Volvo extends free electricity offer for PHEVs


Volvo Car UK has extended its Take Charge electricity offer, which allows buyers of new plug-in hybrid cars to benefit from a year’s reimbursed electricity to charge their car.

The campaign was originally launched in November 2019, and automatically applied to all plug-in hybrid Volvos purchased until 30 June 2020. It has now been extended to benefit customers buying a new plug-in hybrid Volvo until 30 September this year.

The electricity costs for charging the car will be calculated from June 2020 and repaid to customers at the end of the 12-month period, based on a third-party-provided average cost of electricity in the UK. How much electricity each customer uses will be monitored via the Volvo On Call app, which also allows the driver to monitor the charge status of the car’s battery via their mobile device.

The offer is open to both private and business customers. Since Volvo’s intention is to encourage drivers to get into the habit of regularly plugging in their car to keep its hybrid battery charged, it is the company car driver who will receive the refund at the end of the year as opposed to their employer.