Volvo XC90 Plug-In Hybrid - EV Chargers

The Volvo XC90 crossover is the top-of-the-line model in the Volvo EV range, the rebranded post-2022 model of the ‘XC90 Recharge T8’ that offers decent performance, seven-seat practicality, and equipped with 18.8 kW/h battery pack it claims to provide an all-electric range of 43 miles. The Volvo XC90 PHEV can be charged with a Type 1 J1772 charger and has a power acceptance charge rate of 3.7kW/h. We have produced a guide to answer the common questions we receive regarding the Volvo XC90 T8 EV charging.

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Key Stats

Battery Size
DC commercial charging
Cost per Charge
Level 2 Charging
Electric Range
18.8-kW/h No~ $1.80Yes43 miles
Battery Size
DC commercial charging
Cost per Charge
~ $1.80
Level 2 Charging
Electric Range
43 miles

EV Charging times for Volvo XC90 Plug-In Hybrid

We have collated the table below to compare charge times to provide a full-capacity electric range for the Volvo XC90 PHEV, which also shows the total charge time via both Level 1 and Level 2 EV chargers.

Plug TypeCharge RateAEFA Charge Time
Level 1 – 5-15 (regular 3-pin) 120V1.5 KW/hour @ 12 amps~ 12.5 hours
Level 2 – 14-30 (4-pin electric dryer type) 240V5.5 KW/hour @ 24 amps~ 5 hours
Level 2- 14-50 (4-pin) 240V9.6 KW/hour @ 40 amps~ 5 hours

Why upgrade your Volvo XC90 Plug-In Hybrid charger?

The fastest charging option for the Volvo XC90 PHEV is the Level 2, 240-Volt, EV charger as this fully utilizes the maximum acceptance power that the vehicle allows and therefore provides the quickest charge time. The upgrade from Level 1 to Level 2 EV charging will reduce the total charge time from 12.5 hours to 5 hours which allows owners to reap the benefits of using more electric miles, saving on expensive gasoline, providing the satisfaction of EV acceleration and cleaner emissions.

Connector type and charging rates

The Volvo XC90 PHEV uses a J1772 Type 1 charger connector, which can be used at home, work, or at any available Level 2 public charging point. The peak alternating current (AC) for this vehicle is 3.7kW/h, this is the maximum power input determined by the car’s onboard software to protect the battery life and ensure the vehicle only accepts the charge it is rated for.

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EV Home Charger Options for your Volvo XC90 Plug-In Hybrid

We offer a range of Volvo XC90 EV chargers to cater to various needs. Our offerings include level 1 (slower) and level 2 (faster 240-volt) charging options, with various NEMA plug types available. These options include faster level 2 J1772 chargers like NEMA 14-50 40A, which provides the fastest charge alongside the NEMA 6-50. We also have a Level 2 NEMA 14-30 EV plug 24A, which is another popular option as it uses the same outlet as commonly used by dryers. If a level 2, 240V outlet isn’t available we have the NEMA 5-15 which is simply,  the standard domestic residential outlet.

Best places to charge a Volvo XC90 Plug-In Hybrid

Most EV owners opt to charge their PHEVs at home as a result of the lower overnight electricity charge rates and the added convenience of home charging. However, you may also charge the Volvo XC90 at work, or at any location where there are level 2 EV charging stations, shopping malls, plazas, government facilities, etc. Overnight charging at stay over locations such as camp grounds, RV parks etc. usually have charging outlets likely to be the NEMA 14-50 receptacle as the most common.

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At Work

Cost of charging a Volvo XC90 Plug-In Hybrid

The typical cost to charge any EV will differ, depending on location (residential or commercial), U.S. State, the time of day or vehicle charting power.  In some U.S. States, peak electricity is much more than the U.S. current averages for electricity of 20 ¢/kWh which has been used in the calculation below.

PlaceAvg. costCost/mile 
Home (empty to full)*$2.850.15¢
Commercial chargers**$7.500.39¢

* Assumes average. U.S. tariff of 20 ¢/kWh.  Home charging costs will vary state by state depending on electricity costs.
** Assumes tariff of 50 ¢/kWh applicable to most commercial Level 2 network EV chargers

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I charge my Volvo XC90 Plug-In Hybrid at a commercial charging station?

The Volvo XC90 PHEV’s charging is limited to level 2 commercial charging stations only. Most Plug-In Hybrid vehicles are not yet compatible with DC Fast chargers.

The fastest available charging option is a Level 2, 240-volt (32 amp or 40 amp) charger which is offered by EV Chargers with the plug types NEMA 14-50 and NEMA 6-50.

The Volvo XC90 Plug-In Hybrid uses a Type 1 J1772 connector type. There are currently no options for Volvo EVs to use NACS charger connector.

Generally, no, although this depends on the owner’s lifestyle. It will take 12.5 hours to charge the battery from empty to full, which may reduce the available electric range of your EV since your battery is unlikely to be fully charged. Level 2 charging reduces this charge time to 5 hours, allowing you to complete most of your driving on electricity and not gas.

The most popular charging option we offer is the Level 2 14-50 240-volt EV charger. This charger will fully charge your EV battery within 5 hours.

The main benefit of Level 2 240-volt charging is that it allows owners to use lower overnight charging electricity rates, obtain faster charging times, and revoke the limitations of Level 1 charging options.

The Volvo XC90 Plug-In Hybrid alternating current charge rate is 3.7 kW/h.  Future versions of this vehicle may have higher power acceptance rates to enable faster charging, but not for now.

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Our high power level 2 EV Chargers will achieve a full EV charge in around 10 hours. Alternatively, we have a complete range of Subaru Solterra EV Chargers with all different EV plug types.