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

This page will cover Volvo XC40 Recharge charging time details and other important updates for the newest version of this award-winning electric SUV. Whether you're experienced with EVs or are new to these vehicles, we know that many technical terms can be confusing. We'll cover some of the essential EV vocabulary, and we'll also tell you about a surprise benefit that comes with owning a Volvo XC40 Recharge.

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Volvo XC40 Recharge Charging Time Terminology

All of the technical terms associated with theVolvo XC40 Recharge cantake some getting used to. So let's take a minute to identify key terms andsee how they impact your vehicle and EV ownership experience:


  • A J-Plug - This term has become common slang for the Volvo XC40Recharge plug type, formally known as the J-1772 plug. If you look at it,it's got five pins that almost resemble a happy face. This can be symbolicsince an emission-free future is something to feel great about.
  • Kilowatt (kW) - This term refers to the speed of power flow from yourvehicle, as well as into it. This dual-definition makes the kilowatt alittle confusing. Kilowatts can be understood as horsepower when related toyour battery or simply the rate of charge when gaining energy from a chargepoint. In other words, the kW can be seen as the size of your engine or apiece to understanding your Volvo XC40 charge rate.
  • Kilowatt Hour (kWh) - This term refers to your rate of charge overtime. If you charge 20 kW (your amount of electrical power) in an hour, thenyou'll have done so at 20 kWh. The concept is similar to understanding milesper hour (miles as the amount, over time traveled, gives you mph). Your 2022Volvo XC40 Recharge pure electric battery charge time is affected mainly bythe 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 atpublic locations at 220 volts, although you can get one of these setupsinstalled in private residences. Level-3 charging is at 440 volts and above.These offer the fastest Volvo XC40 Recharge charge time.

Optimizing Your Volvo XC40 Recharge Charging Time

One of the nicest features of the Volvo On Call app is the ability tospecify when your vehicle should charge. Therefore, if you'd like to save asmuch 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, as you are watching a movie with your family, it can alsobe your Volvo XC40 Recharge time to charge.

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


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Volvo XC40 Charging Time & Vehicle Specs


Your Volvo XC40 Recharge operates on a dual-motor powertrain supportedby a 75-kW lithium-ion battery. This power rating is akin to a bi-turboV-6 engine. No surprise there, as the Volvo XC40 Recharge offers you 402horsepower.

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

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2022 Volvo XC40 Recharge Pure Electric FAQs

So now that you've charged up your EV vocabulary and know a little moreabout what makes the Volvo XC40 Recharge move, let's summarize some keystats in the form of FAQs about Volvo XC40 Recharge charging time.

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

That all 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 ofcharge per hour). On the other end of the spectrum, a 150-kW rapid chargercan take you to 80% in less than 40 minutes (about 180 miles of driving).

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

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

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

The Volvo XC40 Recharge uses a J-1772 type connector for charging purposes.This connector, sometimes referred to as a "J-plug," is what you'll use toconnect a charging source to your vehicle. A J-plug can come from a DCpublic charging station or start as a conventional 110-V outlet plug with abuilt-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-estimated85 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. Seewww.fueleconomy.gov