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The Marshall Volvo Electric Future

With the world changing at a rapid pace, Marshall Volvo are at the forefront of sustainable driving that reduces fossil fuels and emissions.

We know that for some this change can be a little overwhelming so we have put together a little information to help you venture through this electric journey.

Vision of Electrification

By 2025 50% of our new cars will be fully electric.

By 2025 we will have one million electrified Volvo cars on the road.

By 2025, we aim to achieve climate-neutral manufacturing operations.

Our Electric Timeline


All of our cars are available with plug-in hybrid technology. Introduction of mild hybrid powertrains – all newly launched Volvos will be electrified, either hybrids or fully electric. Announcement of Volvo Recharge – our ambition for a climate neutral future.


Launch of a complete electrified carline of plug-in hybrids and pure electric cars, starting with our first pure electric SUV – the XC40 Recharge. Our aim is that around 20% of our annual car sales should be plug-in hybrids.


Our ambition is that around 50% of the cars we sell should be pure electric by 2025, the other 50% to be hybrids.


Our vision is to be climate neutral across our full value chain, in line with the goals of the Paris Agreement.

A pure electric car – how does it work?

A pure electric car is powered by a plug-in battery and propelled by electric motors only. Just like with petrol & diesel cars you will still need to fill up, it’s just you will be filling up/charging with electric instead. Charge at home, at a charging station or anywhere with an electric socket!

There are a couple of charging options available such as:

3-pin plug

Plug directly into regular 3-pin wall sockets. Useful if you have no home charging point installed.

Comes as standard.
Charges at 2.3kW.

Type 2 connector

The most common type of electric car charging socket, with charging stations all over the country.

Works with most 3.7kW, 7.kW and 22kW charging stations.

Your hybrid charging options

Our Twin Engine plug-in hybrids can be plugged into charging stations up to 22kW through the Type 2 charging cable that you can purchase with it. But their charging speed is limited to 3.7kW. Here is what this means for your 0 – 100% charging times:




3-pin socket


5 hours

Type 2 “Slow”


3 hours

Type 2 “Fast”


3 hours

Type 2 “Rapid”


3 hours

Advice for home charging

Just like plugging in your phone before you go to sleep, charging up your car at night should become a part of your daily routine.

Install a wall box at your home

Although the 3-pin socket cable we supply can be plugged straight into your wall, we still recommend getting a professional to install a dedicated charging point at your home. This will give you access to safer and faster charging whenever you need it.

Save money with the OLEV grant

All our plug-in hybrids are eligible for the Government’s Electric Homecharge Scheme, which provides you grant funding of up to £500 or 75% of the cost of installing a charger at home.

Show me the Electric Volvo Range


The XC40

AVAILABLE WITH: T5 Twin Engine plug-in hybrid and Fully Electric

The XC60

AVAILABLE WITH: T8 Twin Engine plug-in hybrid and “B” mild-hybrids

The XC90

AVAILABLE WITH: T8 Twin Engine plug-in hybrid and “B” mild-hybrid


The V60

AVAILABLE WITH: T8 Twin Engine plug-in hybrid

The V90

AVAILABLE WITH: T8 Twin Engine plug-in hybrid


The new S60

AVAILABLE WITH: T8 Twin Engine plug-in hybrid

The S90

AVAILABLE WITH: T8 Twin Engine plug-in hybrid


The C40 Recharge

AVAILABLE WITH: Single motor and Twin motor

A Few Facts & Tips from Marshall Volvo

Travel Free from fees

With a Volvo plug-in hybrid you are free to enter ultra low emission zones whenever you like

Consider switching to renewable energy

If you’ve chosen a hybrid for environmental reasons, you can make it an even greener choice by switching your electricity supply to a renewable source (or even installing your own solar panels at home).

Use “B” gear to recuperate energy

Whilst in gear “B”, a Twin Engine will use even more regenerative braking to slow the car down and collect that energy to charge up its hybrid battery.

Search charging points with Zap-Map

Explore just how extensive the country’s charging network is with a little help from Zap-Map. Visit ZapMap

Find a provider that suits you

On the move, different charging providers have different rates and prices. It’s worth researching which is right for you.

Pure Electric Driving Facts

Brake energy regeneration

When braking or slowing down, the brake energy is transferred back to the battery for a longer range. This also gives you one pedal drive for a smoother and more controlled drive.

Free of tailpipe emissions

No tailpipe carbon dioxide or nitrogen oxide emissions while driving. Nothing but the pure joy of freedom – without the environment having to pay the price.

A new drive

The pure electric powertrain provides a supremely inspiring, silent and refined drive, with an instant torque for fast take-offs and smooth, linear acceleration at all speeds.

Easy to live with

A large battery gives a long range, so you don’t have to charge so often. And when you have to charge the car, it’s designed to make it easy and convenient – you can even do it at home.

Common Questions

How long can I drive before I need to recharge the battery?

The battery of the pure electric XC40 Recharge fully charged gives you a projected range of over 200 miles* at mixed driving before you need to recharge, dependent upon electricity usage and driving style. The C40 has a range of 274 miles.

* Range according to the realistic WLTP and EPA driving cycles under controlled conditions for a new car. Real-world range may vary. Figures are based on preliminary target. Final vehicle certification pending.

What charging times can I expect when recharging at home?

The charging time for the pure electric XC40 Recharged depends on the charging equipment you use. But for the most efficient and integrated home charging solution, we recommend the Volvo Cars Wallbox. This powerful 11 kW, 32A installation will give you approximately 5.5 hours charging time (from empty to 80%). When charging at stations outside your home, at a 150 kW DC charging station you can charge the battery from 10 to around 80% in approximately 40 minutes (or around 100 km range in 10 minutes). Just enough time to take a rest and have a meal.

Please note: Charging times will vary and are dependent on factors such as outdoor temperature, current battery temperature, charging equipment, battery condition and car condition.

How safe is an electric car?

All battery electric cars undergo the same tests as petrol or diesel cars. In Europe, Euro NCAP has long been the benchmark for car safety. Test have also become even tougher with new demands on, among other things, auto brakes. At Volvo, all cars in the entire model range have received the highest marks in their respective tests. And with the advanced safety technology of the upcoming XC40 Recharge, we introduce one of the world’s safest electric cars.

For more information or if you have any questions on our electric vehicles please get in touch to speak to our Electrification Specialists.


01279 945124


01223 663340


0133 297 2293


01476 452891


0113 213 6773


01908 448137


01158 284556


01733 823515


01707 862753