Volvo XC40 Electric

Battery Electric Vehicle

£49,000 *Price from

75.0 kWh *Useable Battery

245 mi *Real Range

305 Wh/mi *Efficiency

This electric vehicle is not available yet

Volvo 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

Availability Expected
Expected from * March 2020
Available until -

Lease (BCH) from * £600 pcm

Annual VED £320
Congestion Charge * £0
Insurance Group N/A
Price shown is an estimated On The Road Price: it includes VAT, first year VED, vehicle first registration fee, number plates and delivery. The price also includes the Plug-In Car Grant of £3500. Leasing indication is based on BCH calculation excluding VAT, 6+35 months duration, 10000 annual mileage and excluding maintenance. For comparison only, actual lease offers can differ significantly from the indication shown.

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Performance

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
Drive * AWD

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
† This can only be achieved using a 3-phase grid connection. The majority of homes and charge points do not have this connection. In practice charge power will often be 7.4 kW, allowing for a charge time of 12 hours and a charge speed of 21 mph.

Energy Consumption

EVDB Real Range

Range * 245 mi
Vehicle Consumption * 305 Wh/mi
CO2 Emissions 0 g/km
Vehicle Fuel Equivalent * 132 mpg
Rated = official figures as published by manufacturer. Rated consumption and fuel equivalency figures include charging losses.
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

Miscellaneous

Seats * 5 people
Isofix No Data
Turning Circle No Data
Car Body SUV
Segment Mid-Size SUV
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
* = estimated value. Average energy consumption and range based on moderate drive style and climate. Real-life values may differ significantly. Pricing information might not be actual for some regions. No rights can be derived from the information on this site.

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.

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All about the Volvo XC40 Electric

Pricing

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.

Energy Consumption

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.

CO2 Emission

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.