Charging your Volvo

Discover how easy life with an electric car can be.

Charge in harmony with your life.
At home, at work, at your gym or your favorite 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 our wallbox it’s a case of plug-in, forget then come back and enjoy electric mobility.

Volvo charging at charging post in interior environmentScheduled charging

Some electricity suppliers offer less expensive 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 for illustrative purposes only and based on EPA estimated ranges for the XC40 Recharge Twin and MY23 XC60 Recharge and may not reflect real life outcomes. The monthly rate shown is the 12 month average taken from the annual mileage and household energy cost you input. Energy consumption depends on many factors such as driving conditions, driving style, climate, etc. Exact amounts are not guaranteed.

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

37

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

n/a

Home, work, in public

AC charging

Pure Electric

8

h
Typical times to charge from 0-100% on 240 V 48 A
Plug-in hybrid

5

h
Typical times to charge from 0-100% on 240V 16A
Public fast charging stations

DC fast charging

Pure Electric

37

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

n/a

Home, work, in public

AC charging

Pure Electric

8

h
Typical times to charge from 0-100% on 240 V 48 A
Plug-in hybrid

5

h
Typical times to charge from 0-100% on 240V 16A

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 electric

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.

At home and on the road

Together with our partners, we make electrified living easier.

Mans hand charging Volvo with Chargepoint

Your key to convenience charging.

Volvo Car USA offers a variety of charging options for electrified and hybrid vehicles.

Man charging Volvo SUV front view

Installations by Qmerit

Once you have purchased a home charger for your Volvo, connect with our partners at Qmerit to schedule a professional install. (By clicking on this link you are leaving the Volvo Cars website and you will be directed to the Qmerit website and subject to its terms of use.)

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What else do you want to know about charging?

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.