Volvo C40 has completed Bjorn's 1000km challenge this week with a respectable time of 10 hours and 35 minutes, matching the results for VW ID.4, only slightly behind the BMW iX3.


Volvo C40 is more efficient than XC40. The battery pack has a lower internal resistance even at a higher load.

Volvo C40 vs XC 40

In Winter, Volvo C40 had a decent energy consumption of 199 Wh/km. VW ID.4, in contrast, had 20% better efficiency but under summer conditions.

Volvo C40 Vs Polestar 2 comparison

Polestar 2 Standard Range, a less heavy single motor model, was more efficient than C40 AWD. C40 is also available as a standard range model in the UK, offering a saving of around £5,000.

Charge Curve

Volvo C40 Charge Curve

Bjorn regularly arrived at chargers with 10% SoC or less and benefited from the increased speed of over 150 kW. Beyond 30%, the charge speed drops significantly to around 100 kW and less than 45 kW at 80%.

Carbon Footprint

Volvo C40 has a lower carbon footprint over the life cycle compared to XC40 due to better aerodynamics.

Volvo C40 has a lower carbon footprint than XC40.

The accumulated emissions from the Materials production and refining, Li-ion battery modules and Volvo Cars manufacturing phases of C40 Recharge are nearly 70 per cent higher than for XC40 ICE. However, the use phase emissions for a battery electric vehicle (BEV) per distance driven are lower than for an ICE.

Volvo XC40 ICE has fewer emissions during materials production and refining.

Thanks to fewer moving parts and a generous warranty on the battery, a Volvo could easily last for 100,000 miles before requiring an expensive battery replacement.

Closing Thoughts

With a 6-7 months delivery estimate, Volvo C40 is a model in great demand. With a fantastic range and efficiency compared to Volvo XC40, Volvo C40 should make a great Crossover EV for your family.