Electric and Plug-in Volvo Hybrid Truck: The Future of Logistics? Find Out Now!

Volvo Cars have been a leader in automotive safety for almost 100 years. The company’s overall goal is that no one is seriously injured or killed in a new Volvo car, and now they have launched Volvo Hybrid Truck.

The Swedish company has been dedicated to protecting people’s lives, both inside and outside their vehicles, throughout its history. In recent years he has focused with the same dedication and professionalism on helping to protect the planet. 

That is why Volvo poses that its future is electric. The power of its electric cars also offers better driving and the possibility of a lot without the negative effects of climate change. The brand’s ambition is that, by 2025, 50% of its cars sold will be electric, and the remaining 50% will be hybrids.

Volvo Cars have already launched a diverse offering of 100% electric and plug-in hybrid trucks with that goal on the horizon. In this article, we will discover some of those models and their characteristics. Read on to learn more about these eco-friendly vehicles.

Volvo Hybrid Truck Review

XC40 P8 Recharge R-Design

Volvo Cars’ first fully-electric compact SUV is the XC40 P8 Recharge. It is a powerful and versatile vehicle designed for modern urban life and many other paths. 

The first question is: how far can this electric van go on a single charge? After unplugging it, Volvo Cars claims you’ll be able to drive this machine for up to 418km, thanks to the incredible electric range offered by its 78KWh or 400V lithium-ion battery.

Volvo’s warranty for the battery is extended for 8 years or 160,000 km, whichever comes first. This service applies as long as Volvo’s recommendations use the car and battery.

With a quick recharge of around 33 minutes, you can get a battery charged to 80% in optimal charging conditions. With 10 minutes of charging, you can get another 80 to 100 km of autonomy. This aspect is essential for long trips, as it will give you enough time to rest or eat during a quick break.

Although we must clarify that the recharging times may depend on factors such as the outside temperature and the battery’s current temperature. Like charging equipment, battery status, and car status.

Volvo Hybrid Truck

For greater convenience of use, Volvo recommends installing a home charging device. You can place it on your garage wall or wherever it is most practical in your home.

The Volvo XC40 Recharge Pure Electric pickup has dual P8 electric motors, which combined reach a maximum power of 408 HP and a torque of 660 Nm. It accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.9 seconds. The 4-wheel drive complements these engines.

To increase road safety, Volvo has decided to limit the maximum speed of this electric van to 180 km/h. This is a decision that the Swedish manufacturer repeats in many of its new models.

All the power of this model is available with zero exhaust gas emissions. Therefore, the Volvo XC40 Recharge is a true sports car with high performance and environmentally friendly operation.

In addition to having such power, this is a vehicle that you will find very easy to drive. With XC40 Recharge, you have to sit behind the wheel and select a gear. This great driving comfort is because it has a single pedal, a product of its Shift-by-Wire single-speed transmission.

The electric driving experience is supported by intuitive technology, giving you true smart mobility. This electric model has fully integrated Google Maps and the practical hands-free voice control of Google Assistant. So you can access traffic information in real-time and reach your final destination without problems.

But that is not all. You can also take advantage of Google Maps in your Volvo to find charging stations on the road. This aspect is very useful on long trips and will help you plan and enjoy a more relaxed trip.


Volvo XC40 P8 Recharge
The digital services package will allow you to enjoy four years of Google Smart and the technology provided by Volvo. Volvo wants to make sure you are connected at all times. 

In addition to Google Assistant, Maps, and Google Play, you can count on the Volvo app remote services and all the data included.

The XC40 Recharge also always stays up to date. It is designed to receive automatic wireless updates. So you will enjoy a truck that improves over time and is always up to date.

The technology incorporated in this model will also help you create an ideal environment before entering the vehicle. How can you do this? Very simple: through the Volvo Cars app, you can set up your own perfect space remotely before you travel. Some of the functions that you can preselect with a simple command are, for example, preheating or air conditioning temperature.

Volvo Cars works hard to increase the sustainability of its vehicles. For example, by ensuring responsible supply chains and efficient use of resources. Another way the XC40 Recharge helps reduce its environmental impact is through sustainable materials. For example, the interior mat is partially made from recycled plastic.

Inside the vehicle, you’ll find smart storage solutions. You can transport water bottles, mobile phones, laptops, takeaway food, and much more.

Under the hood, you will find another compartment that will be very practical. This is the space specially designed to move the external charging cables.

As always, safety assistance is a fundamental part of Volvo’s DNA. Therefore, this electric vehicle has a parking view with four cameras. These will give you 360-degree peripheral vision.

In addition, sensors built into the vehicle recognize objects located on the car’s sides. In this way, they will help you park with confidence, even in small spaces. This is made possible by the BLIS blind-spot monitoring system.

Intelligent City Safety safety assistance technology can help you avoid collisions. This system can detect and avoid other vehicles, pedestrians, cyclists, and animals, day or night. Before any obstacle, it alerts the driver first, and then, if he does not react, it brakes automatically.

This all-electric truck also features a cross-traffic alert with an auto brake so that you can back up with a limited vision. The XC40 Recharge also features adaptive cruise control, traffic sign recognition, and lane-keeping assist.

Other security devices included in the vehicle are the multiple airbags. You will find the 2-stage front airbags for the driver and front passenger. It also has side airbags, a curtain and SIPS, and a knee airbag for the driver.

The Volvo XC40 also has a WHIPS whiplash protection system. Other features that increase the truck’s active safety are its anti-lock braking systems (ABS) and Emergency Brake Assist (EBA). Finally, it also incorporates electronic stability control (ESC) with a traction control system and tire pressure monitoring.

XC60 T8 R Design

Volvo Cars Colombia also has plug-in hybrid configuration models, known by its acronym PHEV. This is the case with the XC60 T8 R-Design. This high-end model, classified as a midsize SUV, offers dynamic performance and an agile and powerful driving experience.

The XC60 Recharge SUV will allow you to drive up to 45 kilometers on a single charge in fully electric mode. In addition to its battery and high-performance electric motor, this vehicle is equipped with a combustion engine. This is the turbocharged and supercharged gasoline engine T8 Twin Engine 2.0 L. This has four cylinders in line.

Its motorization is complemented by its AWD all-wheel drive. As well as for its 8-speed automatic transmission and the efficient Start/Stop system. This technology automatically shuts off the engine when the vehicle stops at traffic lights or street crossings, thus promoting greater fuel economy.

The incredible mechanical capacity of the XC60 Recharge truck allows it to reach a power of 407 HP at 6,000 rpm, as well as a torque of 640 Nm. It can also accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in just 5.5 seconds. Volvo Cars have limited the total speed of this plug-in truck to 180 km/h to contribute another grain of sand for greater road safety.

Volvo Cars Colombia: XC60 RechargeThis model also presents advanced technology to provide intelligent mobility and superior connectivity. Onboard the XC60 T8 R-Design van, you will enjoy a multimedia experience thanks to fully integrated Google.
You will be able to access all Google functions with your voice, without neglecting the road for a second, just like hands-free control. You can also enjoy your favorite applications and entertainment through the 9-inch touch screen.

Take advantage of the best navigation system with built-in Google Maps, combined with Google Assistant. With these integrated applications, you will be able to access traffic information in real-time to reach your destination faster.

You will also enjoy high-quality sound in this vehicle, thanks to the Harman Kardon high-fidelity audio system. The sound is boosted by an air-ventilated subwoofer, which gives you a more powerful bass that you can feel vibrating against your skin. You can also select the volume and songs from the audio controls on the steering wheel.

The XC60 plug-in truck’s head-up display system makes it easier for you to see your speed. You can also follow navigation, answer your phone calls, and more. All this without having to lose sight of the road. This front visor appears on the windshield, just above the steering wheel.

The Volvo XC60 PHEV assures you of cleaner cabin air. This is due to the advanced air quality system purifier. This prevents up to 95% of dangerous PM 2.5 particles from entering the cabin. The occupants will breathe better quality and healthier air.

The sensational XC60 T8 R Design has everything to give you a ride of great comfort. In this sense, the driver and front passenger seats are electrically adjustable. In addition, these seats have memory and electric lumbar adjustment.

All seats are upholstered in refined Nappa leather. Also, in the cabin, you will find an extension of the cushions, integrated child seats, steering wheel, and sports pedals type R-Design.

The digital instrument panel is ample in size. Its 12.3 inches will allow you to better see all the relevant information for driving. For its part, the rear-view mirrors – both inside and outside – have an automatic anti-dazzle function.

Safety features include the highly effective Blind Spot Information System (BLIS), which provides active assistance when changing lanes. If there is a risk of collision with other vehicles in the side lane, BLIS can subtly adjust the steering to avoid accidents.

Another device that prevents collisions is intelligent safety assistance technology. This technology detects and avoids other vehicles, pedestrians, bicyclists, and large animals. It first alerts the driver and then brakes automatically if the driver does not react.

The Volvo XC60 T8 R-Design van features a cross-traffic alert with automatic braking. This technology can detect vehicles passing from behind and, if necessary, can apply the brake.

Volvo’s driving aids are complemented by adaptive cruise control and Pilot Assist, an effective semi-autonomous motorway driving assistant. Other security features of this model are as follows:

  • Whips whiplash protection system in front seats.

  • Side airbags (SIPS and curtains up to second bank)

  • 2-stage front airbags (driver and front passenger)

  • Emergency Brake Assist (EBA).

  • ABS anti-lock braking system.

  • ISOFIX child seat anchoring system.

  • Electronic stability control (ESC) with traction control system.

The T8 R-Design version has an attractive sporty profile. This is due, in addition to its bold design line, to its 21-inch 5-spoke black diamond-cut wheels. 

You will also find the practical roof rails on the outside of the Volvo XC60 T8 R-Design. These feature a glossy black color to highlight the bold design lines further. The daytime running lights feature LED technology, and the door handles are also illuminated.

You will discover that the tailgate has an electric opening in the cargo area. In addition, to overcome problems that arise along the way, this model incorporates a practical puncture kit.

This model has a double-wishbone front suspension with coil springs and a stabilizer bar. As for the rear suspension, it has an integral joint with a transverse leaf spring made of composite material and a stabilizer bar. These features offer you a more comfortable ride and better cornering and braking performance.

XC90 T8 Registration

The third vehicle we want to tell you about is the sensational XC90 Recharge Plug-in Hybrid T8 Inscription pickup. This hybrid model, also with a PHEV configuration, is a large, high-end SUV with a capacity for seven occupants.

It has a T8 Twin Engine 2.0 L Turbo and Supercharged 4-cylinder gasoline engine. The electric motor supports this. Both give the vehicle a maximum power of 407 HP at 6,000 rpm and a staggering 640 Nm of torque.

The XC90 T8 Inscription pickup also features AWD All-Wheel Drive. Its 8-speed automatic transmission and the Start/Stop system are added to this to improve efficiency and reduce fuel consumption.

This model has a practical driving mode selector to adapt to any road and situation. Even when driving using only the combustion engine, this model is efficient and complies with the Euro VI emission standard.

In Pure mode -using only the electric motor- and the fully charged battery, you can drive your hybrid car with zero exhaust emissions and achieve a range of up to 45 kilometers.

This eco-friendly family van has generous dimensions. It is a model that measures 4,953 mm long, 2,140 mm wide, and 1,771 mm high. For its part, the wheelbase is 2,984 mm.

Camionetas enchufables Volvo Cars: XC90 T8 Inscription
It also has 21-inch, 8-spoke, diamond-cut alloy wheels. These will give you optimal performance and greater stability, and a better driving experience. Also, this model incorporates a practical tire pressure monitoring system to ensure that you always have the best grip on the surface.

Within the advanced technology of XC90 Recharge, its infotainment system stands out. It has a central 9-inch touch screen. Through it, you can access various functions and applications. You can even navigate using voice commands or audio controls on the steering wheel. Connectivity also has Bluetooth.

You will also find the Harman Kardon Premium Sound audio system in the cabin to offer you a powerful and balanced sound. Its high-fidelity speakers guarantee this immersive experience, including an air-vented subwoofer for bass.

So that all your trips are with the greatest comfort, this model has automatic climate control with a 4-zone Clean Zone air quality system. This reaches all passengers equally, as the air conditioning also includes the third row of seats.

Volvo XC90 is a family truck designed to give you the greatest enjoyment. That’s why it has a spectacular panoramic sliding roof, which will allow you to enjoy a better view of the open sky.

Through City Safety technology, you will enjoy active assistance to prevent accidents at speeds below 50 km/h. Automatically, the system avoids obstacles that may come your way due to a lack of concentration. If necessary, City Safety will take control by blocking the acceleration set while activating the braking system to protect you and your passengers.

This model incorporates other safety devices such as ABS anti-lock brakes, Emergency Brake Assist (EBA), and hazard warning lights (EBL). It also has front and rear parking sensors, a reverse camera, a Keyless keyless entry, and a 360° camera.


At a global level, Volvo Cars Colombia and the company seek to offer perfectly sustainable and safe mobility. They do so by putting the best possible technology at your service to ensure that you enjoy the greatest comfort and protection while caring for the planet on every trip.

In this sense, Volvo knows that the future is electric. That is why it sets a goal for 2025 that around 50% of its vehicles are electric, and the other 50% hybrids.

These are purely electric and plug-in hybrid (PHEV) models. Each one with an efficient and friendly performance with the environment.

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