I think the car is exactly the same as 2021 XC40, so software changes?
The all-electric 2022 Volvo XC40 Recharge has received a noticeably better EPA range and efficiency rating than the outgoing 2021 model year version.
The author of the article guesses the change may be due to the wheels.Hopefully it’s software, then we all could benefit.
Could be wheels, could be software tweak, or it could be both. I’ve got the 19” wheels and my range seems better than 208. However, I do mostly city/suburban driving and not a lot of highway driving.We don't know for sure, but it seems that the smaller 19" wheels as standard, compared to 20" wheels previously and possibly some other improvements boosted the result.
Certainly could be. I also have the 19s, even though dealers around here seemed to prefer 20s on the ones they had on the lot. Have only put on about 600 miles, so too soon to tell long-term range for me.The author of the article guesses the change may be due to the wheels.
Could be wheels, could be software tweak, or it could be both. I’ve got the 19” wheels and my range seems better than 208. However, I do mostly city/suburban driving and not a lot of highway driving.
Looking at a comparison of the how the base 2022 model is equipped, the 2021 P8 is nicely equipped for the price.
My Volvo sales rep mentioned 19" as smallest rim that could fit over the large brake disk since I was hoping to use my 18" rims off my XC60 that I traded in.What are the minimum rim (and accompanying tire) dimensions usable? I don't know if 18s would be too small for the brakes, but obviously light 19s would work. The size offset obviously complicates things too. The car is my wife's and she commutes about 50 miles each way per day, so all is well but we do have a little winter anxiety and putting a set of more efficient wheels on for the winter (and saving the pricey tires) would be nice.
I was told 19 is the smallest rim. Shop foreman at my dealer says that the 255 on the wider wheels won't fit at full lock (interaction with suspension parts). Once I take delivery of mine I will check how the 235 55 19 from my xc90 fit. The offset on the 40 are 50.5mm vs the 43 on the 90. The diameter of the 235 55 may be too large. A staggered setup on 225 55, 245 50 is a bit larger than the 235 50, 250 45. I am still trying to figure out what we will do.I wonder if you could fit the 255x45x19's on the front, getting rid of the staggered setup. Would make finding tires and rims easier.
What were your average speeds for those journeys? I can barely get below 40kWh on the highway and average around 36kWh around town. I may have a very heavy foot.I just completed 500+ miles at 31.3 kWh rate (240 mile range) and a 41 mile jaunt at 28.9 kWh (260 mile range). I can't wait for the new 1.7 update which is supposed to increase this further.
I'm not the OP but he was responding to a question about his average speed, whereas in an earlier post he discussed energy usage per 100 miles.Did you mean 30 kWh/100 mi?