Volvo C40 Recharge Twin Motor

December 2022 - March 2024

£53,605Price from

79.0 kWhUseable Battery

250 mi *Real Range

316 Wh/mi *Efficiency

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Price from (last known) £53,605

Availability Not available to order
Available to order from December 2022
Available to order until March 2024
Annual VED £0
Congestion Charge £0
Insurance Group N/A
Price shown is the last known On The Road price: it includes VAT, first year VED, vehicle first registration fee, number plates and delivery.

Real Range Estimation between 175 - 365 mi

City - Cold Weather * 250 mi
Highway - Cold Weather * 175 mi
Combined - Cold Weather * 210 mi
City - Mild Weather * 365 mi
Highway - Mild Weather * 225 mi
Combined - Mild Weather * 280 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. For 'Highway' figures a constant speed of 70 mph is assumed. 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 * 250 mi
Total Power 300 kW (402 hp)
Total Torque 494 lb-ft
Drive AWD

Battery

Nominal Capacity 82.0 kWh
Battery Type Lithium-ion
Number of Cells 324
Architecture 400 V
Warranty Period 8 years
Warranty Mileage 100,000 mi
Useable Capacity 79.0 kWh
Cathode Material NCM
Pack Configuration 108s3p
Nominal Voltage 400 V
Form Factor Pouch
Name / Reference No Data

Charging

Home / Destination

Charge Port Type 2
Port Location Left Side - Rear
Charge Power † 11 kW AC
Charge Time (0->250 mi) † 8h30m
Charge Speed † 30 mph

Rapid Charging

Fastcharge Port CCS
FC Port Location Left Side - Rear
Fastcharge Power (max) 205 kW DC
Fastcharge Power (10-80%) 125 kW DC
Fastcharge Time (25->200 mi) 28 min
Fastcharge Speed 370 mph
Autocharge Supported Yes

Plug & Charge

Plug & Charge Supported No
Supported Protocol -
† 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 12h45m and a charge speed of 20 mph.
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Bidirectional Charging (V2X / BPT)

Vehicle-to-Load (V2L)

V2L Supported No
Max. Output Power -
Exterior Outlet(s) -
Interior Outlet(s) -

Vehicle-to-Home (V2H)

V2H via AC Supported No
Max. Output Power -
V2H via DC Supported No
Max. Output Power -

Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G)

V2G via AC Supported No
Max. Output Power -
V2G via DC Supported No
Max. Output Power -

Energy Consumption

EVDB Real Range

Range * 250 mi
Vehicle Consumption * 316 Wh/mi
CO2 Emissions 0 g/km
Vehicle Fuel Equivalent * 128 mpg

WLTP Ratings (TEL)

Range 341 mi
Rated Consumption 280 Wh/mi
Vehicle Consumption 232 Wh/mi
CO2 Emissions 0 g/km
Rated Fuel Equivalent 144 mpg
Vehicle Fuel Equivalent 174 mpg

WLTP Ratings (TEH)

Range 333 mi
Rated Consumption 285 Wh/mi
Vehicle Consumption 237 Wh/mi
CO2 Emissions 0 g/km
Rated Fuel Equivalent 142 mpg
Vehicle Fuel Equivalent 171 mpg
TEL = Test Energy Low | TEH = Test Energy High
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 216 - 451 Wh/mi

City - Cold Weather * 316 Wh/mi
Highway - Cold Weather * 451 Wh/mi
Combined - Cold Weather * 376 Wh/mi
City - Mild Weather * 216 Wh/mi
Highway - Mild Weather * 351 Wh/mi
Combined - Mild Weather * 282 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. For 'Highway' figures a constant speed of 70 mph is assumed. The energy use will depend on speed, style of driving, climate and route conditions.
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Dimensions and Weight

Length 4440 mm
Width 1873 mm
Width with mirrors 2034 mm
Height 1596 mm
Wheelbase 2702 mm
Weight Unladen (EU) 2185 kg
Gross Vehicle Weight (GVWR) 2620 kg
Max. Payload 510 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
EV Dedicated Platform No
Car Body SUV
Segment Large Family Car
Roof Rails Yes
Heat pump (HP) Yes
HP Standard Equipment Yes

Company Car Tax Indication

Financial Year 2022-23

BIK Tax Rate 2%
P11D Value from £53,550
Benefit in Kind (BIK) £1,071
BIK @ 20% £18 pcm
BIK @ 40% £36 pcm
BIK @ 45% £40 pcm

Financial Year 2023-24

BIK Tax Rate 2%
P11D Value from £53,550
Benefit in Kind (BIK) £1,071
BIK @ 20% £18 pcm
BIK @ 40% £36 pcm
BIK @ 45% £40 pcm

Financial Year 2024-25

BIK Tax Rate 2%
P11D Value from £53,550
Benefit in Kind (BIK) £1,071
BIK @ 20% £18 pcm
BIK @ 40% £36 pcm
BIK @ 45% £40 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 C40 Recharge Twin Motor. 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 40h30m 6 mph
1-phase 16A (3.7 kW) 230V / 1x16A 3.7 kW 25h15m 10 mph
1-phase 32A (7.4 kW) 230V / 1x32A 7.4 kW 12h45m 20 mph
3-phase 16A (11 kW) 400V / 3x16A 11 kW 8h30m 29 mph
3-phase 32A (22 kW) 400V / 3x16A 11 kW † 8h30m 29 mph

† = Limited by on-board charger, vehicle cannot charge faster.

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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 Twin Motor.

  • 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 70 min 150 mph
CCS (100 kW DC) 100 kW 85 kW † 41 min 250 mph
CCS (150 kW DC) 150 kW 105 kW † 33 min 310 mph
CCS (175 kW DC) 175 kW 115 kW † 30 min 350 mph
CCS (350 kW DC) 205 kW † 125 kW † 28 min 370 mph
This vehicle supports Autocharge
This vehicle does not support Plug & Charge

† = Limited by charging capabilities of vehicle

Autocharge: allows for automatic initiation of a charging session at supported CCS charging stations.

Plug & Charge: allows for automatic initiation of a charging session at supported CCS charging stations in accordance with ISO 15118.

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 C40 Recharge Twin Motor

No longer available

This electric vehicle is no longer in production and not available to buy new. The Volvo C40 Recharge Twin Motor was available from December 2022 until March 2024. Financial data like price, leasing and company car tax were applicable to the final year of availability of the Volvo C40 Recharge Twin Motor.

A new model of the Volvo C40 Recharge Twin Motor (2022) is available: Volvo EC40 Twin Motor (2024).

Pricing

The Volvo C40 Recharge Twin Motor had a Recommend Retail Price (RRP) of £52,750 and an On The Road Price (OTR) of £53,605. The OTR Price includes VAT, first year of VED, vehicle first registration fee, number plates and delivery.

Drivetrain and Performance

The Volvo C40 Recharge Twin Motor is a full electric vehicle (BEV). The maximum power of the Volvo C40 Recharge Twin Motor is 300 kW (402 hp). The maximum torque is 494 lb-ft. The Volvo C40 Recharge Twin Motor 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 Twin Motor has a total capacity of 82 kWh. The usable capacity is 79 kWh. An estimated range of about 250 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 175 mi. However, driving at low speeds in mild weather will increase the range to around 365 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 30 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 45 minutes and a charge rate of 20 mph. Charging the car using a regular wall plug will take around 40 hours 30 minutes.

Rapid charging is possible through a CCS connection. The maximum rapid charge power is 205 kW. The battery can't be charged continuously at this power. In an average rapid charge session the average charge power will be around 125 kW. This charges the battery from 10% to 80% in around 30 minutes. A rapid charge like this will add about 175 miles of range.

Energy Consumption

The estimated combined (motorway and city) energy consumption of the Volvo C40 Recharge Twin Motor is about 316 Wh per mile. By comparison, this energy consumption is the equivalent of a fuel consumption of 128 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 451 Wh per mile. However, driving at low speeds in mild weather will increase the efficiency to about 216 Wh per mile.

CO2 Emission

The Volvo C40 Recharge Twin Motor 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

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Preceding model

The model shown on this page is the successor of the Volvo C40 Recharge Twin Pure Electric, which was available to order from April 2021 until December 2022. The previous model was £4745 more expensive, had 25 mi less range, same acceleration and was 5% less energy efficient.

Preceding model Volvo C40 Recharge Twin Pure Ele

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