Volvo XC90 Charger Guide

The complete guide to charging your Volvo XC90, covering electric range, how long it takes to charge and how much it costs.

Volvo XC90 Range

The Volvo XC90 provides a range of up to 25 miles of electric driving and up to 500 miles with the petrol engine. The XC90 PHEV is perfect for short electric commutes as well as long journeys with petrol engine. With the electric battery, the Volvo XC90 achieves an MPG of up to 134 miles per gallon.

Volvo XC90 Range by Mode:
Electric mode Hybrid mode
25 miles 400-500 miles

Volvo XC90 Charging Cost

Charging a Volvo XC90 at home is the most cost effective way to charge. However, public EV charging stations are often free to use and provide a convenient alternative to home charging.

Did you know you could save nearly £1,000 a year compared to a petrol car?

  • Charging the Volvo XC90 at home costs about 90p for a full charge.
  • Running costs are as low as 2p per mile.
  • If your daily commute is less than 25 miles, your annual fuel spend will be only about £250.

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Volvo XC90 Charging Time

  • Charging the Volvo XC90 at home with 3 pin plug takes between 3-4 hours.
  • Using a home charging point takes as little as 2 hours.
  • The XC90 can charge at a maximum rate of 3.5kW per hour and cannot benefit from a 7kW home charging point.
  • A 7kW charging point can future proof your home for your next PHEV and ensure you get full advantage of the OLEV grant.
Volvo XC90 Charging Time by Model:
3.7kW charging point 2-3 hours
7kW charging point 2-3 hours

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How to charge a Volvo XC90

You can charge a Volvo XC90 anywhere with a reliable electrical supply. Most EV drivers will charge their plug-in hybrids at home.

  • Charging at home is the most convenient because your vehicle is idle for at least 10 hours. You can also make use of cheap overnight electricity rates.
  • Public EV stations at supermarkets, gyms and car parks are available across the UK and are typically free to use.
  • Workplace charging is becoming more popular with employers and are often offered as a staff incentive.
  • Rapid charging stations charge your battery in minutes and are found at motorway service stations.

Volvo XC90 connector type and charge rate

When deciding on which chargepoint to charge your Volvo XC90 from, you need to know the connector type (Type 1 or Type 2 plug) and the maximum single-phase charge rate (3.7kW or 7kW).

  • The Volvo XC90 uses a Type 2 connector.
  • The XC90 uses a single-phase charge rate of 3.7kW.

How much does a Volvo XC90 charging point cost?

Charging your Volvo XC90 at home requires you to install a dedicated home charging point, which comes with a one-off cost for purchase and installation. There's a government grant of £500 to help towards this cost.

  • 3.7kW charging points typically cost around £400 installed.
  • 7kW charging points typically cost around £500 installed.
  • All prices quoted include the £500 OLEV grant.

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