Volvo 2022 XC40 Recharge Pure Electric has everything you’d expect from Volvo in terms of safety, agility, and design – and it’s about to get more exciting with two all-new electric models arriving this year! What makes the XC40 Recharge Pure Electric so great? Let’s take a look!
Volvo 2022 XC40 Technical data:
Volvo plans to offer a pure electric version of its compact XC40 SUV starting in late 2022. The electric motor will produce 135 kilowatts of power, which Volvo said is more than sufficient for comfort and performance on urban roads. As for charging, Volvo will use a fast-charging system known as HCC (high-capacity charging) that can fully charge up to 70 percent of a battery in just 20 minutes. All future Volvos will have HCC capability.
The XC40 is powered by a compact rear-mounted electric motor with an output of 150kW (204hp). The car’s lithium-ion battery pack, which takes up almost no space in the vehicle’s flat floorpan, consists of eight modules and offers an energy content of 37kWh. The battery can be charged via a standard 220V mains socket or using an optional CHAdeMO DC fast charging station at a rate of 22kWh in just 40 minutes. With a full charge, you will get 200km of range on one charge – more than enough for city driving conditions.
Battery of Volvo 2022 XC40:
Think of your new Volvo as a smartphone with wheels. The lithium-ion battery pack is charged by plugging it into a wall outlet at home, just like your phone. It can be fully charged in less than four hours, which means you can easily refuel during your morning commute or over lunch if you drive for an hour each way to work. A full charge will last about 100 miles—more than enough for most commutes. And an innovative range finder built into your dashboard shows how far you can go on what charge level you have left.
Range and charging time:
The Volvo XC40 will have a range of more than 300 kilometers and charge to 80 percent in just under 30 minutes with its on-board high-speed charger. The battery will consist of small format pouch cells, giving it a high energy density and allowing it to be charged quickly. This means that time spent at charging stations is reduced from hours to minutes. For example, a driver who needs 30 minutes for lunch can easily spend 15 or 20 minutes recharging his or her car during that time—enough for another 100 kilometers or so.
Since Tesla started shipping its vehicles, questions about public charging have grown. After all, if you’re going on a trip that lasts more than 240 miles (or 400 km), you’ll need to charge. While some automakers offer proprietary solutions—for example, BMW has DC fast-charging stations; Chevy offers Level 3 charging at specific locations—most electric vehicles can use a Level 2 station like any other vehicle that uses a regular 120V outlet. Volvo says it will look into ways to encourage cities and regions to deploy charging infrastructure—and even help pay for it—as an incentive for customers who purchase an XC40 Recharge Pure Electric. I don’t know how we can realistically take range anxiety away completely, he said.
Volvo Cars is moving ever further towards electrification, with plans to launch three fully electric cars in quick succession over two years. The Volvo 40 series, which will also include a mid-size SUV and a saloon version of its recently launched XC40 compact SUV, will all be available as pure EVs. Volvo says that by 2025, it expects one in four cars sold by it to be fully electric. It is also investing heavily in battery research; last year it announced that it had struck a deal with Beijing-based tech company Geely Group to develop new battery technology. The new Volvo XC40 marks an important milestone on our journey towards climate-neutral mobility – and our commitment extends way beyond just pure vehicles.