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Volvo Recharge

Volvo Recharge is responsible luxury for people who care. Presenting the most advanced chargeable electric cars, where every effort has been made to create the most sustainable product possible – from sourcing and manufacturing, to materials and unique features.

The cars that have always protected you, your loved ones and the people around you, now also protect your future. Every new Volvo car launched, will be electrified.

Volvo Cars is committed to becoming a leader in the fast-growing premium electric car market and plans to become a fully electric car company by 2030.

By then, the company intends to only sell fully electric cars and phase out any car in its global portfolio with an internal combustion engine, including hybrids.



Volvo Electrified Powertrains

Mild Hybrids

Our mild hybrids bring smoothness and electric power to your drive. A 48V battery and an integrated starter generator support the combustion engine for reduced tailpipe emissions. 

No need for charging: every time you brake, the battery is fed with recovered braking energy.

Plug-In Hybrids

Less petrol, more purpose.

​In our Recharge plug-in hybrids, an electric motor and combustion engine team together for a choice of pure electric mode, power mode and hybrid mode, giving you total driving control and lower tailpipe emissions. 

The best of both worlds.

Pure Electric

Sometimes quiet is the most powerful way to go, with zero tailpipe emissions and less noise at all speeds. Our pure electric range is pure progress for the road ahead.

Zero-emissions driving all day, every day. Simply charge up and go.

The XC40 Recharge .... The C40 Recharge


Volvo Electrified Range

Select your preferred model to find out more.


Mild & Plug-In Hybrid SUV Range


Mild & Plug-In Hybrid Saloon Range


Mild & Plug-In Hybrid Estate Range

Pure Electric Range

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Compare Volvo Hybrid Engines

Mild-Hybrid Technology

Introducing our “B” badged mild-hybrids

Otherwise known as mild-hybrid electric vehicles (MHEVs).

What is a mild-hybrid?

A traditional combustion engine supported by a small electric motor.

How are they charged?

Through energy recovered from regenerative braking. No cables needed.

Can they run solely on electric power?

No, the electric motor provides support to improve the engine’s efficiency.


No charging required.

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.



Recharge Plug-In 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.


ModelCost to Fully Charge*Maximum Electric Mileage Range**Cost per Electric Mile***
XC90 T8 £1.32 28.6 miles 4.6 p
XC60 T8 £1.3233.6 miles3.9 p
XC40 T5 £1.2228.6 miles4.2 p
V90 T8 £1.3235.4 miles3.7 p
V60 T8 £1.3236.7 miles3.6 p
S90 T8 £1.3235.4 miles3.7 p
S60 T8 £1.3236.0 miles3.7 p

*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.