Unplug and play.

Our First Pure Electric SUV


Assisted safety. Intuitive comfort. Technology on your terms.

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Pure Power

We designed the XC40 Recharge Pure Electric to give you the best experience on the road now, and to protect your future.




Long range


~80% charged


Pure power

Your way

A true urban SUV. Seamlessly connected. Fit for the way you live. It's an XC40 Recharge Pure Electric, recharged to be your most personal driving experience.

Feel good

The XC40 Recharge Pure Electric is a carbon emission-free yet powerful driving experience. Made for you, and the world we share.

Play safe

Experience a compact pure electric SUV that supports and helps protect what's important. So you can stay safer and enjoy the ride.

Available in 8 Colors

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Pure power

402 hp. 0-60 mph in 4.7 sec. 2,000 lb towing. No carbon emissions while driving. With the XC40 Recharge Pure Electric, you don't have to compromise anymore to drive in a more sustainable way.

Unplug and play

A large 78 kWh battery with a projected range above 200 miles* So you don't have to charge it often. And when needed, it can fast-charge from 10 to 80% in approximately 40 minutes**

Stay in sync

Google Maps. Google Assistant. Google Play Store. All of it's embedded. Even without your phone, you'll always stay connected on the go.

A place for everything

Loads of smart storage for water bottles, gym bags, phones, laptops and more. Including a front compartment for your charging cables. There's a place for every thing - with thoughtful solutions to make your busy life less complicated.

Your digital multi-tool

The Volvo On Call app lets you share the XC40 Recharge Pure Electric with friends or family remotely. Also use it to view the car's charging status, heat or cool your car with remote start, lock or unlock your car, and more.

Sharing is caring

Car Sharing comes standard. Invite a friend via your phone, and share your car remotely for a set period. Some things are simply too good to keep for yourself.

What do you want to know about the XC40 Recharge Pure Electric?

How long can I drive before I need to recharge the battery?

The battery has a nominal capacity of 78 kWh. A fully-charged battery gives you a projected range above 200 miles* at mixed driving before you need to recharge. But your real-world range is also affected by your driving style and other circumstances such as outdoor temperature, weather, wind, topography and roads. Other factors that impact range are how much electricity you use for car functions such as heating and cooling of the car. One way to improve range, is to pre-condition your car during charging. You can also add a heat pump that saves valuable energy.

But on a daily basis, you will probably charge the battery whenever the car is parked where charging is possible - be it at home, at work or in the city. So range should not be an issue for everyday driving provided that you have good access to charging.

*THIS IS NOT BASED ON EPA TESTING. 200-mile combined driving range rating. Based on EU WLTP testing under controlled conditions for a new vehicle. Your range will vary depending on driving conditions, how you drive and maintain your vehicle, battery-package/condition, and other factors. **Fast charging DC up to 150 kW. Charging times will vary and are dependent on factors such as outdoor temperature, current battery temperature, charging equipment, battery condition and car condition.

What charging times can I expect when recharging at home?

The charging time for the upcoming XC40 Recharge Pure Electric depends on the charging equipment you use and the electric installation at home. The standard charging cable with a household connector is primarily an auxiliary cable and not recommended for regular charging. Charging an empty battery to 80% with this cable takes approximately 24 hours depending on market. For regular and considerably shorter charging times at home, we recommend you use 3.5 kW or 11 kW charging cables. These cables give charging times of approximately 18.5-5.5 hours respectively. But for the most efficient and integrated home charging solution, we recommend the Volvo Cars Wallbox. This powerful 11 kW, 32A installation will give you approximately 5.5 hours charging time (from empty to 80%) or 35 mile range per hour. More information on purchasing the Volvo Cars Wallbox and arranging in home installation will be available shortly. When charging at stations outside your home, the most probable situations are that you will top off the battery during shorter periods of time, for example from 40% to 80% (11 kW AC gives around 35 mile range per hour). And on longer trips, you may charge the car using fast-charging DC stations. At a 150 kW DC charging station you can charge the battery from 10% to around 80% in approximately 40 minutes (or around 50 miles range in 10 minutes). Just enough time to take a rest and have a meal. Please note: Charging times will vary and are dependent on factors such as outdoor temperature, current battery temperature, charging equipment, battery condition and car condition.

How much does it cost to charge the battery of the XC40 Recharge Pure Electric?

The cost for electricity varies depending on local conditions, but the cost can be lower compared to gasoline. The typically lower operating cost is also one of several reasons to switch to an electric car. And for even lower costs, you can can arrange for charging when energy rates are the lowest, often at night.

Can the battery be replaced?

If the battery needs to be replaced, this can be done just like any other technical part of the car.

How much can I tow with the XC40 Recharge Pure Electric?

We believe you should be able to drive pure electric without compromising on everyday versatility. That's why the XC40 Recharge Pure Electric allows towing up to 2,000 lb.

Discover The All-New Volvo XC40 ReCharge In Palo Alto

The wait is finally over! The all-new Volvo XC40 Recharge is here. The XC40 Recharge is based on the gasoline-powered Volvo XC40 SUV. However, the XC40 Recharge is driven by two electric motors, which put out a total of 402HP-designed to compete in the ever-growing all-electric SUV segment, the Volvo XC40 is an excellent entry into the segment. It is a worthy competitor for the Mercedes Benz EQC and the Tesla Model Y.


The Volvo XC40 Recharge boasts a nominal battery capacity of 78kWh. The fully charged battery offers a range of up to 208 miles of mixed driving. Thanks to the twin electric motors, the XC40 Recharge offers impressive response and immediate torque delivery. One of the electric motors is mounted in the front and drives the front wheels, while the other is mounted in the rear and drives the rear wheels. This effectively gives the XC40 Recharge full-time all-wheel drive in Mountain View.

Further, the XC40 Recharge features an aggressive regenerative braking system. This system is ideal and convenient for the Recharge as it allows single-pedal driving. All this is available with zero tailpipe emissions.

In addition, the XC40 Recharge offers Menlo Park drivers a fast charging option. This allows the XC40 Recharge to easily fast charge from zero to 80% in just 40 minutes. Furthermore, this feature is compatible with DC fast-charging outlets and home chargers through the standard 240-Volt outlet.


The Volvo XC40 Recharge is a bold and expressive SUV. It boasts a creative exterior with soft colors that allow you to express yourself subtly without blending into the loud crowd in the city. The XC40 Recharge has an exterior height of 65.3-inches, a length of 174.2-inches, a width of 80.1-inches, and a wheelbase of 106.4-inches. The interior is quite plush and spacious, borrowing extensively from its gasoline-powered sibling, the XC40 SUV.

However, the impressive interior design does not reduce functionality. The XC40 Recharge offers Redwood City drivers comfortable and ergonomic seating support for both the driver and passenger seats. The front and rear seats get 39.0-inches and 39.1-inches of headroom, respectively.

The legroom is just as ample, with 40.9-inches in the front and 36.1-inches in the rear. However, this is not the most impressive feature. The cargo capacity of the XC40 Recharge is remarkable. It can stow up to 57.5 cubic feet of cargo-the same as its gasoline-powered sibling. Further, the XC40 Recharge features intuitive and inventive cargo stowage features. These include a glovebox-attached hook that carries takeout bags, a removable garbage bin, and a cargo bay divider.


Volvo has a long and proud history of manufacturing the safest passenger vehicles in the world. The XC40 Recharge is no exception. It comes fitted with a plethora of advanced active and passive safety features to ensure maximum safety for the passengers.

These features include standard automated emergency braking, adaptive cruise control as well as pedestrian and cyclist detection. Other standard features include lane-departure warning, lane-keeping assist, and a semi-autonomous driving mode.

The XC40 Recharge is constructed using a state-of-the-art body structure designed to protect all the occupants in the event of a collision. It also incorporates an advanced battery safety cage to protect the large battery in different types of crashes.

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All in all, the 2021 Volvo XC40 Recharge is an impressive all-round vehicle. Its intuitive design and remarkable driving range make it a suitable choice for day-to-day driving. The fast charging option ensures minimal stop time when making more extended trips. For more information on the 2021 XC40 Recharge and its availability, do not hesitate to contact us here at Volvo Cars Palo Alto. You can also schedule a test drive to experience and enjoy this fantastic electric SUV.