How Long Does It Take To Charge A Volvo XC40 Recharge?

If you have your eye on the new Volvo XC40 Recharge, you're likely interested in charging time details and other important updates for the newest version of this award-winning electric SUV. Whether you're experienced with electric vehicles (EVs) or are new to these cars, we know that many technical terms can be a little intimidating at first. We'll cover the essential EV vocabulary and take a closer look at the benefits of owning a Volvo XC40 Recharge.

Volvo XC40 Recharge Charging Time Terminology

The key technical terms associated with the Volvo XC40 Recharge can take some getting used to. So let's take a minute to identify the basics and see how they impact your vehicle and EV ownership experience:

  • J-Plug - This term has become common slang for the Volvo XC40 Recharge plug type, formally known as the J1772 plug. It features five pins that almost resemble a happy face. This is a fitting symbol to keep in mind - an emission-free future is something to feel great about.
  • Kilowatt (kW) - This term refers to the speed of power flow from your vehicle as well as into it. This dual definition makes the kilowatt a little confusing. Kilowatts can be understood as horsepower when related to your battery or simply as the charge rate when gaining energy from a charge point. In other words, the kW can be seen as the size of your engine or a piece of understanding your Volvo XC40 charge rate.
  • Kilowatt Hour (kWh) - This term refers to your rate of charge over time. If you charge a small battery 20 kW (your amount of electrical power) in an hour, then you'll have done so at 20 kWh. Then, if you use 5 kW in an hour of operation, the battery will last four hours under those circumstances. Your 2023 Volvo XC40 Recharge's pure electric battery charge time is affected in large part by the kW capacity of the charging station.
  • Level 2 Charging - Currently, there are three levels of charging. Level 1 is home charging at 110 volts. Level 2 charging occurs mainly at public locations at 240 volts, although you can get one of these setups installed in private residences. Level 3 charging is at 440 volts and above. These offer the fastest Volvo XC40 Recharge charge time and are often referred to as fast-charging stations.

Optimizing Your Volvo XC40 Recharge Charging Time

One of the nicest features of the Volvo Cars App is the ability to specify when your vehicle should charge. Therefore, if you'd like to save as much as possible when home-charging, you can do so during off-peak hours. You can automate your Volvo XC40 Recharge charge rate right from the app. This means that when you're watching a movie with your family, you won't have to worry about constantly checking on the charging process.

Another point to keep in mind with respect to your Volvo XC40 Recharge charging time is the wide availability of public charging stations. Currently, 56% of the public charging stations in our area are available to use at no cost to you. Some of them might have a one- or two-hour time limit, however, so be sure to read all posted signs. These Level 2 charging stations can also be used on plug-in hybrid models such as the Volvo XC60 hybrid.

Volvo XC40 Charging Time

Volvo XC40 Charging Time & Vehicle Specs

Your Volvo XC40 Recharge operates on a dual-motor powertrain supported by a 75-kW lithium-ion battery. This power rating is comparable to a twin-turbo V-6 engine. No surprise there, as the Volvo XC40 Recharge offers you 402 horsepower and 486 pound-feet of torque.

This year's model sees a notable jump in capabilities with a new EPA-estimated range of 223 miles on a single charge.1 Additionally, the Volvo XC40 Recharge can go from nearly depleted to about 80% fully charged in under 40 minutes at a 150-kW DC fast charger.

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The Volvo XC40 Recharge is a great investment for your family. Its quick charging times allow you to make cross-country trips, hopping from fast charger to fast charger. For daily life, the Volvo XC40 Recharge range allows you to take the kids to school, head to the gym, meet a friend for lunch, grab groceries, and pick the children up, all without spending a dime on gasoline.

Curious about how all this works? Come in for a demonstration and the full list of benefits when you decide to go all-electric. If you're not quite ready to give up gasoline completely, there are other great Volvo options out there. Check out all our Volvo hybrid cars for sale - they come with enough all-electric range to get your errands done around town.

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2023 Volvo XC40 Recharge Pure Electric FAQs

So now that you've charged up your EV vocabulary and know a little more about what makes the Volvo XC40 Recharge move, let's summarize some key questions drivers ask about Volvo XC40 Recharge charging time.

How long does it take to charge a Volvo XC40 Recharge?

Your Volvo XC40 Recharge's time to charge depends on the rate of your charging source. At a 7-kW DC charger, you'll top up your battery in about eight hours (approximately 30 miles of charge per hour). On the other end of the spectrum, a 150-kW rapid charger can take you to 80% in less than 40 minutes (about 180 miles of driving).2

What is the real-world range of the Volvo XC40?

Currently, the EPA estimates that you can go 223 miles on a single charge in your Volvo XC40 Recharge.1 This is a great indicator of what you can expect to get out of your Volvo XC40 Recharge when driving in ideal conditions. However, conditions such as weather, towing, feature usage, vehicle condition, and your driving habits can impact the range estimate.

What is the charge port type of the Volvo XC40 Recharge?

The Volvo XC40 Recharge uses a J1772 type of connector for charging purposes. This connector, sometimes referred to as a "J-plug," is what you'll use to connect to a charging source. A J-plug can come from a DC public charging station or start as a conventional 110-V outlet plug with a built-in inverter midway to the charging end of the cord.

1This is an electric vehicle. Since electricity is notmeasured in gallons, a conversion factor is used to translate the fueleconomy into miles per gallon of gasoline equivalent (MPGe). EPA-estimated 85 city/72 highway/ 79 combined MPGe. Use for comparison purposes only.Your MPGe will vary for many reasons, including but not limited to,driving conditions, how and where you drive, how you maintain yourvehicle, battery-package/condition, and other factors. See

2Charging 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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