Volvo XC40 Recharge Official EPA Range Is 335 Km
Despite having a large 78 kWh battery pack, the Volvo car suffers with high energy consumption.
Real world range of the Volvo XC40 Recharge electric SUV has been released by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) of the USA.
The SUV has been rated to have a full range of 335 km before its 78 kWh battery pack runs out of juice. The model tested was the all-wheel-drive variant.
These figures might come as a surprise to those who might have considered buying the EV when it gets launched here by next year after the S60’s launch, especially since Volvo claims a long range of 418 km.
According to the EPA, the main reason behind the relatively low Volvo XC40 Recharge range is surprisingly high energy consumption. The agency says consumption of 265 Wh/km in the combined cycle should be expected from the vehicle.
To put the figures into context, the Hyundai Kona Electric has an official EPA range of 415 km, showing how efficient the Korean model is in comparison to the Swedish brand’s model.
If we take the global scenario into account, the Tesla Model Y, which competes against the XC40 Recharge, even in Performance AWD spec gets an EPA range rating of 468 km in comparison, showing how advanced Tesla’s EVs are.
Source – Fueleconomy.gov