Volvo XC40 T5 Twin-Engine (2020) Guide

Volvo XC40 T5 Twin-Engine (2020) Guide

Volvo has made considerable progress in the EV space, predominately with its range of plug-in hybrids. The XC40 T5 is the latest edition to that line-up. Released ahead of its fully electric XC40 Recharge model, the PHEV option offers the same trendy styling, impressive interior and punchy performance. Although it does come up a little short on an electric range, it is possible to undertake typical short trips on 100% electricity before the petrol engine kicks in.

Electric Range

28 Miles

Avg Cost per Charge


Battery Size

10.3 kWh

3.7Kw Charge

3 Hours

Connector Type

Type 2

Rapid Charge


OLEV Approved


Vehicle Type

Plug in Hybrid

Charging a Volvo XC40 T5 Twin-Engine

The XC40 T5 comes with a battery size of 10.3kWh and has an official WLTP range of 28 miles.

Charging times will, of course, vary based on the power of the charger; a 3.7kW home charger, for example, will take 3 hours to charge from 0% to 100%, providing an approximate range per hour of 9 miles*.

Note: It is worth highlighting here that the XC40 T5 Twin-Engine has a max AC rate of 3.7kW. If you were to plug into a 7kW or 22kW charge point, the vehicle would continue to charge at a rate of 3.7kW. Given the relatively small battery size and short charging times, this shouldn’t be much of an issue.

Charging Times**:

  • 2.1kW (3-pin plug) = 5 hours for 0-100%
  • 7.4kW = 3 hours for 0-100%
  • 11kW = 3 hours for 0-100%

*Based on WLTP range

**Charging times are estimates and will vary depending on factors such as the charger in use and temperature of the battery.