Bringing new kinds of vehicle powertrains to the marketplace requires new ways of talking about those vehicles. For Volvo, that means introducing the Recharge name to its growing lineup of electrified models. For now, the Recharge moniker applies to both all-electric and plug-in hybrid models. The electric vehicles (EVs) don't use any gasoline and are powered solely by electricity stored in a battery. The plug-in hybrids, or PHEVs, combine gas and electric power to move.
Volvo has announced that half of the cars it will sell in 2025 will be all-electric. But the company has a bigger target of being carbon-neutral "across our full value chain" by 2040. That will mean more and more purely electric models as the years go by. But for now, here are all of the electrified Recharge models Volvo sells in the United States.
Volvo's first all-electric vehicle is the XC40 Recharge pure electric SUV, which starts at $53,990. The 75-kWh battery pack offers a range of over 200 miles and a claimed 0-60 mph time of 4.7 seconds thanks to a dual-motor powertrain with a total of 402 horsepower. All-wheel drive (AWD) is standard.
The C40 Recharge is so new that the company is still just taking reservations for future delivery. When it arrives in 2022, the C40 Recharge will look and feel like a refined, smaller version of the XC40. The C40 will likely provide a few more miles of range compared to the larger XC40, but the 75-kWh battery pack, 402 hp, and all-wheel drive carry over to the new EV, which will only be available for retail purchase online.
The XC90 Recharge PHEV uses a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine and a 67-kW electric motor on the rear axle. The powertrain's total output is 400 hp and 472 pound-feet of torque, and the 11.6-kWH lithium-ion battery pack offers up to 18 miles of all-electric range as well as 55 MPGe. The XC90 Recharge offers e-AWD and starts at $63,450.
The standard powertrain in the XC60 Recharge mimics that of the XC90 Recharge, pairing a 2.0-liter engine with an electric motor that produces a combined 400 hp and 472 lb.-ft. of torque. The 11.6-kWh lithium-ion battery offers up to 19 miles of all-electric range and gives the PHEV a fuel-efficiency rating of 57 MPGe. eAWD is standard, and the XC60 Recharge starts at $53,500.
With 415 hp and 494 pound-feet of torque, the V60 Recharge is a luxury performance wagon that also offers eAWD and a 0-60 mph time of 4.3 seconds, according to Volvo. The V60 Recharge provides up to 22 miles of electric-only driving and around 30 mpg in real-world driving. The V60 Recharge starts at $67,300.
A plug-in sedan with an all-electric range of up to 21 miles, the S90 Recharge's powertrain consists of a 2.0-liter engine that produces 313 hp and 295 pound-feet of torque. It's mated with an 87-hp electric motor that powers the rear axle. The total power output is 400 hp and 472 pound-feet of torque, just like other Volvo Recharge models. The S90 Recharge starts at $60,050.
The smaller of Volvo's plug-in hybrid sedans, the S60 Recharge offers 400 hp with AWD and a pure electric range of up to 22 miles and 69 MPGe. Standard safety features include forward-collision warning, automatic emergency braking, blind-spot warning, and rear cross-traffic alert. The S60 Recharge starts at $47,650.