Charging the Volvo XC40 Recharge Pure Electric

Everything Volvo XC40 Recharge Pure Electric Drivers Need to Know About Charging an Electric Vehicle

The Volvo XC40 Recharge, the electric version of the gasoline-powered XC40, is the first fully electric vehicle marketed as a Volvo. With two electric motors that deliver 486 lb-ft of torque, an impressive 402 horsepower, and 233 miles of electric range, the XC40 Recharge is a serious contender in the electric SUV space. With a similar design to its gasoline-powered counterpart, the XC40 Recharge has a luxurious look and feel with many desirable safety and convenience features.

The Volvo XC40 Recharge comes in three trim levels: Twin ($51,700), Twin Plus ($55,300), and Twin Ultimate ($58,150). Regardless of trim level, all models come standard with all-wheel drive due to their two electric motors – one driving the front wheels, and the second powering the rears. The Twin Plus trim includes features such as a hands-free liftgate, 19-inch wheels, LED headlights, taillights, and fog lights. Meanwhile, the Twin Ultimate includes 20-inch wheels, automatic high-beam headlights, a Harman/Kardon stereo system, adaptive cruise control, and a semi-autonomous driving mode.

Like many other EVs, the XC40 Recharge has a small front trunk or “frunk” area which can hold several small bags. In terms of tech, the XC40 Recharge provides a new generation of software developed in conjunction with Google's Android Automotive. The XC40 Recharge's cousin, the Polestar 2, also has this infotainment system, which will eventually allow connectivity for both Android and Apple devices.

Volvo XC40 Recharge Pure Electric Charging & Range

According to the EPA, the Volvo XC40 Recharge has about 223 miles of electric range when fully charged. To combat range anxiety and preserve battery life, Volvo recommends AC charging the battery up to 90 percent capacity for typical daily driving and avoiding letting the charge fall below 20 percent. The 75 kWh battery in this electric SUV allows for 223 miles of range, which is plenty for your daily commute and then some. This range allows the XC40 Recharge to compete with the Audi e-tron and the Jaguar I-Pace, but it loses out to the Tesla Model Y, which allows for more than 300 miles per charge.

To take full advantage of fast home charging, XC40 Recharge owners will want to install a 48-amp home EV charger, such as the JuiceBox 48, which has a standard J1772 plug that works with any electric vehicle on the market.

For longer road trips, drivers can use DC fast chargers to charge the XC40 Recharge Twin from 10 to 80 percent in around 37 minutes.

Volvo XC40 Recharge Pure Electric Charging Times

Model Year

2022 XC40 

Max Charge Rate

11 kW 

Battery Size

75 kWh

Charge Time on Level 1

40 hrs 
Charge Time with JuiceBox 48
8 hrs

All Electric Range

223 miles

Level 3 DC Fast Charging for Volvo XC40 Recharge

The Volvo XC40 Recharge is capable of fast charging from 10 to 80 percent in less than 40 minutes.

Volvo offers new XC40 Recharge 250kW DC Fast Charging and a 1-year complimentary subscription to discounted energy after that with Electrify America.

Volvo XC40 Recharge Pure Electric Charging Stations

JuiceBox 48 is the perfect Volvo XC40 Recharge Pure Electric charger. Faster, smarter, greener EV charging.

JuiceBox 40 WiFi-enabled 40-Amp EVSE
$699.00$649.00 each With free shipping
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JuiceBox 48 Hardwired WiFi-enabled
48-Amp EVSE
$739.00$689.00 each With free shipping
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JuiceBox 32 WiFi-enabled 32-Amp EVSE
$669.00$619.00 each With free shipping
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JuiceNet Green Software Upgrade
$50.00 each
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JuiceBox Benefits for Volvo XC40 Recharge Pure Electric Drivers

High power charging

The JuiceBox 48 provides the power you need to quickly charge your XC40 Recharge and future-proofs your home charging for other EVs.

Standard outlet

Volvo XC40 Recharge owners and all other EV drivers can easily utilize the same EV charger.

Reduce power, if you need to protect your electrical circuit

With JuiceBox, you can de-rate the power for charging when circuit breakers have limited capacity. You can also share electric vehicle loads across multiple JuiceBox stations.

Charge using more renewable energy

With JuiceNet Green, all U.S. Volvo XC40 Recharge drivers can optimize charging for when renewables are high and electricity and energy costs are low.

Volvo - Customer JuiceBox Reviews






Works as promised.
Our Tesla charger has a short cord, so when we got a Volvo electric as well, we wanted to be able to charge them both without shifting the cars around. Installation was easy. It plugs directly into the Volvo and works great with the Tesla adapter.
Jeff G. September 22, 2021