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Contemporary, Powerful and a Thrill to Drive…The Volvo XC40 Recharge

Few automakers have a reputation like Volvo. Traditionally known for quality, safety, and premium features, Volvo leads the charge when it comes to understated luxury. Rumour has it that once you own a Volvo, you will never drive anything else. With a solid lineup of emission-free vehicles, there is no reason to look elsewhere.

The Volvo XC40 Recharge will not disappoint even the most diehard Volvo fan. It is a 5-seater, all-electric crossover/SUV and comes in three trims: Core, Plus and Ultimate. All trims come with standard all-wheel drive and provide a healthy dose of premium tech and driver assistance features. Thoughtfully designed and super fun to drive, the Volvo XC40 Recharge is one of the best EVs on the road.

Power and Performance

The Recharge is built with two 150-kW electric motors – one on each axle – giving a total battery power of 300-kW. As you can imagine, this combo delivers a crazy powerful 402 horsepower and 487 lb-ft of torque. It is fast off the line going 0-100 km in just 4.9 seconds, and makes zipping through city traffic or passing on the highway feel almost effortless.

Despite all the muscle in this EV, it is super quiet and easy to regulate on the throttle. It’s one of those superpowers that Volvo has, creating powerful vehicles with a gentleness that’s less “in your face” than other aggressive cars out there. Its low center of gravity makes for excellent handling, and the steering system can be adjusted to suit depending on how firm you like the wheel. Regenerative braking allows for one-pedal driving, a popular and convenient EV feature that is much appreciated.

Range, Battery and Charging

The 78-kWh battery pack under the floor of the XC40 Recharge powers the twin electric motors above the front and rear axle. The Recharge can go up to 359 km when fully charged. Charging times…

  • 240V – 7.5 hours
  • Fast Charger – 37 minutes (10-80%)

Interior and Cargo Space

Volvo is the master of styling, and the XC40 Recharge is no exception. On the theme of sustainability, the spacious interior is free of any leather. The power and heated seats are made with high-quality cloth, and the carpets are made from partially recycled materials. Beautiful ambient lighting lends a very relaxed and contemporary vibe.

Storage is ample, with cubbies for water bottles, phones, laptops, purses and more. There is a Frunk (front trunk) that can easily carry a large duffle bag but is the perfect place to store your EV charging cables. The trunk has 452 litres of cargo space, enough to hold two standard-size suitcases. With the rear seats folded down, you have 1,328 litres of space, enough to pack 23-carry-ons.

A 12-inch driver display shows all the essential driving info and can be tailored to your needs and current driving situation. For all other functions, a 9-inch touchscreen with Google built-in sits in the center of the dash. With Google apps, you have access to…

  • Google maps
  • Google Play
  • Google Assistant

All you need to do is say, “Hey, Google,” and you have hands-free help. Quickly get directions, enjoy entertainment, and keep in touch with friends and family. Other standard features like navigation, climate control and media are all accessed through the same touchscreen.

Two audio systems are available.

High-Performance audio system (standard)

  • 8 speakers
  • 7 channels
  • 250W output

Harman Kardon Premium Sound (optional upgrade)

  • 13 speakers
  • 12 channels
  • 600W output
  • Subwoofer

Safety and Driver-Assistance Features

Volvo is an industry safety leader, so it goes without question that the XC40 Recharge is loaded with excellent driver assistance and safety features. Standard equipment includes…

Blind-spot monitoring
Emergency front and rear braking
BLIS and Cross-traffic alert with auto brake
Lane-keep assist
Road sign recognition
180-km/h speed limiter
Optional features…
360-degree camera
Adaptive cruise control

The 2022 Volvo XC40 Recharge is cool and calm with impressive power. It truly is a gem in the EV world. If this electric vehicle has piqued your interest, check us out at With a great selection of quality used electric vehicles, we might have the perfect pre-owned Volvo XC40 Recharge for you. Browse from the comfort of your home and have the EV of your dreams delivered right to your door. Drive Clean, Drive Green. Your Electric Vehicle, Delivered.