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Thinking about going electric?

Volvo Recharge. Responsible Luxury

We introduce Volvo Recharge - our new line of advanced pure electric and plug-in hybrid cars, designed to give you a refined and more sustainable driving experience. The cars you trust to protect your family, now also help protect their future. 

Every new Volvo car we launch will be electrified. Today, we are the only traditional carmaker to offer plug-in hybrid options on all our models. And over the next five years, we will launch five new fully electric cars. It is our ambition that by 2025, half of the cars we sell will be electric.

Recharge Pure Electric 

Introducing Volvo Pure Electric 

Volvo Pure Electric XC40 Recharge

The first pure electric Volvo SUV  the XC40 Recharge is here. Designed for the way you live, and built to help keep you and the planet safer. It has an electric range of 259 miles* can be 80% charged in 40 minutes** and has Google built-in. 

Volvo C40 Recharge

The new C40 Recharge will be launched later in 2021. It is our first pure-electric crossover. with an electric range of 260 miles*, is 100% leaner free and has Google built-in. The C40 is currently available to order online.

Cost of ownership

The cost of ownership of an electrified car is significantly lower than that of an equivalent fuel car. 

Cost of maintenance
With fewer moving mechanical parts and fluids, service and maintenance often cost less for an electric car.
Cost of daily use
For many people, charging is done mainly at home or at work. If you can do most of your charging at these places, the electricity to charge your car can cost significantly less than the fuel to drive the equivalent mileage.

How much could you save?
If you are considering the more to electric and want to understand what that means for your pocket and environment? Use our calculator tool to compare our electric and hybrid cars against their petrol and diesel counterparts and see what the cost of ownership looks like. 

What are the main benefits of an electrified power train over a conventional combustion engine?
Electrified powertrains offer a range of benefits - from reducing emissions during driving and likely lower operating costs, to deliver a more refined drive and responsive acceleration on take-off. 

How safe is an electric car?
All battery-electric cars undergo the same tests as petrol and diesel cars. In Europe, Euro NCAP has long been the benchmark for car safety. Tests have also become even tougher with new demands on, among other things, auto brakes. At Volvo, all cars in the entire models' range have received the highest marks in their respective tests. And with the advanced safety technology of the XC40 Recharge pure electric, we introduce one of the world's safest electric cars. 

How and where do I recharge my electric car?
Most people charge their cars at home overnight, with a charging wall box in their carport, garage, or driveway. Others have the possibility to charge their car at work or at public charging stations, which in many areas are becoming increasingly easier to find.

Volvo battery recharge time

How long does it take to charge the battery?
Charging times will vary and are dependent on factors such as outdoor temperature, current battery temperature, charging equipment, battery condition, and car condition. The XC40  Recharge can be 80% charged in 40 minutes** and the C40 Recharge can be *0% charged in 33 minutes**.

Recharge Plug-in Hybrids

Volvo Twin Engines

Introducing our Volvo Twin Engines
Otherwise known as plug-in hybrids or plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs). 

What is a plug-in hybrid?
A traditional combustion engine combined with a battery-powered electric motor.

Which Volvo models are available as a Twin Engine plug-in hybrid car?
All our models are available with Twin Engine plug-in hybrid powertrain technology.

How are they charged?
By being plugged in, or through regenerative braking whilst on the move.

Can they run solely on electric power?
Yes. For short journeys of up to 30 miles, dependent on the model.

Same car, smaller footprint
With CO2 emissions of 55g/km or less, our plug-in hybrids are a more conscientious choice. Over a 10 mile commute to work and back, you could save up to 46 bathtubs of CO2 every week compared to competitor petrol or diesel models.

Volvo Fuel Cost-saving calculator 

Click on the link to see how much of a fuel cost saving you could make on some of our latest plug-in hybrid models -  Volvo fuel cost saving calculator

 

Volvo Cars’ Twin Engine plug-in hybrids

What kind of battery is used in Volvo Cars’ Twin Engine plug-in hybrids? 
Volvo Cars are currently using Lithium-ion battery packs in its Twin Engine cars.

What is the pure electric range of a plug-in hybrid car?
Our Twin Engine plug-in hybrids are designed to meet many people’s daily commuting needs. The purely electric range is up to 30 miles. This varies depending upon model, driving style, topography and road conditions. The main benefit of a plug-in hybrid is that you always have the petrol engine as back-up between charges, so range should not be an issue.

How and where do I recharge my plug-in hybrid car?
Most people charge their cars at home overnight, with a charging wall box in their carport, garage, or driveway. Others have the possibility to charge their car at work or at public charging stations, which in many areas are becoming increasingly easier to find.

How long does it take to charge the battery?
Charging times will vary and are dependent on factors such as outdoor temperature, current battery temperature, charging equipment, battery condition, and car condition. You will find specific charging times in the technical specifications for each available plug-in hybrid model.  The 0 - 100% charging times are between 2 - 5 hours. 

What is the difference between a mild hybrid, a full hybrid, and a plug-in hybrid?

  • A mild hybrid uses the electric motor to assist the combustion engine.
  • A plug-in hybrid can be recharged by literally plugging it into a home charging station or using a public charging station. A plug-in hybrid offers a greater pure electric range thanks to a larger battery pack and electric motor. A plug-in hybrid will meet the daily commuting needs of many people.
  • A full hybrid has a larger electric motor and battery than a mild hybrid. A full hybrid can power the car using the electric motor for short distances and recharges its battery using the engine or through regenerative braking. 

For further information on our plug-in hybrid range speak to our sales team on 01202 065555 or sales@volvocarspoole.co.uk

 

* Range is according to WLTP driving cycles and real-world range may vary.

**Fast charging DC up to 150 kW under optimal charging conditions. Charging times are dependent on factors such as outdoor temperature, current battery temperature, charging equipment, battery condition, and car condition.

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