It never tries to deplete the entire tank. But it does periodically insist on running the engine for several minutes. It's referred to as "maintenance mode". I assume it's to make sure that oil gets onto all of the internal parts and gaskets don't dry out, in addition to keeping the gas from getting too old.
No estimated MSRP?
i'll buzz into work a couple of time and put the drive into "Sport/Power" to have some fun while burning dinosaurs. minor agro, but agro still and more importantly "fuel agro" on the hybrid.
Riddle me this: if the car can detect an object ahead as a collision, why can not the car detect an object ahead as a lead car?
Wow, @lance.bailey, so surprised to hear this. I have not encountered this problem at all on my XC40. I’ve only driven it about 7k miles, so not tons of experience, but I would have actually said I thought its adaptive cruise control was a bit better than Tesla’s. I’m someone that uses ACC every chance I get, and the Volvo slows down for stopped cars ahead in a much smoother fashion than the Tesla’s, which my State Farm data constantly shows having hard braking (when I’m on autopilot.)
This is a common problem for all vehicles that rely on radar to detect cars and obstacles (yes, it's also a problem for Teslas, although less so now that they're increasingly relying on camera input as they continue developing autopilot). Radar can't reliably tell you the size or shape of an object - just the general direction.The XC40 is moderately better in that I never saw it lose a lead car for no reason, but in every case, if I had no lead car (for real), when I approached a red light with a stopped car, the XC40 failed to detect the stopped car as a lead vehicle and cruise control travelled unfettered toward the rear of the car ahead. If I caught up to a car travelling ahead of me but slower, that car became the lead and the car symbol shifted from grey to orange. All is at it should be. However, this car will careen toward a stopped car as a red light as if there was no lead car stopped because the car does not see a lead car.
It's not the speed. AEB for most vehicles can't detect stationary objects. Or more precisely, the radar can't distinguish between a curved coke can and a fire truck, so it relies on detecting motion to distinguish vehicles from debris.
took the XC40 recharge for a test drive today. a few thoughts and observations.
Its a nice car, no doubt about it, but for the desired purpose it is not quite there.
- The phone charger is big enough to handle my iPhone 11, although charging was slow
- the frunk is silly. You lift the hood, then you lift the cover for the frunk. It is about 1/3 to 1/2 the capacity of the model 3 frunk
- the pickup in the car as nice 0 - "oh my" in under 1 second for the passenger (no names)
- the towing capacity is only 1900lbs - the gas and plug-in hybrid versions have 3500lb capacity. Both the recharge and the gas/hybrid versions weigh the same so I am unclear why the towing capacity is so low unless it is due to a hit on range that Volvo does not want us to realize.
- the trunk capacity is surprisingly big i can get my cooler and pair of boxes in without issue. Nothing under the floor like @Bigriver showed in pictures, save for a well for the charging cables and a scissor jack (and why a scissor jack? there is no spare on this car - so why a jack with no spare?
- the google voice control is as good as everyone says it is
- the Harmon Kardon sound system is not quite as good as the B&W system in my XC60
- no pneumatic suspension (which I have on my XC60) was missed
- no heat pump (next year with no ability as a later add-on for this year)
The use of this car would be for work travel and summer vacations on top of regular around town stuff.
Camping means towing a tent trailer or a small hard tops weighing about 2000-2700lbs - the recharge limit of 1900lbs will not do that. A utility trailer on the weekend for gravel or "stuff" would be fine, but not much more.
The work travel will be occasional long trips from the Vancouver area into Kelowna/Kamloops/Prince George to visit universities or network transit exchanges. There are no superchargers in those places, only j1772/ccs/chademo. Charging an empty Y on j1772 half way through the would require more patience than my wife claims I possess. Both the chademo and CCS adapters are a joke at 50KW limits.
Having a heat pump to reclaim and save battery would be good on those 10 hour trips, as would the pneumatic suspension. Lets be honest for a second and admit that I am almost 60 years old and every single morning it is a contest between the crippling lower back pain and getting to the toilet. Haven't had to crawl there yet, but i'll keep you posted.
So at the end of the day, while the xc40 recharge is a nice car, it does not yet check all the boxes. Add a heat pump and fix the towing capacity and it will be a lot closer. I can live without pneumatic suspension (although it is nice for long trips )
Because they're separate systems. Probably developed by separate teams. And very likely by separate companies. It's all to common in the typical automotive world. It's why so many adaptive cruise control systems are terrible, can only slow to a stop once, only work in a particular speed range, etc. It's why Tesla is so much better, because all their software is done in house, and most of their hardware too. The engineers can all work together. Same argument can be said for Apple for decades.
This is a common problem for all vehicles that rely on radar to detect cars and obstacles (yes, it's also a problem for Teslas, although less so now that they're increasingly relying on camera input as they continue developing autopilot). Radar can't reliably tell you the size or shape of an object - just the general direction.
Vehicle speedThe radar sensor's ability to detect a vehicle ahead is significantly reduced if the speed of the vehicle ahead differs greatly from your vehicle's speed.
I think that the XC40 is not there yet for you, as a Tesla owner with high expectations of a BEV.
It was a lovely, sunny day here and I took the opportunity to try to fulfill the homework assignment you gave to me. Executive summary: I failed to come up with a situation to make my Volvo have the problems you’ve described. Details described below.yes, the slowdown is often smoother, but when you get the opportunity - set ACC on a road with no one "way" ahead of you and see what happens when you come up to a light with a car already stopped. I have pretty consistent experience with the stopped car being detected far too late or not at all. My wife was visibly shaken as she screamed "why is the car speeding up" as it tried to regain the set speed as we barreled toward a line of cars all stopped at a light.
in retrospect, it was a fair question for her to ask, although I was purposely trying to see if the XC60 would detect a stopped lead car or not. For a second it did (car symbol flashed on) but when it flashed off a second later I hit the brakes hard. Yes, more screaming ... and deservedly so.
No, it doesn’t have the specific pictures and text you showed. It does have high level warnings that are essentially the same as Tesla’s as shown below.Does your online manual contain the same references to "Camera/radar sensor limitations"