Volvo Recharge Plug-in hybrid technology
Introducing our Volvo Twin Engines
Otherwise known as plug-in hybrids or plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs).
What is a plug-in hybrid?
A traditional combustion engine combined with a battery-powered electric motor.
How are they charged?
By being plugged in, or through regenerative braking whilst on the move.
Can they run solely on electric power?
Yes. For short journeys of up to 30 miles, dependent on the model.
Same car, smaller footprint
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Freely go wherever life leads
Charge up fully in as little as three hours for a combined electric and fuel range of over 700 miles.
So there’s no need to worry how far your battery will take you.
Volvo On Call: a touch easier
Our smartphone app offers all kinds of functionality. But it’s a particularly useful tool for Volvo plug-in hybrid owners: 1. Check the status and available range of your battery. 2. Plan and schedule charging times
Drive however you choose
Switch drive modes to suit your journey or your mood. Our Recharge Plug-in hybrids give you options at the touch of a button.
Travel short journeys solely on electric power. For many people, a fully charged battery will get them to work fuel free and exhaust emissions free.
Lets the Twin Engine optimise itself, balancing petrol and electric input for maximum efficiency and minimum emissions.
For high performance driving on command. Experience the full 390hp of both engines working in harmony.
Recharge Plug-in hybrids made for people
The human race inspires us. We hope our cars can pass that inspiration on to you.
What the industry thinks
"As well as delivering low running costs, this plug-in hybrid version of the XC90 is the quickest model in the line-up, showing what a brilliant all-rounder, it is.”
Steve Huntingford, What Car? Editor
What our customers think
“The hybrid engine means we can drive economically with very low emissions…the build quality, ride quality and technical features are all fantastic – feels more like an aircraft than a car.”
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Discover our Recharge Plug-in hybrid offers
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