Electric Volvo SUVs & Hybrid Volvo SUVs


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It has been said that the future can be hard to see, but for us, the lineup of new Volvo hybrid SUVs makes things crystal clear. You'll be stepping into a future with safety, style, and sustainability when you take home any of our new Volvo electric SUVs. With signature luxury and inspired performance leading the way, Volvo Cars is redefining what it means to offer its drivers survivability in the times ahead.

We'll still protect you and yours as we always have. But we'll do it while protecting our most precious resource of all. To show you how these new vehicles embrace that future, we've put together this comprehensive page to outline the technology, EV resources, and ownership details that will make any doubts about owning electrified vehicles a thing of the past.

Volvo PHEV SUVs, Volvo BEV SUVs, Volvo MHEV SUVs & the Alphabet Soup of Electrification

Volvo Cars has set an initial goal to have at least half of its sales include electrified vehicles by 2025. So how does Volvo Cars stack the odds in its favor toward meeting that goal? Ensure that all new Volvo vehicles will be electrified in some shape or form. Many reading this know that electrified vehicles have been on the road for 20 years now. Mainly as hybrids. But what to make of all these new variants such as mild-hybrids (MHEVs), plug-in hybrids (PHEVs), battery electric vehicles (BEVs), and fully electric vehicles (EVs). Is there a difference? Is one better than the other? Let's clear up some of the terminology:

  • Hybrid Vehicles - This type of electric vehicle is the fork in the road for the rest of the electrified vehicle family tree. These vehicles offered a tandem battery/internal combustion engine that was self-charging. Both power sources aided in propulsion.

  • Plug-In Hybrid Vehicles - As the name might suggest, any Volvo plug-in hybrid SUV, car, or wagon offers external charging. A unique advantage with this type of electrified vehicle is that you can drive them as you would a conventional hybrid vehicle or switch on-demand to fully electric mode. The average pure electric range for a Volvo plug-in hybrid SUV, car, or wagon, is about 20 miles.1 And to simplify, we commonly refer to our PHEVs as "hybrids." If external charging isn't available, your gas engine will take over without any required input from you once your battery is depleted.

  • Mild Hybrid Vehicles - This type of electrified vehicle is not to be confused with a conventional hybrid. A conventional hybrid vehicle uses combustion and electricity to move the vehicle forward. In a mild hybrid vehicle, electrification is applied to the engine exclusively. This technology reduces strain and load on the engine, which allows for smooth acceleration, increased performance, and improved mpg.

  • Battery Electric Vehicles - Is a bit of an old-school way of saying EV (or electric vehicle). BEVs and EVs are one and the same. Neither makes use of an internal combustion engine and is fully electrified. Self-charging occurs through regenerative braking, but this action prolongs battery life. It doesn't recharge the battery fully. External charging will always be required.

Volvo Hybrid SUVs. Ownership FAQs, Up Close & Personal

No matter where you live, electrification is easier than ever. The national network of charging stations is growing all the time. Considering the fact that all Volvo electric SUVs, cars, and wagons are fast-charge ready, you can be on your way again before you finish that sandwich and stretch your legs afterward. Let's take a look at some more EV and PHEV ownership details:

Spoiler alert! Free charging is available everywhere!

Search the internet for "free EV charging near me," wherever you are. Chances are you'll find plenty of public charging stations that offer you free charging. When's the last time you found a free gas station?

Currently, the Volvo XC40 Recharge is the only fully electrified Volvo SUV. That said, the all-new Volvo C40 Recharge SUV is available to reserve right now, and the flagship Volvo XC90 will see an all-electric trim for the 2022 model year.

In a sense, all of them will be hybrids as all models will implement mild-hybrid technology. But current Volvo hybrid SUVs with plug-in capabilities are the Volvo XC60 and Volvo XC90 only.

Yes! Reservations can be made right now for the all-new Volvo C40 Recharge, one of our latest Volvo electric SUVs. Keep your eyes peeled in 2022, as the Volvo XC90 will also offer a fully electrified trim.

BEV is another way to describe a fully electrified vehicle or EV. You can use those initialisms interchangeably. PHEV stands for plug-in hybrid electric vehicle and indicates the vehicle's ability to be charged from an external source.

Currently, the Volvo XC40 Recharge is rated at 402 horsepower. If you look at PHEV models from our in-house performance division, you can see other electrified models topping out at 415 horsepower.

They sure can! When properly equipped, the Volvo XC40 Recharge can tow up to 3,307 lbs. Other Volvo hybrid SUVs can tow up to 5,000 lbs. when properly equipped. Either of these capacities should be enough for a trailer, small watercraft, campers, or ATVs.

The current price for the fully electric Volvo XC40 Recharge has an MSRP starting at $55,300.2 Pricing of forthcoming other Volvo electric SUVs in the same size class (like the Volvo C40 Recharge) are comparable.

You can take home one of our Volvo hybrid SUVs for an MSRP starting at as little as $54,250.2 You'll enjoy a wide range of seating configurations, exceptional standard equipment, and lavish comfort options.

Someone please describe Level 1, 2, and 3 charging for me. Simply.

Okay, no problem! In short, Level 1 charging happens at home or the office from a conventional wall plug. Level 2 charging is the most common type of public charging while out and about. Charging capabilities are faster. Level 2 chargers are also available to install at home at a nominal cost through our preferred charge partner ChargePoint and Qmerit. Level 3 charging is the fastest type of charging and is not compatible with any Volvo vehicle at this time.

Volvo XC40 Recharge EV

2021 Volvo XC40 Recharge

The Volvo XC40 Recharge ushers in the future of electrification for all Volvo vehicles. With distinctive Scandinavian style, less is definitely more as your Volvo XC40 Recharge takes way less from the planet while giving you more thrills mile after emission-free mile.

  • P8 Propulsion System
  • 402 horsepower
  • EPA-estimated range 223 mi1
  • 3,307 lbs. towing
  • Seats five
  • 0-60 4.7 sec

Volvo C40 Recharge EV

2021 Volvo C40 Recharge

The Volvo C40 pushes the envelope of respectful design. Made without the use of any animal materials, the Volvo C40 also boasts a new type of pixel LED lighting that enhances visibility while caring for the eyes of oncoming drivers.

  • P8 Propulsion System
  • 402 horsepower
  • Estimated range 200+ mi3
  • Reservations now open
  • Seats five
  • 0-60 4.5 sec

Volvo XC60 Recharge PHEV

2021 Volvo XC60 Recharge

This is the model that defies all limitations. If you are a family on the move, everything about this model is right for you. Standard keyless entry, standard power liftgate, and convenient smart-device remote starting are only the beginning.

  • T8 Propulsion System
  • 400 horsepower - 415 horsepower
  • EPA combined range 520 mi1
  • EPA-estimated EV range up to 19 mi1
  • Seats five
  • 0-60 4.8 sec

Volvo XC90 Recharge PHEV

2021 Volvo XC90 Recharge

For those of you who absolutely need everything, the Volvo XC90 Recharge offers the highest level of presence and amenities from Volvo Cars. With the idea that this full-size SUV will be your sanctuary on the road, you may want to consider one with available glove-box refrigeration.

  • T8 Propulsion System
  • 400 horsepower
  • EPA combined range 520 mi1
  • EPA-estimated EV range up to 18 mi1
  • Seats seven
  • 5,000 lbs. towing

Spotlight on Volvo Hybrid SUVs & Volvo Electric SUVs

The Volvo XC40 Recharge EV

Since the Volvo XC40 nameplate was introduced in 2018, this compact SUV has accomplished great things and has won many awards. The fully electric trim known as the Recharge model offers standard leather, an updated infotainment center powered by Google, ADAS driver safety, and a model-exclusive color: Sage Green Metallic. Drivers will also enjoy adaptive LED headlights, fast-charge capability, and our favorite, a removable waste bin in the center console.

The Volvo C40 Recharge EV

The all-new Volvo C40 Recharge ushers in a new era of full electrification from Volvo Cars. This crossover model will be available to configure 100% online with delivery to your door. Additionally, this vehicle boasts a luxurious interior that is cruelty-free. So for those of you that demand a sustainable vehicle made without any impact on the environment or its living inhabitants, this would be the way to go. We can't wait to see them in new Fjord Blue Metallic.

The Volvo XC60 Recharge PHEV

The open road is your proving ground for this responsive midsize SUV. Available in three distinctive trims, you can express energetic performance, classic luxury, or bespoke craftsmanship. Be on the lookout for options like adjustable air suspension, deployable rear-bench booster seats, and configurable massage seating. Oversized Brembo brakes, a more rigid sports chassis, and a standard panoramic glass roof are just some of the features waiting to be discovered and enjoyed.

The Volvo XC90 Recharge PHEV

For the ultimate in Volvo hybrid SUVs, there's the inimitable Volvo XC90 Recharge. Expect the most for your family and discover available mid-row captain's seating, standard semi-autonomous driving (called Pilot Assist), ambient acoustic filtration, a Bowers & Wilkins audio upgrade, available air suspension, keyless start, standard leather, whiplash mitigation seating, and an optional gear selector made out of genuine crystal by Orrefors.

 
XC40 Recharge C40 XC60 RechargeXC90 Recharge
Starting MSRP $55,3002 Starting MSRP $58,7502 Starting MSRP $54,2502Starting MSRP $63,8002
402 hp 402 hp 328 hp328 hp
486 ft-lb torque 486 ft-lb torque 472 ft-lb torque472 ft-lb torque
208mi range 210mi range 25 MPGe55 MPGe
3,307 lbs. towing* 2,000 lbs. towing* 3,500 lbs. towing*5,000 lbs. towing*
47.39 cu. ft. cargo 42.55 cu. ft. cargo 63.6 cu. ft. cargo65.5 cu. ft. cargo
5 seats 5 seats 5 seats7 seats

And Now for the Shocking Conclusion

Come to think of it, we don't imagine that you'll find our parting words to be shocking at all. With a finite amount of fossil fuel remaining, and the impact of carbonizing the atmosphere evident around the globe, we're at a tipping point. We can continue. Run out of fuel. And run out of time.

OR

We can adapt, learn new things, and continue into the future as we always have. For the better. Better equipped. Better prepared. We're proud to offer our stunning portfolio of Volvo hybrid SUVs as a means to embrace all that's positive about humanity.

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