The 2022 Volvo XC40 Recharge is an all-electric version of the gasoline-powered XC40, Volvo’s smallest SUV. It’s the first full EV marketed as a Volvo and is soon to be followed by the sleek and mechanically identical C40 Recharge. As with most long-range electric vehicles, the XC40 Recharge features DC fast charging — which can fill the battery from zero to 80% in 40 minutes — or fully recharge in eight hours using a 220-volt home or public charging station.
According to the EPA, the 2022 Volvo XC40 Recharge offers a respectable 223 miles of range when fully topped off. That EPA estimate is an increase of 15 miles over last year’s XC40 Recharge thanks to a software update. We’ve yet to put the 2022 model through our real-world range test but a 2021 model made it 240 miles in our test with a fully charged battery. This is certainly enough for most daily driving, but know that some rival EVs can go considerably farther.
The Volvo has a lot of tough competition, with even more on the way. Rivals include the Ford Mustang Mach-E, the Tesla Model Y, the Audi e-tron and Jaguar I-Pace. The XC40 is smaller than most of its rivals, but it packs a ton of features and performance into its compact package.