Charging

Charge your electric car safely, both at home and on the roads. A Plug-in hybrid and an pure electric car are charged in the same way. If you are charging at home, we recommend that you use an installed charging box rather than a regular wall socket. Many parking lots, restaurants and gas stations also offer charging via exposed charging stations and charging posts.

Increase the range

Various factors affects the reach of your hybrid. In other words the distance can vary from time to time even if the battery is fully loaded. Factors as the wheather - energy is needed to raise or lower the temperature in the cabin. The weight of the car - are you the only one in the car or do you go with several passengers maybe with a lot of luggage. Tyres and tyre pressure are also factors that matters, as well as the fact that wintertyres consumes more energy. There is also a number of smart settings in the car you can do to streamline the consumption. With a little bit of planning you can lower your cars consumption of energy and increase the reach.

Three useful and simple advise:

  • Drive smoothly, avoid strong accelerations and to drive at high speeds for a long time.
  • Control the tyre pressure
  • Use the smartness of the car, read more about driving mode and functions below

Use the smartness of the car

Optimize your drive and reach by actively choose various driving mode and in that way influence how you use the car’s energy in the best way.

  • PURE - Prioritize electric power. Used when the hybrid battery has a sufficiently high charge level. To be used in low speeds, in residential areas, urban driving, car quenes, in parking garages and so on.
  • HYBRID - Default mode. Uses both the electric motor and internal combustion engine - individually or in parallel - and calculates optimal use with regard to performance, fuel consumption and comfort.
  • POWER - High performance from both electric as well as internal combustion engine at the same time.
  • CONSTANT - AWD Both the internal combustion engine and electric motor are engaged. The drive mode locks the car in all-wheel drive. To be used on slippery roads and when driving with a heavy trailer.

Below carfunctions there are more smart choices to make:

  • HOLD - The charge in the hybrid battery is maintained and can instead be used at a later time, e.g. when driving in city traffic.
  • CHARGE - The hybrid battery is charged using the internal combustion engine in order to obtain increased electric drive at a later time.
  • PREDICTIVE EFFICIENCY - Choose destination in Google Maps, the car calculates how the electrical energy should be distributed as energy-efficiently as possible for the whole mileage. For example, the calculation includes speed limits, traffic, and elevation differences.

     

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Range, consumtion and cost

All our models varies, not only by looks and design but also in range, consumtion and cost.

On volvocars.se you will find all information and can compare the models to findout which of them suits you best. Read more here.

 

Charging site infrastructure now and in the future

If you work in one of Volvo's large geographical areas, Volvo Torslanda, Lundby and Arendal, there is the possibility of using charging stations in that area. Information and maps are available on your intranet. The work of increasing the number of places is constantly ongoing.

What about the rest of Sweden?

Both the number of chargeable cars as well as chargingstations increases in Sweden. Find an geographical overview and updated information here.

 

Plan your upcoming roadtrip

There is a lot going on regarding charging infrastructur in Europe. The number of chargingstations increases and some countries take lead in the expansion while some are a bit behind. Use the map inclosed to plan your next roadtrip in Sweden and Europe.

Sweden 

Europe