In addition, electric cars usually have lower fuel costs, because electricity is cheaper than petrol or diesel. The XC40 Electric also offers many advantages over other electric cars, such as the advanced safety features that characterize Volvo cars, including lane keeping assistance, adaptive cruise control, automatic emergency braking, and more.
However, there are also some drawbacks to owning an electric car, such as the higher purchase price compared to petrol cars and the limited availability of charging points in some places. In addition, the XC40 Electric also has some drawbacks, such as the limited trunk space due to the battery and the slightly higher price compared to other electric SUVs.
User reviews and ratings
The XC40 Electric has received generally positive reviews from experts and owners. One of the benefits of the XC40 Electric is the smooth and quiet driving experience enhanced by the electric powertrain. In addition, owners are satisfied with the car’s driving range and charging times, as well as its safety and infotainment features.
The XC40 Electric has also received positive reviews from several renowned automotive magazines and websites, including Autocar and Top Gear. Both publications praised the XC40 Electric for its comfortable and practical interior, advanced safety features and impressive performance and acceleration.
Cost and value
The Volvo XC40 Electric is priced from around €52,000, which is slightly higher than the price of some other electric SUVs on the market. However, due to lower maintenance and fuel costs in the long run, owners of an XC40 Electric can save money over petrol cars in the long run.
In addition, various tax breaks and subsidies are available to electric car owners, including road tax reductions, tax credits and subsidy schemes for the purchase of electric vehicles. This can significantly reduce the cost of the XC40 Electric for some owners.
Sustainability and environmental impact
Electric cars are known for their low CO2 emissions and environmental friendliness compared to traditional petrol and diesel cars. The XC40 Electric is no exception, with very low CO2 emissions of just 0g/km. In addition, Volvo has committed to sustainable production and materials in the XC40 Electric, using recycled materials and renewable energy sources in the production of the car.