Plug-in hybrid cars
Discover our range of plug-in hybrid cars.
Electric cars with a backup plan
What if we didn't just look at the number of electric cars, but the number of electric journeys we enable?
For everyday trips
With our plug-in hybrids, you can make sure many of your everyday journeys are pure electric.
For longer journeys
Whenever you need to go on a longer journey, hybrid mode has you covered.
Reduced tailpipe emissions. No compromises performance.
All our plug-in hybrid models deliver a powerful, responsive drive with smooth, quiet acceleration. You can also choose from multiple driving modes to fine tune your ride.
Using the Volvo Cars app, you can monitor average fuel consumption, battery charge levels and average use of electricity compared with fuel.
Energy created when braking is harnessed and stored in the car’s battery for future use, allowing you to drive more sustainably and economically .
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Go the distance with confidence
Our latest plug-in hybrids come with extended electric range to cover more journeys. Just make sure to top up the battery before take-off to maximise the distance.
Potential savings in the long run
With extended electric range, you can now do more journeys on pure electric. This can not only help reduce running costs, but also the impact on the environment.
Takes you from A all the way to B
Go electric without worrying about charging points along the way. For longer drives, the engines work together for increased efficiency and performance.
Extended electric range in our S60, V60, XC60, S90, V90, and XC90 Recharge plug-in hybrid models starting from model year 2022 compared to previous model years.
What else do you want to know about Volvo plug-in hybrids?
What is a plug-in hybrid car?
A plug-in hybrid car, also known as a PHEV (Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle), is a car that uses both a conventional petrol engine and a battery-powered electric motor to provide power to the wheels.
What kind of battery is used in the Volvo Recharge plug-in hybrids?
Volvo Cars is currently using Lithium-ion battery packs in its Recharge plug-in hybrid cars.
What is the pure electric range of a plug-in hybrid car?
Our Recharge plug-in hybrids are designed to meet many people’s daily commuting need. Range will of course vary 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 charge my plug-in hybrid car?
Most people charge their cars at home overnight, with a charging wall box in their carport or garage. 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.
What is the difference between a mild hybrid, a full hybrid and a plug-in hybrid?
A mild hybrid, which can’t be charged via a cable, uses an integrated starter generator to assist the combustion engine. 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. 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.
What charging cables are available for my Volvo Recharge plug-in hybrid car?
Your Volvo Recharge plug-in hybrid comes with a standard charging cable that meets high electrical safety requirements. Available in different variants (6A, 8A or 10A depending on market), this 7 m cable allows up to 1.4–2.3 kW charging via a household socket. For really convenient and faster charging at home we recommend installing a ChargePoint Home Flex wallbox where available. Capable of charging up to 12 kW, this wallbox is also compatible with future generations of electric cars.
For more detailed information, please contact your Volvo car retailer. Always consult a licensed electrician for any home installations.