Plug in Car Grant - Upcoming ChangesOn 11th October the Government announced changes to the Plug in Car Grant. These changes will mean that Category 2 and 3 vehicles like the Volvo XC-60 T8 Twin-Engine will no longer be eligible for the grant. The new rates will come into effect by 23:59 on 9 November at the latest. Additionally, the Goverment has set a limit of 6000 new Category 2/3 orders before the grant will expire.
Remaining orders for Category 2/3 as of 15:30 19/10/2018: 33
Price from £51,370
|Available from||April 2018|
Lease (BCH) from £600 pcm
Real Range (Electric Only) between 11 - 22 mi
|City - Cold Weather||16 mi|
|Highway - Cold Weather||11 mi|
|Combined - Cold Weather||13 mi|
|City - Mild Weather||22 mi|
|Highway - Mild Weather||13 mi|
|Combined - Mild Weather||17 mi|
|Acceleration 0 - 62 mph||5.5 sec|
|Top Speed||143 mph|
|Electric Range||15 mi|
|Fuel Range||553 mi|
|Total Power||288 kW (386 hp)|
|Total Torque||472 lb-ft|
Battery and Charging
|Battery Capacity||10.4 kWh|
|Port Location||Left Side - Front|
|Charge Port||Type 2|
|Charge Power||3.7 kW AC|
|Charge Time (0->15 mi)||2h45m|
|Charge Speed||6 mph|
|Battery Useable*||8.0 kWh|
|FC Port Location||-|
EVDB Real Range
|Vehicle Consumption||530 Wh/mi|
|CO2 Emissions||0 g/mi|
|Vehicle Fuel Equivalent||76 mpg|
|Rated Consumption||No Data|
|Vehicle Consumption||295 Wh/mi|
|CO2 Emissions||0 g/mi|
|Rated Fuel Equivalent||No Data|
|Vehicle Fuel Equivalent||135 mpg|
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 360 - 725 Wh/mi
|City - Cold Weather||500 Wh/mi|
|Highway - Cold Weather||725 Wh/mi|
|Combined - Cold Weather||615 Wh/mi|
|City - Mild Weather||360 Wh/mi|
|Highway - Mild Weather||615 Wh/mi|
|Combined - Mild Weather||470 Wh/mi|
|Rated NEDC||128 mpg|
|» CO2 Emissions||50 g/km|
|Battery Empty NEDC||47 mpg|
|» CO2 Emissions||141 g/km|
|Fuel Range NEDC||727 mi|
|Total Range NEDC||754 mi|
|Fuel Tank||70 L|
|Real 15/30/60 mi||0 / 91 / 52 mpg|
|» CO2 Emissions||0 / 73 / 127 g/km|
|Battery Empty Real||36 mpg|
|» CO2 Emissions||183 g/km|
|Fuel Range Real||553 mi|
|Total Range Real||568 mi|
|Engine Displacement||1,969 cc|
Dimensions and Weight
|Weight Empty||2039 kg|
|Cargo Volume||468 L|
|Cargo Volume Max||1395 L|
Company Car Tax Indication
|BIK Tax Rate||13%|
|P11D Value from||£53,815|
|Benefit in Kind (BIK)||£6,996|
|BIK @ 20%||£117 pcm|
|BIK @ 40%||£233 pcm|
|BIK @ 45%||£262 pcm|
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-60 T8 Twin-Engine. Each option shows how fast the battery can be charged from empty to full.
|Type 2 (Mennekes - IEC 62196)|
|Charging Point||Max. Power||Power||Time||Rate|
|Wall Plug (2.3 kW)||230V / 1x10A||2.3 kW||4h15m||4 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.
All about the Volvo XC-60 T8 Twin-Engine
The Volvo XC-60 T8 Twin-Engine has a Recommend Retail Price (RRP) of £53,200 and an On The Road Price (OTR) of £53,870. The OTR Price includes VAT, first year of VED, vehicle first registration fee, number plates and delivery. The Volvo XC-60 T8 Twin-Engine is eligible for the Plug-In Car Grant (PICG) of £2,500. The grant will be applied to the final invoice price of the car. The OTR Price including the PICG for the Volvo XC-60 T8 Twin-Engine is £51,370.
Drivetrain and Performance
The Volvo XC-60 T8 Twin-Engine is a plug-in hybrid (PHEV). The maximum power of the Volvo XC-60 T8 Twin-Engine is 288 kW (386 hp). The maximum torque is 472 lb-ft. The Volvo XC-60 T8 Twin-Engine is all wheel drive and can accelerate from 0 to 62 miles per hour in 5.5 seconds. The top speed is 143 mph.
Battery and Charging
The battery of the Volvo XC-60 T8 Twin-Engine has a total capacity of 10.4 kWh. The usable capacity is 8 kWh (estimate). A range of about 15 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 11 mi. However, driving at low speeds in mild weather will increase the range to around 22 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.
The combined (motorway and city) energy consumption of the Volvo XC-60 T8 Twin-Engine is about 530 Wh per mile in electric-only mode. By comparison, this energy consumption is the equivalent of a fuel consumption of 76 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 725 Wh per mile. However, driving at low speeds in mild weather will increase the efficiency to about 360 Wh per mile.
The Volvo XC-60 T8 Twin-Engine has a combined (electric and fuel) range of about 568 mi, of which about 15 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 36 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 91 mpg over a 30 mile trip and 52 mpg over a 60 mile trip.
The combined average consumption of petrol of the Volvo XC-60 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 128 mpg and a range of 727 mi are irrelevant in practice.
While driving in full-electric mode, the Volvo XC-60 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-60 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 183 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, 73 g/km on a 30 mile trip and 127 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 50 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-60 on the official Volvo site.