Volvo XC40 EV Charging Cable
This listing covers the XC40 EV & XC40 PHEV models
In the last few years, Volvo has become a dominant player in the ever-expanding and increasingly competitive EV market by introducing its range of hybrid and fully electric vehicles. The XC40 is a stylish and innovative SUV that combines Volvo’s signature reliability with a spectacular performance that is often a level above what similar vehicles have to offer. It is clear that the XC40 along with Volvo’s other EV models will continue to be popular in the UK moving into the future.
What cable do I need for a Volvo XC40?
Like other Volvo electric vehicles available on the UK market, the XC40 uses a Type 2 to Type 2 connection. The fully electric XC40’s onboard charger can handle a maximum charge rate of 11kW, and the hybrid XC40 can handle a maximum charge rate of 3.7kW. This means that a three-phase cable will be best suited for the fully electric version, whereas a single-phase cable will be best suited for the hybrid version.
Depending on your situation, you may need to consider purchasing a cable with an increased length. Fortunately, at EVwired we offer 7 metre and 10 metre cables alongside the more frequently seen 5 metre cables. Three-phase options are available at each length.
Volvo XC40 charging speed and range
The XC40 PHEV has a respectable range on a full charge clocking in at between 20-30 miles which makes it comparable to other hybrids. The fully electric XC40 has a reliable range of around 210-250 miles.
Charging times are an important consideration for any EV driver. Depending on your charge box set up an EVwired single-phase cable will take about 3 hours to fully charge your XC40 PHEV. A three-phase cable will charge the fully electric XC40 in 7-11 hours. Evening and overnight top-ups are therefore ideal and easy for both models. The wide availability of public charging stations means that you will never be caught short. More crucially, the fully electric XC40 has the ability to rapid charge at a rate of up to 150kW which means drivers can be charged to 80% and ready to go in as little as 20 minutes!
Why purchase an EVwired cable?
Each cable is made from polybutylene terephthalate (PBT), which is hard wearing and remarkably weather resistant, in both hot and cold climates. Our cables also boast an IP55 rating, which means they are well protected against dust and almost unaffected by water. Can the cable still be used in the rain? Yes! So there is no need to panic if your cable gets caught outside or if the weather turns when you’re out and about.
Each purchase comes with a high-quality EVwired carry bag which makes it easy to transport our cables during the school/work run and beyond. As the number of charging points up and down the UK increases, stopping for a top-up has never been easier, better yet our cables can be used at any Type 2 public charge point or home charge point.
Do not worry though! No matter which of our cables you choose to use, the Volvo onboard charger will automatically charge at the rate determined by the cable and the charging station.
At EVwired we have great confidence in the cables that we offer and to give you peace of mind each cable purchase comes with a 5-year warranty. Our UK based support is ready to help with any queries or questions that you may have.
Free shipping is included with every order, and those placed before 3 pm will be dispatched on a next business day courier service.