Volvo C40 Recharge

Battery Electric Vehicle

£51,000 *Price from

75.0 kWhUseable Battery

210 mi *Real Range

355 Wh/mi *Efficiency

This electric vehicle is not available yet

Specifications with an * are estimates.

Price from * £51,000

Availability Expected
Expected from * October 2021
Available until -

Lease (BCH) from * £625 pcm

Annual VED £0
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. Lease estimate is based on a BCH calculation excluding VAT, 6+35 months payment profile, 10,000 miles per annum, excluding optional maintenance package. For comparison only, actual lease offers can differ significantly from the indication shown.

Real Range Estimation between 150 - 310 mi

City - Cold Weather * 215 mi
Highway - Cold Weather * 150 mi
Combined - Cold Weather * 180 mi
City - Mild Weather * 310 mi
Highway - Mild Weather * 185 mi
Combined - Mild Weather * 235 mi
Indication of real-world range in several situations. Cold weather: 'worst-case' based on -10°C and use of heating. Mild weather: 'best-case' based on 23°C and no use of A/C. The actual range will depend on speed, style of driving, weather and route conditions.

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Performance

Acceleration 0 - 62 mph 4.7 sec
Top Speed 112 mph
Electric Range * 210 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
Port Location Left Side - Rear
Charge Power † 11 kW AC
Charge Time (0->210 mi) † 8h15m
Charge Speed † 26 mph
Battery Useable 75.0 kWh
Fastcharge Port CCS
FC Port Location Left Side - Rear
Fastcharge Power (max) 151 kW DC
Fastcharge Time (21->168 mi) 32 min
Fastcharge Speed 270 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 18 mph.

Energy Consumption

EVDB Real Range

Range * 210 mi
Vehicle Consumption * 355 Wh/mi
CO2 Emissions 0 g/km
Vehicle Fuel Equivalent * 113 mpg

WLTP Ratings

Range 261 mi
Rated Consumption 380 Wh/mi
Vehicle Consumption 285 Wh/mi
CO2 Emissions 0 g/km
Rated Fuel Equivalent 106 mpg
Vehicle Fuel Equivalent 141 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.

Real Energy Consumption Estimation between 240 - 500 Wh/mi

City - Cold Weather * 345 Wh/mi
Highway - Cold Weather * 500 Wh/mi
Combined - Cold Weather * 415 Wh/mi
City - Mild Weather * 240 Wh/mi
Highway - Mild Weather * 405 Wh/mi
Combined - Mild Weather * 315 Wh/mi
Indication of real-world energy use in several situations. Cold weather: 'worst-case' based on -10°C and use of heating. Mild weather: 'best-case' based on 23°C and no use of A/C. The energy use will depend on speed, style of driving, climate and route conditions.

Dimensions and Weight

Length 4431 mm
Width 1873 mm
Width with mirrors 2034 mm
Height 1596 mm
Wheelbase 2702 mm
Weight Unladen (EU) 2202 kg
Gross Vehicle Weight (GVWR) 2620 kg
Max. Payload 493 kg
Cargo Volume 419 L
Cargo Volume Max 1205 L
Cargo Volume Frunk 31 L
Roof Load 75 kg
Tow Hitch Possible Yes
Towing Weight Unbraked 750 kg
Towing Weight Braked 1800 kg
Vertical Load Max 100 kg

Miscellaneous

Seats 5 people
Isofix Yes, 2 seats
Turning Circle 11.4 m
Platform Volvo CMA
Car Body SUV
Segment Small Family Car
Roof Rails Yes
EV Dedicated Platform No

Company Car Tax Indication

Financial Year 2022-23

BIK Tax Rate 2%
P11D Value from * £50,945
Benefit in Kind (BIK) * £1,019
BIK @ 20% * £17 pcm
BIK @ 40% * £34 pcm
BIK @ 45% * £38 pcm

Financial Year 2023-24

BIK Tax Rate 2%
P11D Value from * £50,945
Benefit in Kind (BIK) * £1,019
BIK @ 20% * £17 pcm
BIK @ 40% * £34 pcm
BIK @ 45% * £38 pcm

Financial Year 2024-25

BIK Tax Rate 2%
P11D Value from * £50,945
Benefit in Kind (BIK) * £1,019
BIK @ 20% * £17 pcm
BIK @ 40% * £34 pcm
BIK @ 45% * £38 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.

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Range comparision based on electric range only. Rapid charging comparison based on rapid charge rate. Comparisons can be based on estimates.

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 C40 Recharge. Each option shows how fast the battery can be charged from empty to full.

Type 2 (Mennekes - IEC 62196)
Charging Point Max. Power Power Time Rate
Wall Plug (2.3 kW) 230V / 1x10A 2.3 kW 38h30m 5 mph
1-phase 16A (3.7 kW) 230V / 1x16A 3.7 kW 24 hours 9 mph
1-phase 32A (7.4 kW) 230V / 1x32A 7.4 kW 12 hours 18 mph
3-phase 16A (11 kW) 400V / 3x16A 11 kW 8h15m 25 mph
3-phase 32A (22 kW) 400V / 3x16A 11 kW † 8h15m 25 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 C40 Recharge.

  • 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 45 kW † 74 min 110 mph
CCS (100 kW DC) 100 kW 80 kW † 41 min 210 mph
CCS (150 kW DC) 150 kW 100 kW † 33 min 260 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 C40 Recharge

Pricing

The Volvo C40 Recharge has an estimated On The Road Price (OTR) of £51,000. The OTR Price includes VAT, first year of VED, vehicle first registration fee, number plates and delivery.

Drivetrain and Performance

The Volvo C40 Recharge is a full electric vehicle (BEV). The maximum power of the Volvo C40 Recharge is 300 kW (402 hp). The maximum torque is 487 lb-ft. The Volvo C40 Recharge is all wheel drive and can accelerate from 0 to 62 miles per hour in 4.7 seconds. The top speed is 112 mph.

Battery and Charging

The battery of the Volvo C40 Recharge has a total capacity of 78 kWh. The usable capacity is 75 kWh. An estimated range of about 210 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.

For example: sustaining high speeds in cold weather could result in a range of around 150 mi. However, driving at low speeds in mild weather will increase the range to around 310 mi.

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 18 mph. Charging the car using a regular wall plug will take around 38 hours 30 minutes.

Rapid charging is possible through a CCS connection. The maximum rapid charge power is 151 kW. The battery can't be charged continuously at this power. In an average rapid charge session the average charge power will be around 105 kW. This charges the battery from 10% to 80% in around 35 minutes. A rapid charge like this will add about 145 miles of range.

Energy Consumption

The estimated combined (motorway and city) energy consumption of the Volvo C40 Recharge is about 355 Wh per mile. By comparison, this energy consumption is the equivalent of a fuel consumption of 113 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. For example: sustaining high speeds in cold weather could result in an energy use of around 500 Wh per mile. However, driving at low speeds in mild weather will increase the efficiency to about 240 Wh per mile.

CO2 Emission

The Volvo C40 Recharge 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.

More information from Volvo

The link below will open the page of the C40 on the official Volvo site.

Go to the C40 on the official Volvo website.