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by T4_recharge_guy
Thu Sep 09, 2021 3:43 pm
Forum: Main Volvo XC40 chat
Topic: Free NewMotion charger installation...
Replies: 50
Views: 8224

Re: Free NewMotion charger installation...

I bought my car (selekt so also eligible for the free charger) over 3 months ago and despite chasing numerous times still do not have an install date from NewMotion. I’ve bought a waterproof extension lead which I permanently leave outside by the drive and charge with the 3 pin plug at present. A bi...
by T4_recharge_guy
Mon Sep 06, 2021 2:10 pm
Forum: Main Volvo XC40 chat
Topic: Sorry if this is a dumb question... T4 recharge power loss when battery depleted
Replies: 9
Views: 1423

Re: Sorry if this is a dumb question... T4 recharge power loss when battery depleted

When the battery is completely depleted the only difference I notice (and this is in stop start traffic) is that I can hear the engine idling / running. The only time I’ve ever had a loss of power is when fast accelerating in battery mode and the speed hits 60mph which is when the car takes a second...
by T4_recharge_guy
Mon Sep 06, 2021 1:37 pm
Forum: Main Volvo XC40 chat
Topic: Sorry if this is a dumb question... T4 recharge power loss when battery depleted
Replies: 9
Views: 1423

Re: Sorry if this is a dumb question... T4 recharge power loss when battery depleted

Firstly I hope your dad is ok. As you may guess from my username I have a T4 recharge and have never experienced a loss of power or the car struggling as you describe. Perhaps there is a fault of some sort on his car.
by T4_recharge_guy
Wed Aug 18, 2021 2:02 pm
Forum: Main Volvo XC40 chat
Topic: Vodafone SIM setup crib sheet
Replies: 15
Views: 9944

Re: Vodafone SIM setup crib sheet

This is a handy crib sheet - thanks for sharing. Worth noting before attempting these steps, if like me your dealer forgot to install the SIM and posted one to you, you need to: 1. Install the SIM in the boot (plenty of videos/instructions on how to do this) 2. Start the engine 3. Go to Settings -> ...
by T4_recharge_guy
Tue Jul 27, 2021 3:11 pm
Forum: Main Volvo XC40 chat
Topic: Free Home Charger - Newmotion
Replies: 8
Views: 2138

Re: Free Home Charger - Newmotion

I bought my Volvo (second hand) at the start of June this year and am still waiting to hear an install date from NewMotion.

I've chased multiple times, but they are just quite slow it seems.

Out of interest where did you hear of this new NewMotion charger please?

Cheers
by T4_recharge_guy
Sun Jul 25, 2021 4:58 pm
Forum: Main Volvo XC40 chat
Topic: Apple CarPlay Questions…
Replies: 38
Views: 9126

Re: Apple CarPlay Questions…

Hmm, I bought a Selekt XC40 in June 2021 - it was first registered in Dec 2020. I have three questions: 1. Should my Volvo have come with a SIM installed? (It was previously used for demos and courtesy car at the dealership) 2. If so, can I get the SIM from any Volvo dealership, or would I have to g...
by T4_recharge_guy
Wed Jul 21, 2021 10:32 am
Forum: Main Volvo XC40 chat
Topic: VOC aka Volvo Cars App
Replies: 14
Views: 3415

Re: VOC aka Volvo Cars App

I also can't add a schedule timer. I suspect the comment is referring to the fact you can see how long it will take to get to 100% charge within the app, whereas in the old version you couldn't
by T4_recharge_guy
Fri Jul 16, 2021 10:07 am
Forum: Main Volvo XC40 chat
Topic: Floor Mats
Replies: 6
Views: 1491

Re: Floor Mats

Mine came with the carpet ones which I find dirt and stuff tends to stick to, so I bought a set of official volvo rubber (I think they are technically plastic) ones on eBay for around £50 or so. If you are not sure which ones you need for your car you can call your local dealership and ask for the p...
by T4_recharge_guy
Tue Jul 13, 2021 11:54 am
Forum: Main Volvo XC40 chat
Topic: Spare wheel
Replies: 50
Views: 13589

Re: Spare wheel

Thanks Felindre for the detailed and useful information. Just to close this one out with information for anyone else looking to add a spare wheel, it is different for Recharge PHEV versions than the mild hybrid versions. In short, the battery is bigger, so you need the foam block to go underneath it...
by T4_recharge_guy
Tue Jun 29, 2021 4:39 pm
Forum: Main Volvo XC40 chat
Topic: Update to Volvo App
Replies: 15
Views: 3638

Re: Update to Volvo App

Feedback for ther new app on the iOS App Store is not good. Main complaint is charging info no longer shown for the Recharge. I'm on 5.1.0 and find is flashier but less useful than the previous one. Is my car locked or nor, is the main reason I start the app. That was crystal-clear on the old app. ...