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Best Home Charger for Volvo XC40/C40 Recharge

The Volvo XC40 Recharge is an attractive Scandinavian electric SUV from Volvo. This vehicle is based on the gas-powered XC40 model, but the Recharge variant has been significantly reworked for an electric drivetrain, featuring a generous battery capacity of 75 kWh.

The dual motor XC40 Recharge has over 400 hp and 75 kWh battery capacity. But for the 2024 model year, Volvo USA will offer a more efficient rear-wheel drive model with a larger 79 kWh pack for added range.  

The Volvo XC40 Recharge uses a standard J1772 charging connector with an onboard 11 kW charger. Below is a collection of home EV charging stations recommended for the XC40 Recharge.

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Wallbox Pulsar Plus (40 and 48 Amp)

Wallbox Pulsar Plus for XC40 Recharge

The Wallbox Pulsar Plus is our top pick for a charger with a compact and attractive design at just 7.8″ x 7.9″ x 3.9″ in dimensions. This is a great pick for the XC40 Recharge.

Wallbox offers a choice of 40 and 48 amp charging stations. The 48 amp version is able to deliver up to 11.5 kW of power, cutting down charge times to just a few hours rather than overnight. If you want the full 48 amps, you will need to hardwire the unit though. Otherwise, both versions will operate at a maximum of 40 amps with a NEMA 14-50 receptacle. 

Wallbox also works great for households with multiple EVs that need to be charged simultaneously. Two or more Wallbox chargers on the same circuit can communicate with each other and balance the available household power between chargers. You can read the full Wallbox review here.


  • 40 or 48 amp versions
  • 25 foot long charge cable
  • Indoor/Outdoor operation
  • NEMA 14-50 outlet, or hardwired
  • Wifi and Bluetooth connectivity


Compact design with clear indicator lights, myWallbox app companion app for control and charge monitoring


The app is rather basic compared to other chargers

ChargePoint Home Flex (50 Amp)

ChargePoint Home Flex

ChargePoint is a reputable brand in public charging as well as home charging. This charging station does everything well: 50 amp charging, attractive design, and all-weather performance.

At the higher end of home chargers, the Home Flex is able to deliver up to 50 amps to your EV, which translates to approx. 36 miles of range added per hour. The companion ChargePoint app allows you to schedule charging sessions when electricity is cheapest, as well as send you reminders if you forget to plug in your EV.

Compatible with most EVs on the market, the ChargePoint Home Flex is a top choice for most drivers or premium EVs like the Volvo XC40 Recharge.


  • Up to 50 amp charging, 9 times faster than wall outlet
  • 23 foot long charge cable
  • Indoor/Outdoor operation
  • NEMA 14-50, NEMA 6-50, or hardwired options
  • UL Listed; safe and eligible for rebates/incentives in many states


Energy Star Certified, Wifi connectivity, Alexa voice assistant compatibility, choice of NEMA 14-50 or NEMA 6-50 plugs, configurable between 16 and 50 amps


Dependent on the smartphone app for configuration and some features.

Amazon Basics Level 2 (32 Amp)

Amazon Basics Level 2 Charging Station

AmazonBasics brand is known for its no frills, but dependable products. That was exactly our conclusion with their Level 2 Home Charging Station.

AmazonBasics undercuts the premium brands on price without sacrificing much on design or quality. The 32 amp rating will add about 25 miles of driving range per hour of charge, which is plenty if the majority of your charging is done overnight. The clean white box design will blend seamlessly into its surroundings (especially against white walls).

Like the other simple chargers from our rankings, there is no connectivity or scheduling with this charger. You will need to rely on your EV’s internal settings/apps for that.


  • 32 amps
  • Cable length: 18 and 25 foot versions available
  • Indoor/Outdoor operation
  • NEMA 6-50 outlet, can be hardwired


RedDot Design winner, easy to use, undercuts competitors on price, can be installed outdoors


No apps or connectivity, tops out at 32 amps, one year warranty

Autel MaxiCharger Home EV Charger (40 Amp)

Autel MaxiCharger for XC40

The Autel MaxiCharger has been gaining popularity recently due to its combination of high-quality hardware and a well-polished connectivity/app experience. However, what truly differentiates the MaxiCharger from other charging stations is its integrated RFID card reader. With this feature, the MaxiCharger can be programmed to unlock using virtually any RFID card. We successfully set up a transit card, but you can order standalone RFID cards from Autel. This functionality proves particularly valuable in scenarios such as outdoor or underground apartment parking, where the goal is to prevent unauthorized individuals from accessing and using your electricity source.

Operating at 40 amps, the Autel MaxiCharger has the capability to add up to 9.6 kWh of energy per hour to the Volvo XC40 Recharge battery.


  • Up to 40 amps
  • 25 foot charging cable
  • Indoor/Outdoor operation
  • NEMA 14-50, 6-50, or hardwired installation
  • J1772 EV connector
  • RFID card reader for security


Wifi and Bluetooth connectivity, Intuitive app, long charging cable, RFID card reader for locking charger, 3-year warranty


The charging cord could be more flexible in freezing temperatures, some users report Bluetooth connectivity issues

Lectron 240V (40 Amp)

Lectron EV charger for XC40 Recharge

Among the many models offered by Lectron, our favorite budget pick for the XC40 Recharge is this specific 40 amp charger. Unlike most portable charging adapters, the 40 amp Lectron can serve as your primary home charging station

While this charger lacks apps or connectivity options, it compensates with an always-on display that provides critical information about the ongoing charging session. This includes details such as current, voltage, temperature, and charge time. The XC40 lets users schedule charging sessions directly from their infotainment system, making the absence of app connectivity less of a concern.

Downsides? The warranty is only one year, and this charger is not suitable for frequent outdoor use (especially not in extreme climates) Lectron full review.


  • 40 amps
  • 18 foot long charge cable
  • Indoor operation
  • NEMA 14-50 plug, no hardwiring


Great power output for a budget charger, more portable than wall mounted chargers, always on display with charge stats


Not really suitable for outdoor operation, Lectron customer service does not have a great reputation, shorter warranty than premium brands

Keruida Level 2 (40 Amp)

Keruida Level 2 EV Charger

Keruida’s Level 2 – 40 amp charger is another great value option that frequently goes on sale. This charger can be used for portability, as well as a main home charging station. Although it is IP65 rated for water resistance, we would not recommend this charger for extended outdoor usage, especially not in extreme climates.  

We like the generous 25 foot long charge cable that allows drivers to park their cars in either front/rear orientation. There are five amperage settings between 16 and 40 amps for flexibility on a range of circuits. 


  • 40 amps
  • 25 foot charge cable
  • Indoor operation
  • NEMA 14-50 wall plug


Great value level 2 charger with 25 foot long cable. An easy to use delay timer helps you take advantage of lower time of use electricity rates.


Not suitable as a main charger for outdoor operation. The J1772 side of the cable is water resistant, but the NEMA 14-50 side may be exposed to moisture. 

XC40 Recharge Fast Facts

EV Charging ConnectorJ1772 / CCS
Battery Capacity75 kWh
Level 2 Charging Power11 kW
Level 2 Max Amps48 A
Level 2 [20-80%] Charge Time4.5 Hours
Level 3 Peak Power150 kW

Level 3 DC Charging Curve

DC charging curve for XC40

Frequently Asked Questions about charging the Volvo XC40 Recharge

What is the range of the Volvo XC40 Recharge?

The dual motor XC40 Recharge can go up 223 miles on a single charger, according to the EPA.

What type of charging plug does Volvo XC40 Recharge use?

Standard J1772 / CCS plug for home and fast public charging, the same kind of plug as most other new EVs.

Does the XC40 Recharge come with any charging equipment?

Yes, a mobile charging cord capable of 40 amps (9 kW) is provided with the car. It connects to a 240-volt source via a NEMA 14-50 plug. However, we recommend that drivers keep their mobile charging cords in the trunk for emergencies, and install a dedicated home charging station in their garages.

Where is the charging port located on the XC40 Recharge?

On the driver’s side rear corner of the car, in front of the left tail light.XC40 Recharge charging port location

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Testing level 2 home chargers for the Volvo XC40

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