Charging your Volvo
Discover how easy life with an electric car can be.
Charge in harmony with your life.
At home, at work, at your gym or your favourite grocery store.
Create your personal charging routines.
At home, at work, out with friends or taking a longer road trip. Wherever the day or night takes you and however you live, it’s easy to create charging routines that reflect your lifestyle and circumstances.
Charging at home
For easy no hassle charging at home, we recommend installing a stationary wallbox. With a wallbox it’s a case of plug-in, forget then come back and enjoy electric mobility.
Home charging cost
Our tool can help you calculate approximate charging costs for your Volvo *. Just use the sliders to add your yearly mileage and household energy costs per unit.
Some electricity suppliers offer cheaper electricity at specific times of day (usually late at night). Scheduling to charge your car at these times can help you reduce costs. It is often more sustainable to charge at these times too.
*Estimated charging costs shown are based on tests and calculations by Volvo Cars for the XC40 Recharge Twin or XC60 Recharge and may not reflect real life driving. Energy consumption of your vehicle depends on many factors such as driving conditions, driving style, climate etc. It is not possible to guarantee an exact figure, final vehicle certification is pending. The cost of charging your vehicle at home varies depending on the state you live in, your electricity rates, whether you charge during peak hours and the type of charger you use. You should contact your energy provider for details. This excludes the cost of the charger and all other costs associated with the installation and maintenance of your home charger and costs associated with using public charging networks.
How long does charging take?
Charging times for a full electric or plug-in hybrid Volvo can vary depending on the charging method used and model.
DC fast charging
7 - 9h
DC fast charging
7 - 9h
^ Charging times will vary and are dependent on factors such as outdoor temperature, current battery temperature, charging equipment, battery condition and car condition.
To make the most of the battery life in a pure 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%.
Regularly charging the battery to 100% is a great way to make the most of the electric range on plug-in hybrid. With a fuel engine also available, you can allow charge to get low without worry.
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What else do you want to know about charging?
Which kind of battery is used in plug-in hybrid cars?
Plug-in hybrid cars use a lithium-ion battery, similar to, but smaller than, those used in pure electric cars.
What is the range in pure electric mode of a plug-in hybrid car?
Depending on the model, a Volvo plug-in hybrid can manage your daily driving in pure electric mode with zero tailpipe emissions. If you can coordinate charging opportunities at work or other destinations, you can likely make most of your shorter trips entirely electric.
What kind of charging cables can I use for plug-in hybrid cars?
Our plug-in hybrids come with a charging cable which you can use to connect to household power for lightweight charging duty. The car can also be connected to the charging cables present at AC charging points and charging stations. For AC charging points without charging cables, you can complement with a separate cable for that purpose.