Recharge Plug-in hybrids

A plug-in hybrid for every model

Choose hybrid efficiency, zero emissions or up to 390hp. Our most versatile powertrain lets you drive your way.

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

With CO2 emissions of 55g/km or less, our plug-in hybrids are a more conscientious choice. Over a 10 mile commute to work and back, you could save up to 46 bathtubs of CO2 every week compared to competitor petrol or diesel models.
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The petrol/diesel default figures are based on the UK average costs and the electricity default costs are based on the average cost of electric per kWh, 14.37P. The electric range for each model is may not reflect real life driving results, which will depend upon a number of factors including the starting charge of the battery, accessories fitted (post-registration), variations in weather, driving styles and vehicle load. The information provided is for guidance only and should not be relied upon.

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.

Pure mode

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.

Hybrid mode

Lets the Twin Engine optimise itself, balancing petrol and electric input for maximum efficiency and minimum emissions.

Power mode

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.”
Mark, Grantham

Meet more defiant pioneers

Watch the Volvo & Sky Atlantic films series on some of the groundbreaking individuals changing the world with the same spirit of innovation that we bring to our plug-in hybrids.

Discover our Recharge Plug-in hybrid offers

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