XC90 Plug-in Hybrid

Our future is electric

Discover our Recharge pure electric and plug-in hybrid cars – designed for a better drive and the vision of a climate neutral future. And if charging is not an option, explore our mild hybrids.

How electric are you?

Recharge pure electric

The full electric powertrain – for a silent, powerful and refined zero tailpipe emission driving experience.

Recharge plug-in hybrid

The powerful combination of an electric motor and petrol engine can allow zero tailpipe emission commuting in Pure electric mode, as well as fuel-efficient long-distance driving in Hybrid mode.

Electric charger connected to XC40 Pure electric in background

Volvo Recharge. Our journey towards the vision of a climate neutral future.

2019 - Volvo Cars Plug-in Hybrid technology available

All of our cars are available with plug-in hybrid technology. Introduction of mild hybrid powertrains – all newly launched Volvos will be electrified, either hybrids or fully electric. Announcement of Volvo Recharge – our ambition for a climate neutral future.

2020 - XC40 Recharge pure electric

Launch of a complete electrified carline of plug-in hybrids and pure electric cars, starting with our first pure electric SUV – the XC40 Recharge. Our aim is that around 20% of our annual car sales should be plug-in hybrids.

2025 - 50% pure electric cars, 50% Plug-in hybrids

Our ambition is that around 50% of the cars we sell should be pure electric by 2025, the other 50% to be hybrids.


Our vision is to be climate neutral across our full value chain, in line with the goals of the Paris Agreement.

Young couple walking next to XC40 Pure Electric

XC40 Recharge, sustainable mobility

Our first pure electric SUV arrives later in 2020. Combining true SUV styling, a high-performing electric powertrain, long range and smart practicality, you don’t have to compromise anymore to drive in a more sustainable way.

360 Concept, a new way to travel

Our fully autonomous concept car without a human driver hints at a future of travel that is autonomous, electric, connected and safe. This is unproductive travel time transformed to useful quality time.

More about 360 Concept
Volvo 360 Concept Car - Fully autonomous car

What do you want to know about electrification?

  • 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. And with our climate initiative “Volvo Recharge”, our vision is to be climate neutral across our full value chain, in line with the goals of the Paris Agreement.

  • When will all Volvo Cars powertrains be electrified?

    Our aim is that all our powertrains will be either mild hybrids, plug-in hybrids or battery electric cars by 2021.

  • What are the main benefits of an electrified powertrain over a conventional combustion engine?

    Electrified powertrains offer a range of benefits – from reducing emissions during driving and likely lower operating costs, to delivering a more refined drive and responsive acceleration feel on take-off.

  • Aren’t electrified powertrains more expensive than regular petrol or diesel engines?

    It depends. We will soon be offering a range of electrified powertrains that include mild hybrids, plug-in hybrids and pure electric cars. Fully electrified powertrains have likely lower operating costs, and falling battery costs makes even more sense to choose an electrified car.

  • How and where do I charge 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 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 electrified model.