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I am not getting the "car not parked" warning. But my car is stuck on KPH most of the time and does not show any trip info (including the kwh/100miles). Occasionally it will randomly show MPH and then a usage of 30-40kwh/100miles.
At 75mph steady driving at 65 degrees F we are getting a range of about 175 miles for 90% of battery.
Did a round trip yesterday of 138 miles all at about 70-75 mph and got home with 18% (starting with 89%)
So basically I wont plan anything more than 175 miles at speed. But if I drove slower it would get closer to advertised distance I think. Also we have the roof racks with large pads for paddle boards that probably affect mileage also.
I have no idea how far we have actually driven the car since i cant find an Odometer or the Trip info when its on KPH.
Expecting this to be fixed by dealer later or by software update so not going to worry about it now.

The google maps is easy to use and will quickly tell you the battery life you will have when you arrive at your destination.
This system works well and seems to underestimate by about 3%. For me this quick voice entry of your destination eliminates some of the "range anxiety". The locations of chargers seems to work perfectly also, but you need to do your homework as some private gated chargers are also shown.

Most of the time this car is just my wife's daily runabout car and she absolutely loves it. 150 miles is a long day of running around so she has never had a range issue.
The music apps are working great and Harmon sound system is nice. Interesting that there is no AM radio. But with Iheart and other apps its not an issue. The seats fold flat enough to get a full size bike in the back easily, nice for such a small SUV.
Hopefully the Volvo on Call app will be working soon so we can schedule re-charging for late night.
 

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Hey there, I've had mine for a couple of weeks now. I love it! My only complaint is that we don't have an app right now. Does anyone have any details other than "Spring 2021"?
 

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My only complaint is that we don't have an app right now. Does anyone have any details other than "Spring 2021"?
Not helpful beyond what you said.. but this is what the dealer I asked said: "I spoke with the people at Volvo on Call and confirmed with them that the accident notification or SOS button on the car is active and ready to use in the event of an emergency it will automatically activate in the event of an accident. The on call application for the recharge has not been launched yet and will not be ready just yet. I was told that the ETA would coincide with the arrival of all stock units in early spring of 2021."
 

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I’ve test driven twice and noticed there is a setting for max charge rate which tops out at 48 amps. I’m looking to install an EVSE and am deciding between ‘smart’ and basic. We have time of day electrical service so charging at night is a requirement. I don’t recall seeing a setting for this in the car - did I miss it?
 

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I’ve test driven twice and noticed there is a setting for max charge rate which tops out at 48 amps. I’m looking to install an EVSE and am deciding between ‘smart’ and basic. We have time of day electrical service so charging at night is a requirement. I don’t recall seeing a setting for this in the car - did I miss it?
I think with Volvo on Call next month you can program the charging start time. At least i sure hope so because i am tired of plugging it in at 9pm.
 

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On the XC40 Recharge FaceBook group and in this Volvo forum:


There is lots of discussion of the “Week 5” XC40 recharge software update - I think released early feb 2021. People are saying that this has lots of stability improvements and some even report better range. Evidently, this update has to be installed by the dealer.

Anyone with XC40 recharge in US had this update installed yet? Reports?
 

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On the XC40 Recharge FaceBook group and in this Volvo forum:


There is lots of discussion of the “Week 5” XC40 recharge software update - I think released early feb 2021. People are saying that this has lots of stability improvements and some even report better range. Evidently, this update has to be installed by the dealer.

Anyone with XC40 recharge in US had this update installed yet? Reports?
I have nothing to compare to being that it came with this version. Any questions anyone has I can try and answer.
 

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I just go a note from Volvo - had my VIN weeks ago. The car has landed in Port Hueneme, however they are not releasing it to the dealer until they solve the app and software update. They would give no timeline.
 

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I just go a note from Volvo - had my VIN weeks ago. The car has landed in Port Hueneme, however they are not releasing it to the dealer until the solve the app and software update. They would give no timeline.
So I guess I lucked out by getting one that the dealer had. Crazy, but I'm glad they're trying to get the app working. It really is the worst thing about this car because manually preconditioning becomes a chore. Fingers crossed you guys get your XC soon.
 

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I just go a note from Volvo - had my VIN weeks ago. The car has landed in Port Hueneme, however they are not releasing it to the dealer until the solve the app and software update. They would give no timeline.
Very frustrating! The car arrived in Tacoma port a few days after it arrived in Hueneme. But this is what the Seattle Volvo salesperson told me - "Also the cars are now being port processed. So it could be about 8-10 business days for them to arrive. We also have to service, detail it, and likely charge it. So it can take even longer possibly. ". At least, your dealer told you the truth!
 

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Very frustrating! The car arrived in Tacoma port a few days after it arrived in Hueneme. But this is what the Seattle Volvo salesperson told me - "Also the cars are now being port processed. So it could be about 8-10 business days for them to arrive. We also have to service, detail it, and likely charge it. So it can take even longer possibly. ". At least, your dealer told you the truth!
I didn’t get the information from the dealer, but Volvo corporate - I’ve been updating the dealer who I’m glad isn’t “guessing”.
 

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I just go a note from Volvo - had my VIN weeks ago. The car has landed in Port Hueneme, however they are not releasing it to the dealer until they solve the app and software update. They would give no timeline.
Yup mine is stuck at the Port of Newark, NJ. Corporate has failed to truly keep me up to date or to care about concern.
Test drove at dealership - love the car but frustrated with the lack of information or mea culpa from Corporate on the issues.
A higher interest finance rate - not eligible for APlan - no information on charger or discount.
I swear I am the first one asking these questions and my dealer has 5 on order for customers.
 

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Yup mine is stuck at the Port of Newark, NJ. Corporate has failed to truly keep me up to date or to care about concern.
Test drove at dealership - love the car but frustrated with the lack of information or mea culpa from Corporate on the issues.
A higher interest finance rate - not eligible for APlan - no information on charger or discount.
I swear I am the first one asking these questions and my dealer has 5 on order for customers.
What do you want to know about the charger?
 

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What do you want to know about the charger?
The "dealer" info sheet I was given when I test drove was dated October 2020 - said there would be a branded Volvo ChargePoint page for the L2 home charger.
Also read online they were supposed to also offer the charger at a slight discount. Either way I am just happy the 30% tax credit for the charger is back again for 2021.
 

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The "dealer" info sheet I was given when I test drove was dated October 2020 - said there would be a branded Volvo ChargePoint page for the L2 home charger.
Also read online they were supposed to also offer the charger at a slight discount. Either way I am just happy the 30% tax credit for the charger is back again for 2021.
They gave me a Charge point account card with no money on it and a 40-amp 240V or 120V cable that's about 10 feet long. I bought the Charge point charger for home because my city power company pays us back for it with a $2500 check.
 

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So I guess I lucked out by getting one that the dealer had. Crazy, but I'm glad they're trying to get the app working. It really is the worst thing about this car because manually preconditioning becomes a chore. Fingers crossed you guys get your XC soon.
Congratulations to be already driving around in your new P8 :)
What is the length of the 240 V charging cable that was included with your car? I'm wondering if the standard cable included with the P8 would be long enough to reach around from the front wall of my garage's 240 V plug to the side where the car's charge port is located.
 

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Congratulations to be already driving around in your new P8 :)
What is the length of the 240 V charging cable that was included with your car? I'm wondering if the standard cable included with the P8 would be long enough to reach around from the front wall of my garage's 240 V plug to the side where the car's charge port is located.
Like I said, it's around 10 feet long and does not reach very far. Great for emergency charging I think.
 

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I’ve test driven twice and noticed there is a setting for max charge rate which tops out at 48 amps. I’m looking to install an EVSE and am deciding between ‘smart’ and basic. We have time of day electrical service so charging at night is a requirement. I don’t recall seeing a setting for this in the car - did I miss it?
Owners Manual Updated 11/9/2020:
The center display can be used to schedule charging

Schedule charging
When charging using alternating current, it is possible to schedule and set start and stop times for charging. It is not possible to charge outside set start and stop times. Tap Set timer to schedule charging.
 
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