Volvo Continues a Tradition of Innovation with Pure Electric Cars and SUVs

Volvo is always working to improve our automotive future. With a push toward electric vehicles that are both powerful and guilt-free, you'll feel the progression each time you get behind the wheel.

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Zero Emissions

Rest assured that each drive you take in your fully-electric Volvo will give you the same great experience you know and love, with the added satisfaction of protecting the environment.

A Futuristic Feeling

The instant torque and silent performance of a Volvo EV will make you feel like you've stepped into the future, because you have.

Fun Comes Standard

Volvo EV technology is more than just environmentally friendly - we make sure there's plenty of power available for when you want an instant grin.

XC40 Recharge Pure Electric

This compact crossover is the first ever all-electric model from Volvo and it is just the beginning of what we have to offer. With over 200 miles of range, 402 horsepower, and the ability to charge to 80 percent in just 40 minutes, it proves to be a bright first step in the future of Volvo cars.

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How Does a Pure Electric Car Work?

With a plug-in battery and no gasoline on board, a pure electric car might seem unrealistic - until you experience what Volvo has to offer.

Dual-Motor Capability

Rather than using a single electric motor, the Volvo XC40 Recharge Pure Electric uses a pair of 201-horsepower electric motors to deliver both rapid acceleration, smooth cruising, and greater range.

Regenerative Braking

Regenerative braking is one place where electric vehicles gain a huge advantage over combustion engines. When slowing or braking, forward momentum is transferred back into the battery to extend range while you're on the move.

A Powerful Battery

The 78kWh battery inside the XC40 Recharge Pure Electric offers over 200 miles of range and can be charged to 80 percent in under 40 minutes. An at-home charger is also available for added convenience, and the battery can operate climate controls without the electric motors being switched on, so it works to keep you comfortable as well.

What do you want to know about Pure Electric cars?

How long can I drive before I recharge the battery?

The Volvo XC40 Recharge Pure Electric offers over 200 miles of range on a single charge, however terrain, towing, cargo, and other factors may affect that total. The good news for you is that the Volvo XC40 Recharge Pure Electric can anticipate range based on your planned route, so using Google Maps even for destinations you are familiar with will help you better understand your range expectations.

*THIS IS NOT BASED ON EPA TESTING. 200-mile combined driving range rating. Based on EU WLTP testing under controlled conditions for a new vehicle. Your range will vary depending on driving conditions, how you drive and maintain your vehicle, battery-package/condition, and other factors. **Fast charging DC up to 150 kW. Charging times will vary and are dependent on factors such as outdoor temperature, current battery temperature, charging equipment, battery condition and car condition.

What charging times can I expect when charging at home?

With several at-home charging solutions available, charge times have a wide range. The most basic at-home charger will take roughly 24 hours, while the Volvo Wallbox will charge from empty to 80 percent in around 5.5 hours.

How much does it cost to charge an electric car?

This is truly dependent on where you are located so it is hard to know precisely, however it is typically less expensive per mile than gasoline. You can even supercharge your savings by charging at off-peak times like overnight.

Can I use a pure electric car for long distance driving?

With over 200 miles of range and fast-charging that gives you 80 percent of full range in just 40 minutes, the new Volvo XC40 Recharge Pure Electric is easily capable of handling your long-distance journeys. Just charge it up at every meal stop and overnight halt and you'll be able to road trip like normal.

Additional Electrified Options

Plug-In Hybrid

(Available in 5 car models)

Learn more about plug-in hybrids

Standout Electrified Performance

The Volvo lineup features one pure electric vehicle, the forthcoming Volvo XC40, while all others provide a gas-electric combination in the form of a plug-in hybrid. With the XC40, you're getting a 78-kWh battery and dual electric motor powertrain to provide you with a 200-mile driving range, and quick charging options both in public and at home. The other options are a T8 eAWD plug-in hybrid engine which pairs a 313-horsepower four-cylinder supercharged or turbocharged engine (depending on model) with an 87-horsepower electric motor for a combined 400 horsepower. This allows you to net plenty of efficient driving miles, plus you can utilize around a maximum of 20 miles of all-electric driving before needing to replenish with a charge.

It provides plenty of responsiveness in eAWD plus rear-wheel drive modes, and delivers on giving you the premium driving experience you desire.