Volvo Hybrid Recharge Models in Mission Viejo, CA

Volvo continues to set the standard in electric vehicle technology. Today, every Volvo vehicle has a plug-in hybrid or all-electric version, allowing you the opportunity to lower your carbon footprint with your favorite Volvo model. Although hybrid technology has been around for decades, we know it can be a challenge to understand all the continuous innovations and enhancements. So, to help, we had our hybrid experts discuss the Volvo lineup and answer the most frequently asked questions.

The Difference Between Hybrid and Plug-In Hybrid Vehicles

Many manufacturers have introduced hybrid technology in their gas-powered lineups. This technology uses a small battery and an electric motor that adds power output to the system. The engine provides the energy to recharge your battery. In most cases, hybrid systems can operate on electric-only power for short periods before depleting the battery. As a result, hybrid systems save you a little money but have a relatively low impact on emissions. 

Volvo only applies plug-in hybrid technology to its powertrain systems. A plug-in hybrid system uses a larger battery and at least one electric motor to augment the gas engine's output. As the name implies, you can plug in your battery and recharge it at home or on the go. The gas engine helps to restore the battery, but other systems, such as regenerative braking, can also renew your battery while you drive. Your larger battery also allows for extended driving ranges in electric-only operation. Thus, plug-in hybrid vehicles save you more money and have a more significant impact on emissions.

Volvo XC60 Recharge Polestar Engineered

Volvo offers the XC60 Recharge T8 eAWD Polestar Engineered model with plug-in hybrid technology. This model features a 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbocharged engine and a battery-powered electric motor to produce an impressive 455 combined horsepower and 523 lb-ft of torque and travels 0-60 mph in 4.5 seconds. In addition, the Polestar Engineered XC60 can tow 3,500 pounds when properly equipped. This powertrain delivers exceptional fuel economy too, with a 63 MPGe rating.

Statistics show that the average American commutes a 41-mile round trip every day. In electric-only or Pure Mode, your XC60 Recharge can travel up to 35 miles without needing the gas engine, meaning you could get to work without using gas. In addition, many California employers have installed charging stations as an added perk. So, if you have a charging station at work, you'll never have to pay for gas during a typical commute. But, of course, you can still travel long distances relying on the gas engine and recharge along the way.

This midsize SUV fits five people in elevated comfort. You'll enjoy the latest in-vehicle tech like Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and Google Built-In. Plus, you get a suite of driver-assist systems that keep you safe on the busy California highways. These driver-assist systems and Volvo's engineering make the XC60 Recharge an Insurance Institute for Highway Safety Top Safety Pick+. 

Volvo XC90 Recharge Polestar Engineered

With the Volvo XC90, you get the same 2.0-liter turbocharged engine with plug-in hybrid tech as the XC60. So, your XC90 Polestar Engineered power numbers remain the same. However, your towing capacity increases to 5,000 pounds due to enhanced body construction. This larger and more durable design drops your 0-60 mph time to five seconds and lowers your economy rating slightly to 58 MPGe. In Pure Mode, you can travel 32 miles on a single battery charge, which keeps you in range for your average commute.

Volvo XC90 Polestar Engineered gives you three rows of seating for up to six people to enjoy. In addition, you have all the premium interior enhancements, such as leather seats with heating and ventilation, the latest in-vehicle tech, and all the driver-assist systems vital to you. 

Volvo S60 Recharge Polestar Engineered

Volvo powers the S60 Polestar with its 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine, plug-in hybrid battery, and electric motor, giving you 455 combined horsepower and 523 lb-ft of torque. That kind of power in a midsize sedan delivers thrilling driving dynamics resulting in 0-60 mph in 4.3 seconds. In addition, you can add trailering options that can tow up to 2,000 pounds.

Pure Mode driving delivers 41 miles of electric-only range and a 74 MPGe fuel economy rating. The S60 Polestar seats five passengers in premium comfort. You have all the luxury features you crave, plus the in-vehicle tech packages that keep you connected no matter where you drive. 

Volvo S90 Recharge Polestar Engineered

Again, you have the same plug-in hybrid/gas powertrain in the full-size S90 Polestar sedan as in every Volvo Polestar vehicle. As a result, your S90 Polestar goes from 0-60 mph in an impressive 4.6 seconds. Pure Mode driving delivers up to 38 miles of driving range, and the total system rates at 66 MPGe. 

The Volvo S90 Polestar features elevated comfort and convenience features such as a unique crystal gear shifter, premium Nappa leather upholstery, and a wireless charging pad, to name a few. Real wood trim and metal appliques add refined style. You also have a panoramic moonroof that lets in light and air.

Volvo V60 Recharge Polestar Engineered

You get the turbocharged plug-in hybrid power in a wagon with the V60 Polestar. Again, you can enjoy the same impressive power with a 0-60 mph time of 4.4 seconds and up to 41 miles of all-electric range. In addition, the V60 wagon gets 74 MPGe. 

The V60 Polestar also offers 60.6 cubic feet of cargo space and can tow up to 2,000 pounds. And it's a Volvo, so you get all the premium amenities you want and the cutting-edge tech you need.


Below are just a few of the questions we see frequently asked regarding our Plug-In Hybrid line.

What type of battery powers the Volvo plug-in hybrid lineup?

Volvo uses a lithium-ion battery to power the electric motor.

How long does it take to charge a battery?

Most batteries can recharge in three hours at 240 volts.

How long does the battery last?

Recharging habits and the driving environment impact how long batteries last. Volvo offers an 8-year/160,000-mile warranty. However, it isn't uncommon to see these batteries last much longer.

At Volvo Cars Mission Viejo, we know what drivers want in a plug-in hybrid vehicle. So, if you're ready to take the next step in lowering your carbon footprint, we invite you to browse our inventory online. Or, if you prefer a personal demonstration of hybrid technology, you can stop by our Marguerite Parkway dealership. One of our hybrid experts will answer all your questions and let you take your favorite for a test drive.

Why Buy a Hybrid Vehicle in California

Choosing a vehicle from Volvo's hybrid lineup is a great option if you want to have a more environmentally friendly car. For most daily commutes, such as the drive to work, a Volvo hybrid has enough driving range to complete the journey using electric power ony. If you need to take a longer drive, you don't have to worry about running out of battery power, because the gas engine kicks in automatically when your all-electric driving range runs out.

Hybrid vehicles are also a convenient alternative to fully electric cars. If you've been thinking about buying an electric vehicle but are concerned about accessing charging infrastructure, a hybrid sedan or SUV from Volvo could be a good compromise.

Why Buy From Volvo Cars Mission Viejo

Volvo Cars Mission Viejo should be your first port of call for your hybrid vehicle purchase in the southern Orange County area. In addition to our extensive inventory of Volvo hybrids, we have plenty of parking spaces for our customers right outside our dealership. Our knowledgeable staff members are extremely familiar with the Volvo lineup and the features of each individual vehicle, which puts them in a great position to give you advice on your purchase.

We also have a finance department waiting to help you secure competitive terms on your next auto loan. If you decide that buying isn't right for you, one of our finance experts can also walk you through the leasing process, which allows you to drive one of our hybrids for a fixed period of time.

After you've driven your new hybrid off our lot, you can rely on our certified service center to take care of your maintenance and repair needs. Our team of service technicians has gone through Volvo certification and engages in regular training. They can perform everything from a simple oil change to more complex auto repairs.

Learn More About Volvo's Hybrid Lineup at Volvo Cars Mission Viejo

Now that you know a little more about Volvo's hybrid vehicle options, we hope to welcome you to our Orange County dealership soon. Whether you decide to opt for a compact hybrid S60 or a XC90 SUV, we've got you covered. You can browse through our online inventory to find out more about the vehicles we currently have in stock.

If you have any questions about hybrid Volvo vehicles, don't hesitate to contact us today. Our team of auto experts will be delighted to take your call. We can also arrange a test drive for you so you get a chance to see how Volvo's hybrids perform on the road before you decide on a purchase.