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.

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.

Public fast charging stations

DC fast charging

Pure Electric

32 - 37

Typical time to charge from 10% to 80% (150kW)
Plug-in hybrid


Home, work, in public

AC charging

Pure Electric

7 - 8

Typical times to charge from 0% to 100% (11kW)
Plug-in hybrid

3 - 5

Typical times to charge from 0% to 100% (3.7kW)

Charging times will vary and are dependent on factors such as outdoor temperature, current battery temperature, charging equipment, battery condition and car condition.

Rear sideview of the C40 plugged into a wall charger
Charging a Volvo pure electirc

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%.

Partial view of Volvo seen from side in white interior environment charging at charging post
Charging a Volvo plug-in hybrid

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?

Plug-in hybrid cars use a lithium-ion battery, similar to, but smaller than, those used in pure electric cars.

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.

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.