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The battery of the Volvo C40 Recharge Twin Pure Electric has a total capacity of 78 kWh. The usable capacity is 75 kWh. An estimated range of about 215 miles is achievable on a fully charged battery. The actual range will however depend on several factors including climate, terrain, use of climate control systems and driving style.
For example: sustaining high speeds in cold weather could result in a range of around 155 mi. However, driving at low speeds in mild weather will increase the range to around 320 mi.
Charging is done using a Type 2 connector and the on-board charger has a maximum power of 11 kW. This charges a fully depleted battery back to full in around 8 hours 15 minutes. However, a 3-phase grid connection is needed to achieve this. The majority of homes and charge points currently do not have this connection. In most cases the maximum charging power will be 7.4 kW, allowing for a charge time of 12 hours and a charge rate of 18 mph. Charging the car using a regular wall plug will take around 38 hours 30 minutes.
Rapid charging is possible through a CCS connection. The maximum rapid charge power is 149 kW. The battery can't be charged continuously at this power. In an average rapid charge session the average charge power will be around 108 kW. This charges the battery from 10% to 80% in around 35 minutes. A rapid charge like this will add about 150 miles of range.
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