Our range of pure electric and plug-in hybrid cars
Discover our pure electric and plug-in hybrid cars. Designed for a better way to move through the world.
Luxury that cares
Experience the new luxury where instant power comes with low or zero tailpipe emissions. Volvo Recharge brings you technology, design and sustainable materials that elevate your drive.
Committed to safety
Since 1927, safety has been at the core of Volvo. And with the introduction of the Recharge car line, our ambition is to create the safest chargeable vehicles on the road. For people, and for their future.
Pure for real
Whether you go for a Recharge pure electric or plug-in hybrid car, you can drive it without any tailpipe emissions. Just select Pure electric drive mode in your plug-in hybrid to carry out your daily commute using purely the car’s electric motor.
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.
Cost of ownership of an electrified car can be significantly lower than that of an equivalent fuel car.
Cost of purchase
In many places, the cost of purchasing an electric vehicle is offset by tax incentives. Such benefits vary in different countries.
Cost of maintenance
With fewer moving mechanical parts and fluids, service and maintenance often costs less for an electric car.
Cost of daily use
For many people, charging is done mainly at home or at work. If you can do most of your charging at these places, the electricity to charge your car can cost significantly less than the fuel to drive the equivalent mileage.
When charging is not an option
Can’t charge your car? No problem. Explore our range of other powertrains. Choose a mild hybrid to take advantage of lower fuel consumption and a smooth drive.
Part of a sustainable picture. Our electric cars are just one piece of our wider ambitions for the future.
We launched a complete line of plug-in hybrids and pure electric cars, starting with our first pure electric SUV – the XC40 Recharge.
We aim for 50 percent of the cars we sell to be pure electric, and the rest hybrids.
We aspire to be climate-neutral across our full value chain, in line with the goals of the Paris Agreement.
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.