£49,000 *Price from
75.0 kWh *Useable Battery
245 mi *Real Range
305 Wh/mi *Efficiency
This electric vehicle is not available yetVolvo hasn't disclosed any information on the all-electric version of the XC40 yet. Strong rumours however suggest the vehicle will be introduced in 2019, with first deliveries expected in the first half of 2020. The new XC40 is developed on the CMA-platform. This platform allows for vehicles to have a fossil, hybrid or electric drivetrain. As the Polestar 2 will also utilize this platform, it is plausible that the XC40 will have a very similar drivetrain.
Please note: images shown are of the Volvo XC40 T5 PHEV.
Volvo hasn't released any specifications yet, all specifications shown with * are estimates.
Price from * £49,000
|Expected from *||March 2020|
Lease (BCH) from * £600 pcm
|Congestion Charge *||£0|
|Acceleration 0 - 62 mph *||5.0 sec|
|Top Speed *||155 mph|
|Electric Range *||245 mi|
|Total Power *||300 kW (402 hp)|
|Total Torque *||487 lb-ft|
Battery and Charging
|Battery Capacity *||78.0 kWh|
|Charge Port *||Type 2|
|Charge Power † *||11 kW AC|
|Charge Time (0->245 mi) † *||8h15m|
|Charge Speed † *||31 mph|
|Battery Useable*||75.0 kWh|
|Fastcharge Port *||CCS|
|Fastcharge Power (max) *||150 kW DC|
|Fastcharge Time (25->196 mi) *||28 min|
|Fastcharge Speed *||360 mph|
EVDB Real Range
|Range *||245 mi|
|Vehicle Consumption *||305 Wh/mi|
|CO2 Emissions||0 g/km|
|Vehicle Fuel Equivalent *||132 mpg|
Vehicle = calculated battery energy consumption used by the vehicle for propulsion and on-board systems.
NOTE: The fuel equivalency figures are shown in IMPERIAL MPG. Figures in US MPG will differ significantly.
Dimensions and Weight
|Length *||4425 mm|
|Width *||1875 mm|
|Height *||1675 mm|
|Wheelbase *||2700 mm|
|Weight Empty *||1900 kg|
|Cargo Volume||No Data|
|Cargo Volume Max||No Data|
|Towing Weight Unbraked||No Data|
|Towing Weight Braked||No Data|
|Roof Load||No Data|
|Seats *||5 people|
|Turning Circle||No Data|
|Roof Rails||No Data|
Company Car Tax Indication
Financial Year 2020-21
|BIK Tax Rate||0%|
|P11D Value from *||£52,445|
|Benefit in Kind (BIK) *||£0|
|BIK @ 20% *||£0 pcm|
|BIK @ 40% *||£0 pcm|
|BIK @ 45% *||£0 pcm|
Financial Year 2021-22
|BIK Tax Rate||1%|
|P11D Value from *||£52,445|
|Benefit in Kind (BIK) *||£524|
|BIK @ 20% *||£9 pcm|
|BIK @ 40% *||£17 pcm|
|BIK @ 45% *||£20 pcm|
Financial Year 2022-23
|BIK Tax Rate||2%|
|P11D Value from *||£52,445|
|Benefit in Kind (BIK) *||£1,049|
|BIK @ 20% *||£17 pcm|
|BIK @ 40% *||£35 pcm|
|BIK @ 45% *||£39 pcm|
Home and Destination Charging (0 -> 100%)
Charging is possible by using a regular wall plug or a charging station. Public charging is always done through a charging station. How fast the EV can charge depends on the charging station (EVSE) used and the maximum charging capacity of the EV. The table below shows all possible options for charging the Volvo XC40 Electric. Each option shows how fast the battery can be charged from empty to full.
NOTE: Volvo has not released details about the on-board charger of the XC40. The information below is based on estimatation of the most likely on-board charger.
|Type 2 (Mennekes - IEC 62196)|
|Charging Point||Max. Power||Power||Time||Rate|
|Wall Plug (2.3 kW)||230V / 1x10A||2.3 kW||38h30m||6 mph|
|1-phase 16A (3.7 kW)||230V / 1x16A||3.7 kW||24 hours||10 mph|
|1-phase 32A (7.4 kW)||230V / 1x32A||7.4 kW||12 hours||20 mph|
|3-phase 16A (11 kW)||400V / 3x16A||11 kW||8h15m||30 mph|
|3-phase 32A (22 kW)||400V / 3x16A||11 kW †||8h15m||30 mph|
† = Limited by on-board charger, vehicle cannot charge faster.
Rapid Charging (10 -> 80%)
Rapid charging enables longer journeys by adding as much range as possible in the shortest amount of time. Charging power will decrease significantly after 80% state-of-charge has been reached. A typical rapid charge therefore rarely exceeds 80% SoC. The rapid charge rate of an EV depends on the charger used and the maximum charging power the EV can handle. The table below shows all details for rapid charging the Volvo XC40 Electric.
Volvo has not released details about rapid charging the XC40. The information below is based on estimated values of the most likely rapid charging capabilities.
- Max. Power: maximum power provided by charge point
- Avg. Power: average power provided by charge point over a session from 10% to 80%
- Time: time needed to charge from 10% to 80%
- Rate: average charging speed over a session from 10% to 80%
|Combined Charging System (CCS Combo 2)|
|Charging Point||Max. Power||Avg. Power||Time||Rate|
|CCS (50 kW DC)||50 kW||50 kW||66 min||150 mph|
|CCS (100 kW DC)||100 kW||90 kW †||37 min||270 mph|
|CCS (150 kW DC)||150 kW||120 kW †||28 min||360 mph|
|CCS (175 kW DC)||150 kW †||120 kW †||28 min||360 mph|
† = Limited by charging capabilities of vehicle
Actual charging rates may differ from data shown due to factors like outside temperature, state of the battery and driving style.
All about the Volvo XC40 Electric
The Volvo XC40 Electric has an estimatedn On The Road Price (OTR) of £52,500. The OTR Price includes VAT, first year of VED, vehicle first registration fee, number plates and delivery. The Volvo XC40 Electric is eligible for a Plug-In Car Grant (PICG) of £3,500. The grant will be applied to the invoice of the car. The OTR Price including the PICG for the Volvo XC40 Electric is £49,000.
Drivetrain and Performance
The Volvo XC40 Electric is a full electric vehicle (BEV). The estimated maximum power of the Volvo XC40 Electric is 300 kW (402 hp). The estimated maximum torque is 487 lb-ft. The Volvo XC40 Electric is all wheel drive and can accelerate from 0 to 62 miles per hour in an estimated 5.0 seconds. The estimated top speed is 155 mph.
Battery and Charging
The battery of the Volvo XC40 Electric has an estimated total capacity of 78 kWh. The usable capacity is 75 kWh (estimate). An estimated range of about 245 miles is achievable on a fully charged battery. The actual range will however depend on several factors including climate, terrain, use of climate control systems and driving style.
Charging is done using a Type 2 connector and the on-board charger has a maximum power of 11 kW. This charges a fully depleted battery back to full in around 8 hours 15 minutes. However, a 3-phase grid connection is needed to achieve this. The majority of homes and charge points currently do not have this connection. In most cases the maximum charging power will be 7.4 kW, allowing for a charge time of 12 hours and a charge rate of 21 mph. Charging the car using a regular wall plug will take around 38 hours 30 minutes.
Rapid charging is possible through a CCS connection (expected). The maximum rapid charge power is 150 kW. The battery can't be charged continuously at this power. In an average rapid charge session the average charge power will be around 120 kW. This charges the battery from 10% to 80% in around 30 minutes. A rapid charge like this will add about 170 miles of range.
The estimated combined (motorway and city) energy consumption of the Volvo XC40 Electric is about 305 Wh per mile. By comparison, this energy consumption is the equivalent of a fuel consumption of 132 mpg in a traditional petrol car.
The actual energy consumption will depend on several factors including climate, terrain, use of climate control systems and driving style.
The Volvo XC40 Electric emits no CO2 during driving. This only includes direct emissions from the vehicle itself. The energy needed to charge the battery might have been (partly) generated by the use of fossil fuels. Vehicles with an internal combustion engine will always emit CO2 during driving. Additionally, CO2 is emitted during the production and transport of fossil fuels.