Keeping your plug-in hybrid charged up
Our Twin Engine variants offer the ideal balance of high-performance driving and low emissions.
But they can only deliver these if their battery is charged up regularly. Here are some simple charging tips to help you.
Your hybrid charging cable options
Every Twin Engine comes with a 3-pin plug as standard. You can also upgrade to a Type 2 connector.
Plug directly into regular 3-pin wall sockets. Useful if you have no home charging point installed.
Comes as standard.
Charges at 2.3kW.
Type 2 connector
The most common type of electric car charging socket, with charging stations all over the country.
Upgrade at additional cost.
Works with most 3.7kW, 7.kW and 22kW charging stations.
Your hybrid charging options
|3-pin socket||2.3kW||5 hours|
|Type 2 “Slow”||3.7kW||3 hours|
|Type 2 “Fast”||7kW||3 hours|
|Type 2 “Rapid”||22kW||3 hours|
Hybrid charging costs less
A mile in a petrol car can cost anywhere from 12p – 21p. Charge up your plug-in hybrid every night and you can make daily savings – particularly on short journeys like your morning commute.
Cost to fully charge*
Maximum electric mileage range**
Cost per electric mile***
XC40 T5 Twin Engine £1.22 28.6 4.2p XC60 T8 Twin Engine £1.32 33.6 3.9p XC90 T8 Twin Engine £1.32 28.6 4.6p S60 T8 Twin Engine £1.32 36.0 3.7p S90 T8 Twin Engine £1.32 35.4 3.7p V60 T8 Twin Engine £1.32 36.7 3.6p V90 T8 Twin Engine £1.32 35.4 3.7p*Based on the average cost of electricity per kWh, 14.37p. May vary depending on your electricity rate.
**Depending on, amongst other things, driving style, temperature and climate, normal range for electric mode is as above. Specification dependent.
***Rounded up to the nearest decimal.
Advice for home charging
Just like plugging in your phone before you go to sleep, charging up your hybrid at night should become a part of your daily routine.
Install a wall box at your home
Although the 3-pin socket cable we supply can be plugged straight into your wall, we still recommend getting a professional to install a dedicated charging point at your home. This will give you access to safer and faster charging whenever you need it.
Save money with the OLEV grant
All our plug-in hybrids are eligible for the Government’s Electric Homecharge Scheme, which provides you grant funding of up to £500 or 75% of the cost of installing a charger at home.
Consider switching to renewable energy
If you’ve chosen a hybrid for environmental reasons, you can make it an even greener choice by switching your electricity supply to a renewable source (or even installing your own solar panels at home).
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Charging on the move
How to stay powered up
Use “B” gear to recuperate energy
Whilst in gear “B”, a Twin Engine will use even more regenerative braking to slow the car down and collect that energy to charge up its hybrid battery.
Search charging points with Zap-Map
There are now more electric charging stations in the UK than there are petrol stations. Explore just how extensive the country’s charging network is with a little help from Zap-Map.
Find a provider that suits you
On the move, different charging providers have different rates and prices. It’s worth researching which is right for you.