Volvo XC-90 T8 Twin-Engine

Plug-in Hybrid

Price from £62,505

Availability Current model
Available from October 2014
Available until -

Lease (BCH) from £700 pcm

Annual VED £440
Congestion Charge £0
Insurance Group 42-43
Price shown is On The Road Price: it includes VAT, first year VED, vehicle first registration fee, number plates and delivery. Leasing indication is based on BCH calculation excluding VAT, 6+35 months duration, 10000 annual mileage and excluding maintenance. For comparison only, actual lease offers can differ significantly from the indication shown.

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Real Range (Electric Only) between 10 - 20 mi

City - Cold Weather 15 mi
Highway - Cold Weather 10 mi
Combined - Cold Weather 12 mi
City - Mild Weather 20 mi
Highway - Mild Weather 12 mi
Combined - Mild Weather 16 mi
Indication of real-world range in several situations. Cold weather: 'worst-case' based on -10°C and use of heating. Mild weather: 'best-case' based on 23°C and no use of A/C. The actual range will depend on speed, style of driving, climate and route conditions.

Performance

Acceleration 0 - 62 mph 5.9 sec
Top Speed 143 mph
Electric Range 14 mi
Fuel Range 670 km
Total Power 299 kW (401 hp)
Total Torque 472 lb-ft
Drive AWD
Fuel Petrol

Battery and Charging

Battery Capacity 9.2 kWh
Port Location Left Side - Front
Charge Port Type 2
Charge Power 3.7 kW AC
Charge Time (0->14 mi) 2h45m
Charge Speed 6 mph
Battery Useable* 8.0 kWh
FC Port Location -
Fastcharge Port -
Fastcharge Power -
Fastcharge Time -
Fastcharge Speed -

Energy Consumption

EVDB Real Range

Range 14 mi
Vehicle Consumption 570 Wh/mi
CO2 Emissions 0 g/mi
Vehicle Fuel Equivalent 71 mpg

NEDC Ratings

Range 27 mi
Rated Consumption No Data
Vehicle Consumption 295 Wh/mi
CO2 Emissions 0 g/mi
Rated Fuel Equivalent No Data
Vehicle Fuel Equivalent 135 mpg
Rated = official figures as published by manufacturer. Rated consumption and fuel equivalency figures include charging losses.
Vehicle = calculated battery energy consumption used by the vehicle for propulsion and on-board systems.
NOTE: The fuel equivalency figures are shown in IMPERIAL MPG. Figures in US MPG will differ significantly.

Real Energy Consumption (Electric Only) between 400 - 800 Wh/mi

City - Cold Weather 530 Wh/mi
Highway - Cold Weather 800 Wh/mi
Combined - Cold Weather 665 Wh/mi
City - Mild Weather 400 Wh/mi
Highway - Mild Weather 665 Wh/mi
Combined - Mild Weather 500 Wh/mi
Indication of real-world energy use in several situations. Cold weather: 'worst-case' based on -10°C and use of heating. Mild weather: 'best-case' based on 23°C and no use of A/C. The energy use will depend on speed, style of driving, climate and route conditions.

Fuel Consumption

Rated NEDC 135 mpg
» CO2 Emissions 49 g/km
Battery Empty NEDC 50 mpg
» CO2 Emissions 134 g/km
Fuel Range NEDC 544 mi
Total Range NEDC 570 mi
Fuel Tank 50 L
Real 15/30/60 mi 0 / 94 / 54 mpg
» CO2 Emissions 0 / 70 / 122 g/km
Battery Empty Real 38 mpg
» CO2 Emissions 174 g/km
Fuel Range Real 416 mi
Total Range Real 430 mi
Engine Displacement 1,969 cc

Dimensions and Weight

Weight Empty 2182 kg
Seats 7 people
Cargo Volume 671 L
Cargo Volume Max 1899 L
Length 4950 mm
Width 1931 mm
Height 1775 mm
Wheelbase 2984 mm

Company Car Tax Indication

BIK Tax Rate 13%
P11D Value from £62,450
Benefit in Kind (BIK) £8,119
BIK @ 20% £135 pcm
BIK @ 40% £271 pcm
BIK @ 45% £304 pcm
* = estimated value. Average energy consumption and range based on moderate drive style and climate. Real-life values may differ significantly. Pricing information might not be actual for some regions. No rights can be derived from the information on this site.

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Range comparision based on electric range only. Rapid charging comparison based on rapid charge rate. Fuel economy based on start with full battery and average fuel consumption over first 50 mile. Comparisons can be based on estimates.

Home and Destination Charging (0 -> 100%)

Charging is possible by using a regular wall plug or a charging station. Public charging is always done through a charging station. How fast the EV can charge depends on the charging station (EVSE) used and the maximum charging capacity of the EV. The table below shows all possible options for charging the Volvo XC-90 T8 Twin-Engine. Each option shows how fast the battery can be charged from empty to full.

Type 2 (Mennekes - IEC 62196)
Charging Point Car Uses Power Time Rate
Wall Plug (2.3 kW) 230V / 1x10A 2.3 kW 4h15m 3 mph
1-phase 16A (3.7 kW) 230V / 1x16A 3.7 kW 2h45m 6 mph
1-phase 32A (7.4 kW) 230V / 1x16A 3.7 kW † 2h45m 6 mph
3-phase 16A (11 kW) 230V / 1x16A 3.7 kW † 2h45m 6 mph
3-phase 32A (22 kW) 230V / 1x16A 3.7 kW † 2h45m 6 mph

† = Limited by on-board charger, vehicle cannot charge faster.

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All about the Volvo XC-90 T8 Twin-Engine

Pricing

The Volvo XC-90 T8 Twin-Engine has a Recommend Retail Price (RRP) of £61,900 and an On The Road Price (OTR) of £62,505. The OTR Price includes VAT, first year of VED, vehicle first registration fee, number plates and delivery.

Drivetrain and Performance

The Volvo XC-90 T8 Twin-Engine is a plug-in hybrid (PHEV). The maximum power of the Volvo XC-90 T8 Twin-Engine is 299 kW (401 hp). The maximum torque is 472 lb-ft. The Volvo XC-90 T8 Twin-Engine is all wheel drive and can accelerate from 0 to 62 miles per hour in 5.9 seconds. The top speed is 143 mph.

Battery and Charging

The battery of the Volvo XC-90 T8 Twin-Engine has a total capacity of 9.2 kWh. The usable capacity is 8 kWh (estimate). A range of about 14 miles is achievable on a fully charged battery. The actual range will however depend on several factors including climate, terrain, use of climate control systems and driving style.

For example: sustaining high speeds in cold weather could result in a range of around 10 mi. However, driving at low speeds in mild weather will increase the range to around 20 mi.

Charging is done using a Type 2 connector and the on-board charger has a maximum power of 3.7 kW. This charges a fully depleted battery back to full in around 2 hours 45 minutes. Charging the car using a regular wall plug will take around 4 hours 15 minutes.

Rapid charging is not possible.

Energy Consumption

The combined (motorway and city) energy consumption of the Volvo XC-90 T8 Twin-Engine is about 570 Wh per mile in electric-only mode. By comparison, this energy consumption is the equivalent of a fuel consumption of 71 mpg in a traditional petrol car.

The actual energy consumption will depend on several factors including climate, terrain, use of climate control systems and driving style. For example: sustaining high speeds in cold weather could result in an energy use of around 800 Wh per mile. However, driving at low speeds in mild weather will increase the efficiency to about 400 Wh per mile.

Fuel Consumption

The Volvo XC-90 T8 Twin-Engine has a combined (electric and fuel) range of about 430 mi, of which about 14 of fully electric range. Please note that, even when driving in full-electric mode, the internal combustion engine may kick in under high loads.

When the battery is empty or 'hold charge' mode is engaged, the fuel consumption is about 38 mpg on the combined (motorway and city) cycle. When starting off with a full battery and applying a moderate driving style, no fuel is consumed over a 15 mile trip and fuel consumption is about 94 mpg over a 30 mile trip and 54 mpg over a 60 mile trip.

The combined average consumption of petrol of the Volvo XC-90 T8 Twin-Engine will therefor depend on the average trip distance and whether the car is charged before each trip. Climate, driving style and route will have a further impact on the actual fuel consumption. The official figures in accordance with the NEDC driving cycle for fuel consumption of 135 mpg and a range of 544 mi are irrelevant in practice.

CO2 Emission

While driving in full-electric mode, the Volvo XC-90 T8 Twin-Engine will not emit any CO2. When the battery is empty, or if the engine load is high, the internal combustion engine will be used. As fuel consumption and CO2 emissions are directly proportional, the average CO2 emssions of a Volvo XC-90 T8 Twin-Engine will depend greatly on several key factors that determine fuel consumption. Note: CO2 emissions are calculated per kilometre.

When driving using only the petrol engine, CO2 emissions will be around 174 grams of CO2 per kilometre on the combined (motorway and city) cycle. However, if the average trip distance is relatively short and the car is charged between trips, the average CO2 emissions will be reduced significantly.

CO2 Emissions will drop to 0 g/km on a 15 mile trip, 70 g/km on a 30 mile trip and 122 g/km on a 60 mile trip. This only includes tailpipe CO2 emissions. The energy needed to charge the battery might have been (partly) generated by the use of fossil fuels. Additionally, CO2 is emitted during the production and transport of fossil fuels. The offical figures in accordance with the NEDC driving cycle for CO2 emissions of 49 g/km are for comparison of vehicles only and have no relevance in practice.

More information from Volvo

The link below will open the page of the XC-90 on the official Volvo site.

Go to the XC-90 on the official Volvo website.