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Volvo Fully Electric & Plug-in Hybrid Cars

Explore electrification

Pure electric is powered by a high-voltage battery and dual electric motors with zero tailpipe emissions and less noise. Plug-in hybrid combines a electric motor and combustion engine requiring less gasoline and lower tailpipe emissions. Browse our next-generation models and discover the everyday benefits that come with driving a Volvo electric car.

 

EX30

Fully Electric

EX90

Fully Electric

EX40 Recharge

Fully Electric

C40 Recharger

Fully Electric

XC90 Recharge

Plug-in Hybrid

XC60 Recharge

Plug-in Hybrid

S90 Recharge

Plug-in Hybrid

S60 Recharge

Plug-in Hybrid

V60 Recharge

Plug-in Hybrid

 

Charging a fully electric Volvo

To make the most of the battery life in a fully electric car, we recommend AC charging the battery up to 90% capacity for typical daily driving and preferably not letting the charge fall below 20%.

Charging a Volvo plug-in hybrid

Regularly charging the battery to 100% is a great way to make the most of the electric range in a plug-in hybrid. With a gas engine also available, you can allow charge to get low without worry.

Take the guesswork out of charging

Stress less about charging with the Volvo Cars app. Simple displays and controls help you find public chargers, check charging status, schedule charging and more. Learn about more time-saving app features.


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Engineered for more confident electric driving.

Easily integrate charging into your daily routine with a little help from your fully electric Volvo car.

 

Go further on a single charge

Our next-generation powertrains and rapid onboard chargers are engineered to deliver more range on a single charge and make every top-up more efficient.

Never miss a chance to charge

Get automatic charging reminders on the road when your battery hits 20%. You can also get reminders when you don’t plug in at saved charging locations via the Volvo Cars App.

Optimize every charge

Select a charging station, and your car will heat or cool the battery to the optimal temperature for rapid charging. You don’t have to do anything. Battery pre-conditioning is automatic when your car has a 20% charge or more.

 

Innovative batteries. On the cutting edge of energy.

Our commitment to safety extends to electric car batteries. That’s why we develop and produce the battery packs and systems used in our range of fully electric cars. Using Battery Management Systems, we also monitor and regulate how batteries function during normal operation. Batteries are the most carbon-intensive component in our electric cars, Volvo manages the entire production and recycling chain to ensure the most circular process as and avoid batteries going to landfills at the end of their lives.

 

8-year battery warranty

New Volvo electric cars have an extended battery warranty valid for eight years or 160,000 km (or whichever comes first). During the warranty period, we guarantee 70% state-of-health, an indicator of the battery’s energy storage capacity. That means a high level of performance, guaranteed.

 

Maximising range in your electric car during winter
Preheat the battery, check tyre pressure, and set the cabin temperature correctly – discover our best tips for using your electric car efficiently in winter.

Brush and scrape first
Before you hit the road, brush off the snow and ice from your car to avoid aerodynamic impact and prevent any impact on your range due to added weight. Driving a car covered in thick layers of snow can also obstruct visibility and lights, affecting driving performance. Ice and snow may melt slower on an electric car since there is no heat from a combustion engine.

Preheat your car
We know we've said it before, but it doesn’t hurt to say it again – don't forget to preheat your electric car. A warm battery doesn't go through unnecessary energy-consuming processes to find its best operating conditions. If possible, always park your car in a heated garage. It saves you energy compared to parking outside in the cold. Also consider preheating the car while it's still charging. Unlike cars with internal combustion engines, you don’t have to worry about emissions when preheating an electric car in enclosed spaces.

When you stop your electric car, the battery is usually warm and in optimal conditions to receive energy. So connect your electric car directly to a charging station before it cools down too much. Once the car is warm, the battery doesn't need to use extra energy to heat the cabin. When the battery is warm, it can efficiently accept the energy generated by one-pedal driving when you start your journey.

Keep an eye on tyre pressure
In colder weather, your tire pressure can drop, leading to more resistance on road and higher energy consumption. So, make sure to keep an eye on tyre pressure in winter to maximise your driving range. Tire pressure link: https://www.volvocars.com/intl/news/safety/how-to-check-tyre-pressure/

Use seat and steering wheel heaters
You don’t have to always heat up the entire cabin to ensure a cosy driving environment in cold weather. Seat and steering wheel heaters are energy efficient and can provide a comfortable climate without heating the entire cabin.

Drive on ploughed and smooth roads
Always try to avoid unploughed and snowy roads for better energy efficiency. Use the Range Assistant feature in your electric Volvo cars to identify energy-draining driving conditions.

Drive smoothly and plan ahead
Keep a steady speed and opt for gentle braking instead of sudden and forceful stops. This not only helps extend your driving range but also enhances traffic safety in winter conditions.

Use one-pedal mode wisely
The One Pedal Drive mode with its regenerative braking is a convenient and energy-efficient feature for city driving and at lower speeds.

However, when driving at higher speeds like on the highway, it's more energy-efficient to coast and minimise unnecessary braking. Although regenerative braking can recover some energy, it always requires more energy to accelerate back to the previous speed.

Five modes to tailor your drive.
Switch between drive modes at the touch of a button. The electric motor and petrol engine are designed to work together in perfect harmony for seamless hybrid performance.

Pure
Electrify your everyday commute by driving in Pure mode. You’ll get a smoother, quieter drive with zero tailpipe emissions.

Hybrid
Settle into Hybrid mode, and your car will use both the electric motor and internal combustion engine. Get top performance, electric range, fuel efficiency and comfort without a second thought.

Power
Shift into Power mode for sporty driving with a faster acceleration response. The electric motor and petrol engine work in combination for maximum performance and driving stability.

AWD
Engage AWD mode when driving in slippery conditions or towing a high payload to gain extra traction and stability. We’ve developed a more powerful rear electric motor and improved the AWD characteristics designed to give you more confidence on the road.

Off Road
Activate Off Road mode in challenging road conditions below 40km/h. This helps you stay in control by optimising acceleration, steering and transmission with locked AWD and Hill Descent Control. This is applicable for XC models only.

 

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*Pricing, specification and technical information is subject to change. Estimated charging times are provided as a reference only. Actual charging times will vary based on battery state of charge, driving behaviour, battery condition, current, resistance, and ambient temperature, available voltage, and charging frequency.