Volvo has been exploring electric powertrains since the 1970s, experimenting with ways to make motoring greener. Today, its lineup contains four models with hybrid technology available, making the manufacturer one of the market leaders when it comes to eco-friendly driving. The XC90, XC60, V90 and S90 can all be specified with a hybrid powertrain, making them more efficient – and cleaner – than ever before.
Now, Volvo has pledged to take the lead with electrification in the automotive industry. With precision engineering and the latest advances, it’s committed to providing motorists with powerful yet responsible performance, unrivalled convenience and a healthier planet.
Please see below some frequently asked questions in regards to the Volvo Hybrid range.
By using both a conventional engine and electric motor, the best hybrids achieve significantly better fuel efficiency than their non-hybrid counterparts. They also pollute less and save drivers money through fuel savings.
Hybrid vehicles use unique features such as "Regenerative braking" and "power assist" which also help improve fuel efficiency.
It does entirely depend on how you drive your hybrid vehicle and also where you source the electricity you need to charge the battery with plug-in hybrid vehicles.
If you frequently do short journeys using just the battery power and charge it using 100% renewable electricity then yes, your hybrid is much better for the environment than a regular car as you’ll be effectively emitting zero carbon into the atmosphere.
Lifespan is typically between 5-10 years.
A plug-in hybrid uses its electric motor to power all aspects of propulsion. A plug-in vehicle will continue to use the electric motor until battery levels reach a predetermined battery state of charge (SOC). At this SOC level, the vehicle enters into a charge sustaining mode.
At low speeds a hybrid will usually draw its power from the electric motor. When drivers increase speed they are calling on more power to propel the vehicle forward. To generate this increased need for power, the hybrid will switch to its internal combustion engine (ICE).
There is a great selection of Volvo Hybrid vehicles to choose from, especially the XC90 model. You can find out more about these vehicles below:
XC90 - https://www.lipscomb.co.uk/volvo/new-cars/xc90/
XC60 - https://www.lipscomb.co.uk/volvo/new-cars/xc60/
V90 - https://www.lipscomb.co.uk/volvo/new-cars/v90/
S90 - https://www.lipscomb.co.uk/volvo/new-cars/s90/
Why choose Volvo Hybrid?
Yes, you can do this by installing a charge point at your home using an EVSE supply cable for a 3 pin plug socket, or a home charging point installed where you park your electric car.