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.

Electric most of the time

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

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

Hybrid when you need it

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

Reduced tailpipe emissions.

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.

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

Seats
Trunk capacity
Efficiency/Range*

Compact, 5 seats

1004 x 746 x 887

2.1 l/100km (combined) / 45 km (electric)

Medium, 5 seats

1055 x 776 x 960

1 l/100km (combined) / 77 km (electric)

Spacious, 6 to 7 seats

1130 x 889 x 1040

1.3 l/100km (combined) / 68 km (electric)

Medium, 5 seats

996 x 485 x 1005

59km (electric); 1.5-2.3 litre/100km

Spacious, 5 seats

1024 x 373 x 1149

58km(electric); 1.7-2.4 litre/100km

Medium, 5 seats

1138 x 731 x 1033

59km(electric);1.5-2.3 litre/100km

Spacious, 5 seats

1100 x 759 x 1153

54km(electric); 1.7-2.4 litre/100km

* 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.

A Volvo XC60 Recharge plug-in hybrid driving in an urban environment with trees in the background.
A Volvo XC90 Recharge plug-in hybrid parked in front of a building.
A Volvo XC90 Recharge plug-in hybrid seen from behind driving on a road in the countryside.
A Volvo XC60 Recharge plug-in hybrid driving in an urban environment with trees in the background.

Go the distance with confidence

Our latest plug-in hybrids come with extended electric range to cover more journeys. Just make sure to top up the battery before take-off to maximise the distance.

A Volvo XC90 Recharge plug-in hybrid parked in front of a building.

Potential savings in the long run

With extended electric range, you can now do more journeys on pure electric. This can not only help reduce running costs, but also the impact on the environment.

A Volvo XC90 Recharge plug-in hybrid seen from behind driving on a road in the countryside.

Takes you from A all the way to B

Go electric without worrying about charging points along the way. For longer drives, the engines work together for increased efficiency and performance.

Extended electric range in our S60, V60, XC60, S90, V90, and XC90 Recharge plug-in hybrid models starting from model year 2022 compared to previous model years.

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.

All our models are available with Recharge plug-in hybrid powertrain technology.

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.