The Volvo XC40 P8 Recharge, built in Ghent, is the first electric Volvo. It shares its platform, battery pack and drivetrain with the (considerably cheaper) Polestar 2 and is available with one or two electric motors. The dual motor model we tested is called Twin and delivers a massive 408 hp (300 kW) and 660 Nm, distributed equally between the front and rear axles.
If you're happy with less power you can also opt for the same car with front-wheel drive, just one motor and a total power of 231 hp (170 kW). This model has the same large battery as the "Twin".
With a capacity of 78 kWh, 75 kWh of which can be used net, the battery is pretty big. According to the manufacturer, it guarantees a range of 418 kilometres (WLTP). In practice, however, with a normal driving style you can expect a range of 320 to 330 kilometres and a (relatively high) average consumption of 23 kWh/100 km.