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.
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.
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.