Volvo C40 Recharge Twin Motor Charging Guide: Speed, Time & Costs

  • Useable battery

    79.0 kWh
  • Efficiency

    198 Wh/km
  • Range

    400 km
  • Fastcharge

    600 km/h

Charging guide

Home and Destination Charging (0 → 100%)

Did you know that there are two ways to recharge your Volvo C40 Recharge Twin Motor? You can either plug it into a regular wall socket or use a charging station. However, when you're on the go, a charging station is the only option available for recharging your vehicle, since a wall plug won't suffice. The speed at which your electric vehicle charges is dependent on the type of charging station or EVSE, as well as your EV's maximum charging capacity. Below is a chart that lists all the available charging options for your Volvo C40 Recharge Twin Motor, along with the estimated time required for a full charge starting from zero.


The charging process for electric vehicles (EVs) in Europe is not uniform across all countries. While some countries mainly use 1-phase connections for the grid, others depend on 3-phase connections. In order to charge a Volvo C40 Recharge Twin Motor, there are different ways available, as illustrated in the table below. Nonetheless, it's important to note that certain charging modes may not be accessible in certain regions. It's highly recommended that you verify with your local electric vehicle charging networks to ascertain which charging options are accessible to you.

Type 2 (Mennekes - IEC 62196)

Type 2 (Mennekes - IEC 62196)
Charging PointMax. PowerPowerTimeRate
Wall Plug (2.3 kW)230V / 1x10A2.3 kW40h30m10 km/h
1-phase 16A (3.7 kW)230V / 1x16A3.7 kW25h15m16 km/h
1-phase 32A (7.4 kW)230V / 1x32A7.4 kW12h45m31 km/h
3-phase 16A (11 kW)400V / 3x16A11 kW8h30m47 km/h
3-phase 32A (22 kW)400V / 3x16A11 kW †8h30m47 km/h

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

Fast Charging (10 → 80%)

Fast charging is crucial in ensuring that electric vehicles can travel longer distances by adding the necessary range quickly. However, it's important to remember that charging power reduces significantly upon reaching 80% state-of-charge, making it rare for conventional fast charging to surpass this. The charging time for an electric vehicle is dependent on the charging station used and the EV's maximum charging power. For a speedy charge on the Volvo C40 Recharge Twin Motor, please refer to the comprehensive overview provided in the table below.

  • 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)

Type 2 (Mennekes - IEC 62196)
Charging PointMax. PowerAvg. PowerTimeRate
CCS (50 kW DC)50 kW50 kW70 min240 km/h
CCS (100 kW DC)100 kW85 kW †41 min410 km/h
CCS (150 kW DC)150 kW105 kW †33 min500 km/h
CCS (175 kW DC)175 kW115 kW †30 min560 km/h
CCS (350 kW DC)205 kW †125 kW †28 min600 km/h

† = Limited by charging capabilities of vehicle

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Charging details


United Kingdom£53,605
The Netherlands€59,995

Available to Order

United KingdomSince December 2022
The NetherlandsSince December 2022
GermanySince December 2022

Real Range Estimation

between 285 - 585 km

City - Cold Weather 400 km
Highway - Cold Weather 285 km
Combined - Cold Weather 340 km
City - Mild Weather 585 km
Highway - Mild Weather 365 km
Combined - Mild Weather 455 km


Acceleration 0 - 100 km/h4.7 sec
Top Speed180 km/h
Electric Range 400 km
Total Power300 kW (408 PS)
Total Torque670 Nm


Nominal Capacity 82.0 kWh
Battery TypeLithium-ion
Number of Cells324
Architecture400 V
Useable Capacity79.0 kWh
Cathode MaterialNCM
Pack Configuration108s3p
Nominal Voltage400 V


Charge PortType 2
Port LocationLeft Side - Rear
Charge Power11 kW AC
Charge Time (0->400 km)8h30m
Charge Speed47 km/h
Fastcharge PortCCS
FC Port LocationLeft Side - Rear
Fastcharge Power (max)205 kW DC
Fastcharge Time (40->320 km)28 min
Fastcharge Speed600 km/h

Bidirectional Charging (V2X)

Vehicle-to-Load (V2L)

V2L CapabilityNot Available
Max. Output PowerNot Available
Exterior Outlet(s)Not Available
Interior Outlet(s)Not Available

Vehicle-to-Home (V2H)

V2H Capability ACNot Available
Max. Output PowerNot Available
V2H Capability DCNot Available
Max. Output PowerNot Available

Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G)

V2G Capability ACNot Available
Max. Output PowerNot Available
V2G Capability DCNot Available
Max. Output PowerNot Available

Energy Consumption

EVDB Real Range

Range 400 km
Vehicle Consumption 198 Wh/km
CO2 Emissions0 g/km
Vehicle Fuel Equivalent 2.2 l/100km

WLTP Ratings (TEL)

Range548 km
Rated Consumption174 Wh/km
Vehicle Consumption144 Wh/km
CO2 Emissions0 g/km
Rated Fuel Equivalent2.0 l/100km
Vehicle Fuel Equivalent1.6 l/100km

WLTP Ratings (TEH)

Range536 km
Rated Consumption177 Wh/km
Vehicle Consumption147 Wh/km
CO2 Emissions0 g/km
Rated Fuel Equivalent2.0 l/100km
Vehicle Fuel Equivalent1.7 l/100km

Real Energy Consumption Estimation

between 135 - 277 Wh/km

City - Cold Weather 198 Wh/km
Highway - Cold Weather 277 Wh/km
Combined - Cold Weather 232 Wh/km
City - Mild Weather 135 Wh/km
Highway - Mild Weather 216 Wh/km
Combined - Mild Weather 174 Wh/km

Note: The given energy consumption and range data, influenced by moderate driving and climate conditions, might not match actual driving experiences. Pricing info could vary across regions or markets. This site's content is for only informational purposes, not specifc advice for you.

Vehicle Images & Specs

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Dimensions and Weight

Length4440 mm
Width1873 mm
Width with mirrors2034 mm
Height1596 mm
Wheelbase2702 mm
Weight Unladen (EU)2185 kg
Gross Vehicle Weight (GVWR)2640 kg
Max. Payload530 kg
Cargo Volume419 L
Cargo Volume Max1205 L
Cargo Volume Frunk31 L
Roof Load75 kg
Tow Hitch PossibleYes
Towing Weight Unbraked750 kg
Towing Weight Braked1800 kg
Vertical Load Max100 kg


Seats 5 people
IsofixYes, 2 seats
Turning Circle11.4 m
PlatformVolvo CMA
Car BodySUV
SegmentJC - Medium
Roof RailsYes
EV Dedicated PlatformNo
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