Our range of pure electric and plug-in hybrid cars
Sometimes quiet is the most powerful way to go, with zero tailpipe emissions and less noise at all speeds. Powered by a high-voltage battery and dual electric motors, our XC40 Recharge pure electric is pure progress for the road ahead.
Less petrol, more purpose. In our Recharge plug-in hybrids, an electric motor and combustion engine team together for a choice of pure electric mode, power mode and hybrid mode, giving you total driving control and lower tailpipe emissions.
What is Volvo Recharge?
Our pure electric cars
Uncompromised Volvo spirit meets zero tailpipe emissions - and with our commitment to responsible luxury in mind, we strive to make greater use of recycled and bio-based materials and minimise waste.
Google built in
With Google built in, a Volvo electric car seamlessly connects you and your digital life. The car also receives automatic over the air updates.
A space for life
The roomy interior of our electric cars can comfortably accommodate you, your life and whoever you choose to share it with.
Discover more about owning and driving a Volvo Recharge car.
Our plug-in hybrids
Energy created when braking is harnessed and stored in the car’s battery for future use, allowing you to drive more sustainably and economically.
Power on command
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.
Track your energy consumption
Using the Volvo Cars app, you can monitor average fuel consunption, battery charge levels and average use of electricity compared with fuel over the previous 7 day period or longer.
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.
What do you want to know about Volvo Recharge?
Why has Volvo Cars decided to move to electric powertrains?
We have been innovating in the field of electric powertrains since the 1970s. For us this is a natural progression in terms of technology and a clear statement of our commitment towards sustainable mobility and the reduction of emissions. Our ambition is to reduce our carbon footprint by 40% per car by 2025 compared to 2018. And to be climate neutral by 2040.
What are the main benefits of an electrified powertrain over a conventional combustion engine?
Electrified powertrains offer a range of benefits – from reducing tailpipe emissions during driving and likely lower operating costs, to delivering a more refined drive and responsive acceleration feel on take-off.
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 the electric motor 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. A plug-in hybrid will meet the daily commuting needs of many people.
Which Volvo models are available as a Recharge plug-in hybrid car?
As from 2019, all our models are available with Recharge plug-in hybrid powertrain technology.
How safe is an electric car?
All battery electric cars undergo the same tests as petrol or diesel cars. In Europe, Euro NCAP has long been the benchmark for car safety. Test have also become even tougher with new demands on, among other things, auto brakes. At Volvo, all cars in the entire model 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.