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Explore Volvo Electrification

Discover the everyday benefits that come with driving a Volvo electric car. Pure electric is powered by a high-voltage battery and dual electric motors with zero tailpipe emissions and less noise. Plug-in hybrid combines a electric motor and combustion engine requiring less gasoline and lower tailpipe emissions. Enjoy a confident and hassle-free electric driving experience with Jim Pattison Volvo Cars North Vancouver.


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Fully Electric

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Fully Electric

XC90 Recharge

Plug-in Hybrid

XC60 Recharge

Plug-in Hybrid

S90 Recharge

Plug-in Hybrid

S60 Recharge

Plug-in Hybrid

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Everyday Benefits of Electrification

Fuel Savings and Convenient Charging

As fuel costs rise, EV's can provide savings compared to gasoline powered Volvos. Charging rates are more predictable than fuel prices so it’s easier to create charging routines when rates are at their lowest. At home, most people plug their cars in overnight during off-peak hours to take advantage of lower electricity rates and wake up with a fully charged battery each morning. For those on-the-go moments, charge your vehicle up to 80% in as little as 40 minutes, ensuring you spend less time waiting and more time enjoying the journey. Click here to explore estimated fuel savings​.

Lower Maintenance Costs

All-electric motors have fewer moving parts than internal combustion engines, which results in reduced maintenance expenses. Since EV's don't require starters, fuel pumps, and exhaust systems, drivers don't have to worry about these components wearing out over time. Additionally, EV owners avoid the costs that come with oil changes and other regular combustion-engine related maintenance.
Still, EVs require regular maintenance. Your everyday habits help contribute to the longevity of your EV such as avoiding extended exposure to extreme temperatures, using slower 120- or 240-volt charging on a regular basis over fast chargers, not charging the battery to full-capacity and regularly checking your coolant system levels.

Improved Performance and Safety

EVs have more responsive acceleration because they deliver full torque without needing to gear up and use regenerative braking when easing off the accelerator. Due to the placement of the battery typically being located on the bottom of the vehicle they have a low center of gravity. This gives a more stable base for improved handling and enhances safety by lowering the risk of rolling over.

High Quality Volvo Battery

Volvo's commitment to provide excellent performance extends to electric car batteries. That’s why Volvo develops and produces the battery packs and systems using Battery Management Systems that monitor and regulate how batteries function during normal operation. New Volvo electric cars have an extended battery warranty, during the warranty period Volvo can guarantee 70% state-of-health, an indicator of the battery’s energy storage capacity. That means a high level of performance, guaranteed.

Reduced Noise Pollution

Internal combustion engines can be loud, on the other hand all-electric motors produce very little sound while operating. The quiet ride allows for a more enjoyable driving experience for the vehicles occupants and reduces noise pollution in the surrounding area. Noise pollution impacts our environment which effects the health and behaviors of wildlife.

Environmentally Conscious

Volvo Electric Vehicles are designed with a commitment to sustainability. By driving an electric vehicle, you contribute to reducing carbon emissions, helping create a cleaner and healthier environment for future generations. The upholsteries and décor featured in our electric car interiors transform renewable and recycled materials into luxury cabins. Batteries are the most carbon-intensive component in our electric cars. By managing the entire production value chain and recycling, we help ensure battery production is as circular as possible and avoid batteries going to a landfill at the end of their lives.

Engineered for More Confident Electric Driving

With a next-generation powertrain and efficient onboard charger, you can travel farther on a single charge and optimize every stop for refueling. The Volvo Cars App will remind you to charge on the go and at saved locations, and your car will even pre-condition the battery to the perfect temperature for faster charging – all automatically. So you can simply get behind the wheel and enjoy the ride.

Charging a Fully Electric Volvo

To make the most of the battery life in a fully electric car, we recommend AC charging the battery up to 90% capacity for typical daily driving and preferably not letting the charge fall below 20%.

Charging a Volvo Plug-in Hybrid

Regularly charging the battery to 100% is a great way to make the most of the electric range in a plug-in hybrid. With a gas engine also available, you can allow charge to get low without worry.

Take the guesswork out of charging

Stress less about charging with the Volvo Cars app. Simple displays and controls help you find public chargers, check charging status, schedule charging and more.


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Tailor Your Plug-in Hybrid Performance

Switch between drive modes at the touch of a button. The electric motor and gas engine are designed to work together in perfect harmony for seamless hybrid performance.

Electrify your everyday commute by driving in Pure mode. You’ll get a smoother, quieter drive with zero tailpipe emissions.

Settle into Hybrid mode, and your car will use both the electric motor and internal combustion engine. Get top performance, electric range, fuel efficiency and comfort without a second thought.

Shift into Power mode for sporty driving with a faster acceleration response. The electric motor and gas engine work in combination for maximum performance and driving stability.

Engage AWD mode when driving in slippery conditions or towing a high payload to gain extra traction and stability. We’ve developed a more powerful rear electric motor and improved the AWD characteristics designed to give you more confidence on the road.

Off Road
Activate Off Road mode in challenging road conditions below 40km/h. This helps you stay in control by optimising acceleration, steering and transmission with locked AWD and Hill Descent Control. This is applicable for XC models only.

Maximising Electric Range During Winter

Preheat the battery, check tire pressure, and set the cabin temperature correctly. Discover tips for using your electric car efficiently in winter.

Keep an Eye on Tire Pressure

In colder weather, your tire pressure can drop, leading to more resistance on road and higher energy consumption. So, make sure to keep an eye on tire pressure in winter to maximise your driving range. Click here to learn how to check tire pressure.

Use Seat and Steering Wheel Heaters

You don’t have to always heat up the entire cabin to ensure a cosy driving environment in cold weather. Seat and steering wheel heaters are energy efficient and can provide a comfortable climate without heating the entire cabin.

Drive on Ploughed and Smooth Roads

Always try to avoid unploughed and snowy roads for better energy efficiency. Use the Range Assistant feature in your electric Volvo cars to identify energy-draining driving conditions.

Drive Smoothly and Plan Ahead

Keep a steady speed and opt for gentle braking instead of sudden and forceful stops. This not only helps extend your driving range but also enhances traffic safety in winter conditions.

Use One-Pedal Mode Wisely

The One Pedal Drive mode with its regenerative braking is a convenient and energy-efficient feature for city driving and at lower speeds. However, when driving at higher speeds like on the highway, it's more energy-efficient to coast and minimise unnecessary braking. Although regenerative braking can recover some energy, it always requires more energy to accelerate back to the previous speed.

Join Our Sustainability Journey​

Volvo aims to be climate neutral by 2040. From the start, Volvo considers a vehicle’s entire life cycle and how to maximise the value delivered throughout that time. When that’s over, the dissasembly and recycling process can provide high quality raw materials. Click the link below to learn how Volvo is working towards net zero greenhouse gas emissions.