Plug-in hybrid cars
Discover our range of plug-in hybrid cars.
Reduced tailpipe emissions. No compromises performance.
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 consumption, battery charge levels and average use of electricity compared with fuel.
* For MY22, the S90 Recharge and XC60 Recharge plug-in hybrids must be equipped with the Digital services package at delivery to enable the Volvo Cars app. The Digital services package comes with a four year subscription which provides full access to available applications and data. At the expiration of the four years, new terms and conditions will apply.
Compare Volvo plug-in hybrids
XC60 Rechargeplug-in hybrid
Medium, 5 seats
1055 x 776 x 960
54km(electric); 2.3-2.9 ltr/100km
XC90 Rechargeplug-in hybrid
Spacious, 6 to 7 seats
1130 x 889 x 1040
46 km(electric); 2.5-3.3 ltr/100km
V60 Rechargeplug-in hybrid
Medium, 5 seats
1138 x 731 x 1033
* The specified fuel consumption and range values were determined in accordance with WLTP. The actual range and fuel consumption achieved under real conditions varies depending on driving behaviour and other external factors.
Pure electric or hybrid? Your Volvo uses both for a more considerate drive.
A Volvo plug-in hybrid can be driven in Pure electric mode. This means that daily errands and commuting can be transformed into a more considerate drive with zero tailpipe emissions.
When your Volvo is in Hybrid mode, the car uses both the electric motor and internal combustion engine. In doing so, performance, range, fuel consumption and ride comfort are optimised.
Our plug-in hybrid models are powered by an electric motor and a combustion engine. Working together seamlessly, they deliver optimal efficiency, reduced tailpipe emissions and a smooth, powerful drive – and fuel consumption can be significantly reduced.
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 plug-in hybrids?
Volvo Cars is currently using Lithium-ion battery packs in its 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.
Which Volvo models are available as a Recharge plug-in hybrid car?
All our models are available with Recharge plug-in hybrid powertrain technology.
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 (Mode 2). 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 our 3-phase wallbox where available. Capable of charging up to 22 kW, this wallbox is also compatible with future generations of electric cars. For convenient and secure charging out of home, there’s also a Mode 3 charging cable 1-phase 16A available as an accessory. This cable is convenient to have on hand when there are no cables at the charging station. For more detailed information, please contact your Volvo car retailer.
Please note: the availability of charging equipment may vary depending on market.