Volvo app gives PHEV drivers insight into electric driving patterns


Volvo has introduced a range of new features on its Volvo On Call smartphone app in all Volvo On Call markets.

The new features allow drivers to see how much distance they have driven in fully electric mode, along with their electricity and fuel consumption, among other metrics. Later this year the service will also give drivers the possibility to see the impact of their driving on their CO2 footprint, as well as the estimated fuel costs saved by driving in fully electric mode.

For applicable Volvo Recharge models, bought during the offer period, the platform will also inform drivers on the status of the electricity refund launched last year. Recharge is the overarching name for all chargeable Volvos with a fully electric or plug-in hybrid powertrain.

The new Volvo On Call functionalities are available for all Volvo plug-in-hybrid models built on the SPA and CMA platforms sold after 2015, in the 47 countries around the globe where Volvo On Call operates. In China, similar functionalities will be integrated into the popular WeChat platform.

Volvo Cars was the first established car maker to commit to all-out electrification and a long-term future beyond the traditional internal combustion engine. It is already now a market leader in plug-in hybrid sales, which comprise almost 25 per cent of the company's total sales in Europe.

The updates to Volvo On Call were informed by customer feedback, and Volvo Cars will continue to develop the platform going forward, designing the service around customers.