British buyers of any new Volvo plug-in hybrid model to benefit from a year’s free electricity to charge their car
Volvo is offering British car buyers one year’s free electricity to charge their new plug-in hybrid car**, with the launch of its innovative Take Charge campaign. The offer is available across Volvo’s market-leading range of plug-in hybrid models.
Free power to the people
Volvo’s aim is to maximise the fuel- and emissions-saving potential of its hybrid technology by encouraging people to plug in their car and keep the hybrid system’s high-voltage battery charged. This will ensure their car can make full use of electric power, reducing tailpipe emissions and fuel consumption on any journey.
The offer is automatically available to any customer purchasing a new Volvo plug-in hybrid from now until 30 June 2020. The electricity costs for charging their car will be calculated from May 2020 and repaid to them at the end of the 12-month period, based on a third-party-provided average cost of electricity in the UK.
Just how much energy each customer uses will be monitored via the Volvo On Call app. This logs how much power the car consumes, and also allows the owner to monitor the charge status of their car’s battery via their mobile device.
The offer is open to both private and business customers. Because Volvo’s intention is to encourage drivers to get into the habit of keeping their car’s hybrid battery charged, it’s the company car driver who will receive the refund at the end of the year rather than their employer.
Market-leading plug-in hybrid range
Volvo leads the UK market in offering a plug-in hybrid version of every model in its range, so whether buyers are seeking a saloon, estate car or SUV, the stylish Swedish brand has every base covered. The new offer applies to the entire line-up, including the recently launched XC40 T5 plug-in hybrid premium compact SUV. With a 180hp petrol engine and an 82hp electric motor, it is the most efficient version of the multi-award-winning XC40, offering official fuel economy of up to 141.1mpg (WLTP Combined cycle) and CO2 emissions from just 38g/km.
Kristian Elvefors, Volvo Car UK Managing Director, said: “At Volvo, in keeping with our Swedish roots, we’ve always taken a keen interest in looking after the environment. Our recently stated ambition to become a carbon-neutral company by 2040 shows we are serious about addressing climate change.
“It’s crucial that we help our plug-in hybrid customers understand how they can make the most of their car’s electric potential. So, by meeting their electricity charging costs for a year, we can encourage them to develop the good habit of regularly recharging their car’s battery, as well as saving them money at the same time.”
Volvo’s carbon-neutral ambition
The free electricity initiative is just one element in Volvo’s far-reaching plans to achieve a substantial reduction in the lifecycle carbon footprint of all its new cars. The company recently announced its intention to achieve a cut of 40% between 2018 and 2025, a key step towards its goal of becoming a climate-neutral business by 2040. By adopting cleaner, electrified powertrains, it will bring down overall tailpipe emissions by 50% by 2025, while also working to significantly reduce the environmental impact of its manufacturing, supply chain, logistics and other operations, targeting a 25% reduction by 2025.
From next year, the first question asked of visitors to Volvo’s customer website will be whether they want their car with a plug, or not. At the same time, a new Recharge branding will be introduced for the company’s growing range of plug-in hybrid and fully electric cars.
For full terms and conditions of the free electricity offer, please visit www.volvocars.co.uk/takecharge
*To be calculated from a third-party-provided average cost of electricity in the UK
**Refers to the ability to be reimbursed for the cost of electricity used to charge your car during the 12-month period
Place an order on any other new hybrid model at Volvo Cars Poole before the end of December 2019 and receive a Fortnum & Mason Hamper** to enjoy whilst waiting for delivery of your new hybrid plus one year of free electricity to charge your car.
Terms and conditions
^£5,000 saving applies to the list price of eligible stock XC90 T8 plug-in hybrids ordered and delivered between 2nd December 2019 and 31st December 2019. Not available in conjunction with any other offers. Retail sales only.
Gym offer only available at Volvo Cars Poole, with a gym membership at The Village, Bournemouth. Offer only available on eligible XC90 T8 stock vehicles ordered and delivered between 2nd December 2019 and 31st December 2019. Please contact us for full terms and conditions.
** Free Fortnum & Mason Hamper offer (worth up to the value of £150) available with any plug-in hybrid ordered between 2nd December 2019 and 31st December 2019. Please advise of any food allergens or special requirements at time of placing order. Please contact us for full terms and conditions.
We have a small number of Limited Edition XC60 models including additional high level of specification as standard plus 3 years free servicing. From £399 per month plus £2,999 initial rental on Personal Contract Hire*
The XC60 Edition comes with an extensive range of features as standard – all thoughtfully designed to make life less complicated:
* T&Cs apply. Model shown is the Volvo XC60 T4 Edition. Contract hire provided by Santander Consumer (UK) PLC trading as Volvo Car Financial Services, RH1 1SR. 18s & over. Finance subject to status. You can never own the vehicle and it must be returned in good condition to avoid further charges. Excess mileage will be charged at 7.56p per mile for the first 5,000 excess miles. After 5,000 excess miles, excess mileage will be charged at 10.08p per mile. Subject to availability at Volvo Cars Poole on orders received between 14/11/19 to 31/12/19. Guarantee may be required. Not available with other promotions.
†The servicing offer is on vehicles ordered between 14th November 2019 and 31st December 2019. Services must be carried out at a Volvo Authorised Repairer. Retail offer only. Excludes fleet operators and business users.
Volvo Cars Poole, trading as Ocean Automotive (Swedish) Ltd are a credit broker not a lender for this financial promotion. We can introduce you to a limited number of carefully selected finance providers and may receive a commission from them for the introduction.
Some choose to indulge in chocolate or luxury advent calendars at this time of year, but we are reversing tradition this December.
We are launching a reverse advent calendar and the team will be adding items to it each day throughout Advent. The items will then be donated to Poole Food Bank to spread festive cheer throughout December, and into the New Year.
In addition to donations made by the team, we are welcoming any further donations from customers and the general public, which can be dropped into the showroom.
All donations will then be delivered to the food bank by 18th December, hopefully giving a helping hand to those in need in December and into the New Year.