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?

Young girl with a football walking towards her mother standing in front of a Volvo XC90 Recharge plug-in hybrid.

For everyday trips

With our plug-in hybrids, you can make sure many of your everyday journeys are pure electric.

A Volvo XC60 Recharge plug-in hybrid driving on a curvy road at sunset.

For longer journeys

Whenever you need to go on a longer journey, hybrid mode has you covered.

Regenerative braking

Energy created when braking is harnessed and stored in the car’s battery for future use, allowing you to drive more sustainably and economically .

Compare Volvo plug-in hybrids

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XC60 Recharge

plug-in hybrid

Medium, 5 seats

1055 x 776 x 960

Up to 58km

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XC90 Recharge

plug-in hybrid

Spacious, 6 to 7 seats

1130 x 889 x 1040

Up to 53km

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S60 Recharge

plug-in hybrid

Medium, 5 seats

996 x 485 x 1005

Up to 64km

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S90 Recharge

plug-in hybrid

Spacious, 5 seats

1024 x 373 x 1149

Up to 61km

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V60 Recharge

plug-in hybrid

Medium, 5 seats

1138 x 731 x 1033

7.2-8.0 l/100km

Explore electrification

Discover more about owning and driving a Volvo Recharge car.

What else do you want to know about Volvo plug-in hybrids?

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.

Volvo Cars is currently using Lithium-ion battery packs in its Recharge plug-in hybrid cars.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.