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I ordered on the 4th of April but luckily the dealer had a few cars already on order and i was allocated one of them, I picked a MY21 car up on the 4th June.
Yep you can run in pure electric mode as long as you have charge in the battery, that was the main reason we got one, mostly short journeys under 10 miles, I expect my mpg to go up as I’m now using more electric.
This is my 7 day average
@smasher Leaving the car in hybrid mode it runs mostly in electric but you also have buttons in the menu to either hold the current charge for later or charge the battery using the engine which is what I did on the return journey.
Evening, not really done to many journeys so far this week, but this is a local one of just over 3 miles.
I did the journey going completely in hybrid electric with the exception of twice when the engine kicked in as I accelerated, the return journey was still in hybrid using electric but charging the engine at the same time.
@Tharg I recently received my Volvo xc40 T5 Recharge and can confirm even when the battery is empty that you still have same amount of power as with a full battery.
@smasher ye no problem, I’ll be doing a few short journeys in the next week, so will keep you posted.
That sounds excellent to me. It will be interesting to know how accurate the 24 mile range is, although I guess you’d have to run it in pure electric mode to find out. Of course, doing that means driving an 82bhp car with 160nm torque which I guess is fine in traffic but may be inadequate on clear roads.
I’ve ran it in pure electric today and can say that it is absolutely fine in traffic, more than quick enough in round town, in hybrid mode on a dual carriage way it stayed in electric till about 40 and then as I put my foot down the engine kicked till I let off a little and then it stayed in electric at 70 no problems, I’m more than happy with the car so far.
Morning, I charged the xc40 from the 4 miles I had left to full which said 24 miles in 3hrs 5min, so i would probably say a max of 4 hours for empty to full would seem about right, I’m pretty happy with that thought it would take longer.
I’m going to do the first charge later, I’ll get back to you tomorrow.
Unfortunately not, you get a 7m cable but my drive is at the end of the garden which is over 10m, I have a wooden gazebo which I’ve now had a socket fit too so i can charge now.
The reason I’ve been using mostly petrol is because I’ve been waiting to have power outlet fit.
You can get reasonably good mpg on journeys.
I picked my xc40 t5 phev last Friday, I’ve been using it mainly on petrol and charging the battery via petrol too and I’m averaging 36.7 at the moment which I think is pretty reasonable considering its only done about 500 miles and will probably go up a little when it has more miles.
Thanks ajn he’s worked for Lamborghini and Porsche but mostly does freelance stuff.
A couple more pics that my son took, he’s a car photographer.
Ye its a lovely colour, I love the way it changes from white to light grey to silver.
@ajn It’s an R Design pro, so you only get the nubuck/leather interior, I really like it though, very comfy.
Sorry I’ve not been about all weekend been to busy driving 🙂
Had a bit if a nightmare on Friday picking the car up, was due to collect at 10, everything was fine apart from they couldn’t tax the car as volvos systems had gone down, managed to get it sorted after a 3 hour wait (not the dealers fault)
The car itself is lovely to drive, I didn’t think the suspension is too stiff its comparable to my tiguan r-line that has just gone.
I’ve done 350 miles this weekend mostly on petrol or charging via petrol as outdoor socket is not installed till weds, averaged 37mpg which I’m more than happy with.
Only 1 pic for now
It’s a my21 build so not got the newer recharge wheels, dealer sent me a video yesterday with all the wrapping still on.
@james I’ve gone for R Design pro in glacier silver with harman kardon, rear camera with front sensors and smartphone integration.
I’ll post some pictures up tomorrow.
I originally ordered an Audi Q3 back in january but when they hadn’t given me a build date by April I cancelled it and ordered an xc40 t5 recharge, luckily a local dealer had orders in place and i got a confirmed delivery slot of 2 weeks straight away.
Was told by the dealer a few weeks ago that if I had ordered now that cars are due aug/sep time.
I’m due to pick up the car tomorrow, very excited.
I ordered an audi q3 back in january, as they couldn’t provide me with build dates I cancelled it and looked at other makes.
I spoke to a local volvo dealers regarding the xc40 T5 Recharge and was told they could only order my21 models that had already been placed but not confirmed, they said they couldn’t order my22 as they hadn’t finalised the my22 price with motability and it would probably be towards the end of Q2 but with a higher AP, I ended up ordering and have now got a confirmed delivery date between 28/05 to 06/06
Fingers crossed it gets here earlier but I’m not holding my breath, I went with comfort and sound pack and extra ambient lighting, i liked the normal wheels, was also going to add alcantara but decided I don’t need it, hope yours gets here soon
Hi, I ordered 35tfsi black edition in turbo blue at the end of Jan, I’ve only had a provisional build week of 24 May, if it gets built then they said I might not receive the car till august which is pretty disappointing but not alot I can do, what colour did you go for? And did you any extras?