Volvo Continues a Tradition of Innovation with Pure Electric Cars and SUVs

Volvo is always working to improve our automotive future. With a push toward electric vehicles that are both powerful and guilt-free, you'll feel the progression each time you get behind the wheel.

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Zero Emissions

Rest assured that each drive you take in your fully-electric Volvo will give you the same great experience you know and love, with the added satisfaction of protecting the environment.

A Futuristic Feeling

The instant torque and silent performance of a Volvo EV will make you feel like you've stepped into the future, because you have.

Fun Comes Standard

Volvo EV technology is more than just environmentally friendly - we make sure there's plenty of power available for when you want an instant grin.

XC40 Recharge Pure Electric

This compact crossover is the first ever all-electric model from Volvo and it is just the beginning of what we have to offer. With over 200 miles of range, 402 horsepower, and the ability to charge to 80 percent in just 40 minutes, it proves to be a bright first step in the future of Volvo cars.

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How Does a Pure Electric Car Work?

With a plug-in battery and no gasoline on board, a pure electric car might seem unrealistic - until you experience what Volvo has to offer.

Dual-Motor Capability

Rather than using a single electric motor, the Volvo XC40 Recharge Pure Electric uses a pair of 201-horsepower electric motors to deliver both rapid acceleration, smooth cruising, and greater range.

Regenerative Braking

Regenerative braking is one place where electric vehicles gain a huge advantage over combustion engines. When slowing or braking, forward momentum is transferred back into the battery to extend range while you're on the move.

A Powerful Battery

The 78kWh battery inside the XC40 Recharge Pure Electric offers over 200 miles of range and can be charged to 80 percent in under 40 minutes. An at-home charger is also available for added convenience, and the battery can operate climate controls without the electric motors being switched on, so it works to keep you comfortable as well.

What do you want to know about Pure Electric cars?

How long can I drive before I recharge the battery?

The Volvo XC40 Recharge Pure Electric offers over 200 miles of range on a single charge, however terrain, towing, cargo, and other factors may affect that total. The good news for you is that the Volvo XC40 Recharge Pure Electric can anticipate range based on your planned route, so using Google Maps even for destinations you are familiar with will help you better understand your range expectations.

*THIS IS NOT BASED ON EPA TESTING. 200-mile combined driving range rating. Based on EU WLTP testing under controlled conditions for a new vehicle. Your range will vary depending on driving conditions, how you drive and maintain your vehicle, battery-package/condition, and other factors. **Fast charging DC up to 150 kW. Charging times will vary and are dependent on factors such as outdoor temperature, current battery temperature, charging equipment, battery condition and car condition.

What charging times can I expect when charging at home?

With several at-home charging solutions available, charge times have a wide range. The most basic at-home charger will take roughly 24 hours, while the Volvo Wallbox will charge from empty to 80 percent in around 5.5 hours.

How much does it cost to charge an electric car?

This is truly dependent on where you are located so it is hard to know precisely, however it is typically less expensive per mile than gasoline. You can even supercharge your savings by charging at off-peak times like overnight.

Can I use a pure electric car for long distance driving?

With over 200 miles of range and fast-charging that gives you 80 percent of full range in just 40 minutes, the new Volvo XC40 Recharge Pure Electric is easily capable of handling your long-distance journeys. Just charge it up at every meal stop and overnight halt and you'll be able to road trip like normal.

Additional Electrified Options

Plug-In Hybrid

(Available in 5 car models)

Learn more about plug-in hybrids

Explore Your Plug-In Hybrid Options with Volvo Recharge Vehicles in Columbia, SC

You can count on finding premium driving options here in our showroom at Dick Dyer Volvo Cars. There are standout sedans, wagons and SUVs available, and for those who are seeking out efficient alternatives, we have the Volvo Recharge lineup of plug-in hybrids. We want all of those in Columbia along with the Lexington and Irmo areas to come through and take a closer look at these options and see why they offer so much appeal.

Hybrid and Electric Performance from Volvo

Volvo has you covered with both an all-electric vehicle and multiple plug-in hybrids. The Volvo XC40 Recharge offers a pure electric option which uses a 78-kWh battery and dual electric motors. This gives you a 200-mile driving range, plus quick charging times. The rest of the lineup are plug-in hybrid options, which uses the Volvo T8 hybrid engine pairing a 313-horsepower four-cylinder engine that's been supercharged or turbocharged depending on the model, and an 87-horsepower electric motor. Combined, this gives you 400 horsepower, and offers around a 20-mile range of all-electric driving before needing to charge up the electric battery.

You'll find available eAWD plus rear-wheel drive modes, and a standout driving range which allows you to go further between fill ups.

What Are the Volvo Hybrid, Plug-In and Electric Vehicles?

Overall there are six options, which includes one electric and five plug-in hybrids. Each model is a trim level for a Volvo that also provides gas-powered options, so you have even more choices with familiar models.

Volvo S60 Recharge

The mid-size sedan provides you with a number of standout features and allows you to enjoy it amenities while providing a powerful and efficient drive that passes many of its rivals.

Volvo S90 Recharge

For added spaciousness and comfort, the S90 Recharge represents the highest standard in Volvo sedan driving, with the quality power, plus it's high end finishes and standard features onboard to give you a comprehensive driving experience.

Volvo V60 Recharge

The plug-in hybrid wagon gives you added capability with its design and easy access to rear storage as well as space for you and your passengers so you can ride through areas like Dentsville and Sumter in style and efficiently.

Volvo XC40 Recharge

Currently the only all-electric option, the XC40 Recharge provides a 200-mile driving range, and also offers quality versatility as a compact crossover SUV, loaded with modern features and technology.

Volvo XC60 Recharge

The XC60 has long been an appealing option, and when you combine its appeal with the plug-in hybrid engine, you're getting the best of both worlds while enjoying a premium drive in a popular SUV.

Volvo XC90 Recharge

Offering standout appeal and luxury all around the XC90 Recharge gives you command of the road, plus the benefit of having ample power for a vehicle of its size, and enjoying all the features that people expect of a vehicle like the XC90.