Volvo Electric and PHEV Research


Volvo Recharge is our new line of advanced plug-in hybrids and pure electric Volvo cars. Designed for a better and more sustainable way to move through the world. Volvo Recharge refers to the new lineup of luxury plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEV) and electric vehicles (EV). Volvo first introduced the Recharge when it debuted the new 2021 XC40 Recharge electric SUV, and the company is also applying it as an umbrella concept to its family of PHEVs.

This page is dedicated to helping you learn more about the Volvo Pure Electric and Plug-in Hybrid cars and SUVs. You'll learn more about the entire Volvo Electric and PHEV lineup and their distinguishing factors, how to maintain and service your Volvo Recharge, how and where to charge your Volvo, you'll learn about the battery and warranty, and just how much you can qualify for on federal tax credit by simply switching to driving an electric or plug-in hybrid Volvo.

Our team at Patrick Volvo Cars can answer any questions that you have about the lineup and help you determine what model best fits your needs and lifestyle. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to call 888-471-5417 or simply contact us and a member of our Patrick Direct Sales Team will reach out to you.

Volvo Electric and PHEV Lineup

S60 Recharge Plug-in Hybrid Sedan

MSRP starting at: $41,300
Pure Electric Range: up to 22 miles
Total Range: 510 miles
Fuel Economy: up to 69 mpge
Cost of Fueling: $56 (gas only)
Annual Fuel Cost (Electricity + Gas): $1,350
0-60 MPH: 4.3 secs
Power: 400 hp
Electric Motor/Battery: 34 and 65kW 3-phase Sync.
Time to Charge Battery: 3 hrs at 240V

S90 Recharge Plug-in Hybrid Sedan

MSRP starting at: $57,000
Pure Electric Range: up to 21 miles
Total Range: 490 miles
Fuel Economy: up to 60 mpge
Cost of Fueling: $56 (gas only)
Annual Fuel Cost (Electricity + Gas): $1,450
0-60 MPH: 4.8 secs
Power: 400 hp
Electric Motor/Battery: 34 and 65kW 3-phase Sync.
Time to Charge Battery: 3 hrs at 240V

V60 Recharge Plug-in Hybrid Wagon

MSRP starting at: $70,550
Pure Electric Range: up to 22 miles
Total Range: 490 miles
Fuel Economy: up to 69 mpge
Cost of Fueling: $56 (gas only)
Annual Fuel Cost (Electricity + Gas): $1,350
0-60 MPH: 4.3 secs
Power: 415 hp
Electric Motor/Battery: 34 and 65kW 3-phase Sync.
Time to Charge Battery: 3 hrs at 240V

C40 Recharge Pure Electric SUV

MSRP starting at: 55,300
Pure Electric Total Range: 226 miles
Power: 402 hp
0-60 MPH: 4.5 sec
Electric Battery: 75kW
Time to Charge Battery: 37 min. 
Fast Charge 10-80%

XC40 Recharge Pure Electric SUV

MSRP starting at: $36,350
Pure Electric Total Range: 208 miles
Electricity Economy: up to 79 mpge
You Save: $3,750 in fuel costs over 5 years
0-60 MPH: 4.7 secs
Power: 402 hp
Electric Motor/Battery: 150 kW ACPM
Time to Charge Battery: 8 hrs at 240V

XC60 Recharge Plug-in Hybrid SUV

MSRP starting at: $43,450
Pure Electric Range: up to 19 miles
Total Range: 520 miles
Fuel Economy: up to 57 mpge
Cost of Fueling: $66 (gas only)
Annual Fuel Cost (Electric + Gas): $1,600
0-60 MPH: 5 secs
Electric Motor/Battery: 34 and 65kW 3-phase Sync.
Time to Charge Battery: 3 hrs at 240V

XC90 Recharge Plug-in Hybrid SUV

MSRP starting at: $56,000
Pure Electric Range: up to 18 miles
Total Range: 520 miles
Fuel Economy: up to 55 mpge
Cost of Fueling: $66 (gas only)
Annual Fuel Cost (Electricity + Gas): $1,600
0-60 MPH: 4.9 secs
Electric Motor/Battery: 34 and 65kW 3-phase Sync.
Time to Charge Battery: 3 hrs at 240V

What's the Difference Between a Hybrid and a Plug-in Hybrid (PHEV)?


  • A vehicle is a hybrid if it's 100% gasoline-fueled but doesn't rely solely on its gasoline engine for propulsion (defined as the action of driving or pushing forward). Hybrids have electric motors that sometimes power the car in order to delay the gasoline engine and save fuel. At times, both systems work together for added power. Electric motors function as generators when you press the brake.
  • Hybrids get energy at the same time from a gasoline engine and an electric motor. The engine and motor work together to power the car. The engine also uses gasoline to help recharge the battery which powers the electric motor.
  • Hybrids use gasoline engines to keep batteries charged as you drive. There is no need to plug them in.

Plug-in Hybrid (PHEV)

  • PHEV's use a gasoline engine and an electric motor, but in different ways. A plug-in hybrid primarily uses its electric motor, which is powered by the battery. A plug-in hybrid won't use gas until the battery runs out of power. A plug-in hybrid uses its engine as a backup plan.
  • PHEV's can be plugged into a 120-volt household outlet or a 240-volt charging unit (or wall charger). A plug in-hybrid can be driven on pure electric power without burning any fuel.
  • A PHEV has a much larger battery and a means to recharge it using an external power source. A PHEV acts like an electric vehicle with the gasoline engine not being used when it's battery has to charge. The engine comes on when the battery runs down which allows the vehicle to continue as a regular gasoline hybrid. It also uses regenerative braking to save fuel.

Charging Your Volvo: How and Where?

If you're wondering how long it takes to charge your Volvo - the simple answer is that it depends on the charging equipment you use and the electric installation that you have at home. For regular and shorter charging times at home, Patrick Volvo Cars recommends a 3-phase 11kW wallbox. This installation can give you approximately 8 hours of charging time (from empty to 100%), or around 50-60 km range per hour.

Charging in a Standard 120V Home Outlet

If you buy a new Volvo without having the Home Charging
by ChargePoint yet, have no fear. You can simply plug in your
new Volvo to your wall outlet. The standard home charging cable with a household connector is primarily an auxiliary cable. If you charge a battery up to 100%, it usually takes approximately 40-72 hours depending on market, at a
charge rate of about 7-14km (or 4.4-8.7 miles) per hour.

*Comes standard with every electric Volvo purchase. No additional equipment needed.

Home Charging via 240V Wallbox

New to charging your car? For the ultimate in convenience, charge your car parked overnight at home with a Level 2,
240-volt home charger. For the best experience in charging
at home, Volvo recommends ChargePoint Home Flex. You
can adjust (up to 50 amps) and have the ability to add up
to 74 miles of range per hour. The ChargePoint Home Flex is up to 9X faster than a standard 120V wall outlet.

Flex here. Requires hardwired installation and may require electrical upgrades depending on your electrical panel capacity.

Public Charging

There may be times where you want to charge your Volvo while you're on the go. Finding public charging stations is easy! You can simply use the ChargePoint app, Google Maps or Apple Maps to find the nearest charging facility to you and you can even see pricing and the availability of stations, so that you're not stuck waiting to charge.

*For public charging within Chicagoland, we've seen average prices of $1-$4 for about 2 hours of charging time. However, it depends on the individual unit's owner to determine pricing.

Essential Parts for Your Volvo Recharge

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Maintenance/Service of Your Electric or Plug-in Hybrid Volvo

Volvo Electric or Plug-in Hybrid vehicles needs to have their service done regularly, just like a vehicle that uses gasoline. Be sure to follow Volvo's recommended service intervals. Keep in mind that detailed inspection and repairs may only be performed by an authorized Volvo shop, like the Patrick Volvo Cars Service Department. Our team is certified in all things Volvo due to constant training by Volvo Cars, so you can be sure to trust us with your Volvo Recharge Electric or Plug-in Hybrid car or SUV. WARNING: Do not do any repairs on the vehicle yourself. Electrical cables and/or components that have come loose may only be corrected by an authorized Volvo workshop. Schedule service today!


Volvo Electric & Hybrid Battery Information

About the Battery

The Volvo battery is a 12V battery that powers the vehicle's primary electrical system (which includes the majority of the electrical equipment). The high-voltage battery is used to power the electric motor in your Volvo. For propulsion using the electric motor, the vehicle is equipped with a battery located underneath the vehicle. It's maintenance-free and is a rechargeable lithium-ion battery. Be sure to never disconnect the battery when the vehicle is running and make sure that the cables that're connected to the battery are connected correctly and the clamps are securely tightened. Note: The capacity of the hybrid battery diminishes somewhat over age and use, which could result in an increased usage of the gasoline engine (excluding XC40 Recharge Pure Electric, as it does not use gas) and consequently, slightly higher fuel consumption will occur. Although we highly recommend you schedule an appointment at Patrick Volvo Cars in Schaumburg, if you want to change the battery yourself, make sure to replace it with a battery of the same size, cold start capacity and type as the original battery (see the decal on the battery).

12V Battery Service Life and Capacity

The service life of the Volvo battery is influenced by many factors including the number of discharges and the climate conditions. If the vehicle hasn't been charged for a prolonged period of time, the battery's charge level decreases due to self-discharge. If the battery becomes discharged too many times, its service life will be shortened. A 12 V battery that's always kept fully charged has the maximum service life. The 12V AGM battery (Absorbed Glass Mat) is specifically designed for regenerative charging and supports the functionality of the car's different systems.

Volvo Warranties for the Recharge Electric and Plug-in Hybrid Vehicles


New Volvo Vehicle Limited Warranty

  • 4-year/50,000 mile, whichever comes first, Limited Warranty Coverage
  • 4-year/50,000 mile, whichever comes first, Powertrain Warranty
  • 8-year/100,000 mile Hybrid Battery warranty (if applicable)
  • 12-year/Unlimited mile Corrosion Protection
  • 4-year/Unlimited mile Roadside Assistance
  • 5-year/Unlimited mile Safety Restraint System

The Volvo Recharge Battery Warranty

The Volvo Cars Warranty for the battery in your electric or plug-in hybrid Volvo is 8 years or 160,000km, whichever occurs first. This is provided that the car and battery are maintained and used in accordance with Volvo Cars' recommendations.

You Can Qualify for a Federal Tax Credit on New All-Electric and Plug-in Hybrid Vehicles

New all-electric and plug-in hybrid cars, trucks and SUVs purchased anytime after 2010 may be eligible for a federal income tax credit up to $7,500. The credit that you can receive varies depending on the capacity of the battery that's used to power the vehicle. You may also be able to qualify for state incentives.

Owning a BMW, MINI, Cadillac, Volvo, Jaguar, Land Rover, Hyundai or Genesis plug-in hybrid or electric comes with many financial incentives.

On August 16, 2022, President Biden signed the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) into law, which amends the current U.S. EV tax incentives. Under the amended law, only qualified EVs and PHEVs assembled in North America will be eligible for the $7,500 tax credit.

In addition to other state incentives such as rebates, tax credits and grants. You could also save up to $1,500 in fuel costs within five years.

To learn more about the Federal Tax Credits available, please visit:

IEPA EV Rebate

Starting July 1, 2022, customers who purchase fully electric vehicles will be able to apply to the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA) for a $4,000 rebate ($1,500 for electric motorcycles). Only one rebate will be issued to a purchaser in any 10-year period. Click here to learn more

Credits for New Clean Vehicles Purchased in 2023 or After
If you buy a new plug-in electric vehicle (EV) or fuel cell vehicle (FCV) in 2023 or after, you may qualify for a clean vehicle tax credit as well. Find out if you qualify.

Note: This is not a dealer or manufacturer-supported rebate program

If you have questions regarding rebates, tax credits and grants regarding BMW Electric of PHEV models talk to your tax consultant.

Visit Patrick Volvo Cars near Chicago and Elmhurst to come and see the Pure Electric or Plug-in Hybrid car or SUV of your choice, or simply call us to learn more today!

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