Charging your Volvo

Discover how easy life can be with an electric car.

Charge in harmony with your life.
At home, at work, at your gym or your favourite grocery store.

Create your personal charging routines.

At home, at work, out with friends or taking a longer road trip. Wherever the day or night takes you and however you live, it’s easy to create charging routines that reflect your lifestyle and circumstances.

Charging at home

Enjoy no hassle charging at home. With a wallbox it’s a case of plug-in, forget, then come back and enjoy electric mobility.

Home charging cost

Our tool can help you calculate approximate charging costs for your Volvo. Just use the sliders to add your yearly mileage and household energy costs per unit.

Estimated charging costs*
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Yearly mileage

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Household energy cost

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Volvo charging at charging post in interior environmentScheduled charging

Some electricity suppliers offer cheaper electricity at specific times of day (usually late at night). Scheduling to charge your car at these times can help you reduce costs. It is often more sustainable to charge at these times too.

*Estimated charging costs shown are based on WLTP data for the XC40 Recharge Twin and XC60 Recharge may not reflect real life driving. Energy consumption depends on many factors such as driving conditions, driving style, climate etc. It is not possible to guarantee an exact figure.

How long does charging take?

Charging times for a full electric or plug-in hybrid Volvo can vary depending on the charging method used and model.

Public fast charging stations

DC fast charging

Pure Electric

32 - 37

min
Typical time to charge from 10% to 80% (150kW)
Plug-in hybrid

n/a

Home, work, in public

AC charging

Pure Electric

7 - 8

h
Typical times to charge from 0% to 100% (11kW)
Plug-in hybrid

3 - 5

h
Typical times to charge from 0% to 100% (3.7kW)
At home

Household to car AC

Pure Electric

36 - 40

h
Typical time to charge from 0% to 100% (11kW) with a 10A fuse
Plug-in hybrid

4 - 8

h
Typical time to charge from 0% to 100% (3.7kW) with a 10A fuse
Public fast charging stations

DC fast charging

Pure Electric

32 - 37

min
Typical time to charge from 10% to 80% (150kW)
Plug-in hybrid

n/a

Home, work, in public

AC charging

Pure Electric

7 - 8

h
Typical times to charge from 0% to 100% (11kW)
Plug-in hybrid

3 - 5

h
Typical times to charge from 0% to 100% (3.7kW)
At home

Household to car AC

Pure Electric

36 - 40

h
Typical time to charge from 0% to 100% (11kW) with a 10A fuse
Plug-in hybrid

4 - 8

h
Typical time to charge from 0% to 100% (3.7kW) with a 10A fuse

Charging times will vary and are dependent on factors such as outdoor temperature, current battery temperature, charging equipment, battery condition and car condition.

Partial view of rear side of Volvo XC40 charging at charging post
Charging a Volvo pure electirc

To make the most of the battery life in a pure electric car, we recommend AC charging the battery up to 90% capacity for typical daily driving and preferably not letting the charge fall below 20%.

Partial view of Volvo seen from side in white interior environment charging at charging post
Charging a Volvo plug-in hybrid

Regularly charging the battery to 100% is a great way to make the most of the electric range on plug-in hybrid. With a fuel engine also available, you can allow charge to get low without worry.

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Plug-in hybrid cars use a lithium-ion battery, similar to, but smaller than, those used in pure electric cars.

Depending on the model, a Volvo plug-in hybrid can manage your daily driving in pure electric mode with zero tailpipe emissions. If you can coordinate charging opportunities at work or other destinations, you can likely make most of your shorter trips entirely electric.

Our plug-in hybrids come with a charging cable which you can use to connect to household power for lightweight charging duty. The car can also be connected to the charging cables present at AC charging points and charging stations. For AC charging points without charging cables, you can complement with a separate cable for that purpose.