 hours
8 hours
223 miles
2023-Present Volvo XC40 Recharge Standard Range
11 kW
75 kWh
40 hours
8 hours
240 miles
2023-Present Volvo XC40 Recharge Extended Range
11 kW
82 kWh
57 hours
8.5 hours
270 miles

DC fast charging: CCS Combo

The Volvo XC40 Recharge's 400-volt system can handle charging speeds of 150 kW with a 2023 update increasing speeds to 200 kW. Whether you're charging at an Enel X Way 175 kW or one of our modular 100-350 kW DC fast chargers, the Volvo XC40 Recharge is capable of fast charging from 10% to 80% in less than 40 minutes for 2022 models and 28 minutes for the upcoming 2023 models.


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