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FAQ- Volvo Electric Vehicles

Considering buying an EV? Here you will find some key information to help you decide!

What is an EV?

An EV, or Electric Vehicle, comes in three types: Hybrids, Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles, and Pure Electric vehicles. Pure Electric Vehicles have rechargeable batteries, offering increased range, performance, and affordability, making them the future of automobiles.

What is a Hybrid-electric car?

Hybrid vehicles use both gasoline and electric power, featuring a small battery that recharges during deceleration or downhill movement.

What is the main benefit of a mild hybrid?

Mild hybrids reduce fuel consumption, lower emissions, and provide smooth take-offs. Mild-Hyrbids are usually more affordable cost compared to full or plug-in hybrids.

What is a Plug-in Hybrid?

Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEVs) have larger batteries, allowing them to travel up to 50 miles on battery power before switching to gas-electric hybrid mode.

Why Buy an Electric Car?

Electric vehicles offer lower fuel and maintenance costs and emit no harmful tailpipe emissions. EV’s provide a quiet, powerful driving experience.

What Is an Electric Vehicle Like to Drive?

Due to their low battery position, EVs offer instant power, smooth and quiet rides. EV’s have excellent handling, making them different but enjoyable compared to traditional cars.

How Far Can EVs Go?

Most pure electric vehicles can travel over 200 miles on a full charge, although range can vary based on factors like terrain and weather conditions.

How much maintenance is needed for a fully electric Volvo car?

Fully electric Volvo cars require minimal maintenance as their sealed electric motors have no moving parts or fluids to refill.

How and where do I charge my car?

Charging can be done at home using a Volvo Cars wallbox, at work, or at public charging stations.

How long does it take to charge the battery?

Charging times vary based on factors such as temperature and battery condition. There is details available in the technical specifications of each model.

How can I charge my electric car at home?

We recommend using a Volvo Cars wallbox for faster and more efficient charging, which can be installed indoors or outdoors and connect to Wi-Fi connectivity for charging status indicators. The wallbox is water resistant, and you can purchase a pedestal to install the wallbox where a wall surface isn't available.

How do electric cars work?

Electric cars use batteries to power an electric motor, eliminating the need for burning fuel. They capture and store energy through charging and regenerative braking.

How much does it cost to charge a fully electric car at home?

Charging costs vary by location, but electric charging is generally more cost-effective than traditional fuels, leading to significant savings for electric car owners.

Which Volvo electric car has the longest range?

The EX90, our fully electric 7-seater SUV, offers an impressive electric range of up to 600 km*, making it a high-performing choice for eco-conscious drivers.

(*Note: The figures are preliminary and may vary based on driving conditions and other external factors.)

Is there a warranty for Volvo fully electric car batteries?

Yes, when you purchase a new fully electric Volvo car, the battery is covered by an eight-year or 160,000 km warranty, provided the car and battery are maintained according to Volvo Cars' recommendations.

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