EFFICIENT POWER FROM VOLVO CARS
Electric cars - the future of mobility
Pure electric cars and plug-in hybrid technology will change the way you move.
A time for change
Volvo's electrified range
Technology that empowers people
Our designers have paid special attention to the form and features of our charging Wall Box. This optional accessory to your electrified Volvo car can be installed at your home by a qualified engineer, giving you the power you need to start your day.
Battery technology is advancing rapidly. It means that electric cars are now a viable and smart alternative to the internal combustion engine. We use Lithium-ion battery technology to power our plug-in hybrid cars. These batteries are designed to last the lifetime of the vehicle.
When you drive your plug-in hybrid or Pure Electric Volvo in Pure mode you will immediately notice something different: it is remarkably quieter than a car powered by a combustion engine. You’ll also notice increased take-off performance thanks to the instantaneous delivery of pure power to the wheels.
Frequently asked questions
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.
What are the main benefits of an electrified powertrain over a conventional combustion engine?
Electrified powertrains offer a range of benefits – from reducing emissions and fuel costs to delivering a more responsive acceleration feel on take-off.
Aren’t electrified powertrains more expensive than regular petrol or diesel engines?
It depends. We are offering a range of electrified powertrains that include, plug-in hybrids and pure electric cars. Electrified powertrains require less maintenance and have lower fuel consumption, and the cost of batteries is now reaching a point where it makes more sense to choose an electrified car.
What is a plug-in hybrid car?
A plug-in hybrid cars, also known as a PHEV is a car that uses both a conventional combustion engine and a battery-powered electric motor to provide power to the wheels.
What kind of battery is used in Volvo plug-in hybrid ?
Volvo Cars is currently using Lithium-ion battery packs in its plug-in hybrid cars. The battery is designed to last the lifetime of the car.
What is the pure electric range of a plug-in hybrid?
Our plug-in hybrid cars are designed to meet the average 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 is never an issue.
How and where do I recharge my 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 are becoming increasingly easy to find.
How long does it take to charge the battery?
Charging time depends greatly upon the source of power and the amperage it delivers. You will find specific charging times in the technical specifications for each available electrified model.
Which Volvo models are available with plug-in hybrid?
Our 90-series, 60-series, and XC40 are available with the plug-in hybrid technology.