Test the Volvo XC90 Plug-In Hybrid Range in Houston, TX

When buying an SUV that's powered by the future of fuel and not the traditional fully gas-dependent setup, new drivers are always concerned with the Volvo XC90 Plug-In Hybrid range. Curious customers inside our showroom always ask:

Where can my new hybrid take me?

How far can she go without gas?

We've got the answers to these questions and more. Read on to see how charged up we are about the long-lasting Volvo XC90 Plug-In Hybrid range. This SUV has a sense of adventure, and no harmful emissions will put thrilling travels on hold any further. It's time for a car that reduces your carbon footprint while enhancing the comfort, strength, and sturdiness you expect from a "fam-favorite" SUV.

Finding the Volvo XC90 Recharge Range

The Volvo XC90 Hybrid will not return the same exact range in all conditions, as various conditions affect the final range figure. There's also a key term to get to know in terms of reading your remaining range on the dashboard, and we'll show you how you can charge your car as you drive it.

As a base figure, the Volvo XC90 Plug-In Hybrid range is officially listed at 18 miles.1

Frequently Asked Questions About Volvo XC90 Range

The base figure is impressive, but we're sure you want to know how that numerical total impacts your everyday drive. We've put together some commonly asked questions we hear all the time to give you some helpful context and useful tips on how to interpret all-electric range.

How long does the Volvo XC90 battery last?

Volvo Cars lists the official Volvo XC90 Recharge as having a standard all-electric range of up to an estimated 18 miles,1 but some have measured that in ideal conditions, the Volvo XC90 Plug-In Hybrid range lasts further. Unofficial tests, such as a casual test drive to the town over by a member of the Cars.com editorial department, measured 20.8 miles2 before the traditional gas engine took over. This was on city streets where all-electric driving is most effective, as exceeding speed limits found in metropolitan intersections and open suburban streets will trigger a torque boost from the gas tank.

However, it is important that you pay attention to how the Volvo XC90 Plug-In Hybrid range shows up on your dashboard. Familiarize yourself with the starting value eDTE (Electric Distance To Empty). This is how your Volvo XC90 will show you her range. When your Volvo XC90 is charged completely, the dashboard will present an up-to figure that shows how far your electric mode's range can stretch given your current driving mode, road and traffic conditions, tire pressure, and more.

Per Volvo Cars,3 a Volvo XC90 SUV that starts in Hybrid driving mode on a full charge has an eDTE start value of up to 21 miles. If you start the Volvo XC90 in Pure mode, the eDTE increases by up to three miles. The total start value is then up to 24 miles when the Volvo XC90 is fully charged. Pay attention to that up-to figure and squeeze the most out of your electric power in Hybrid driving mode while knowing exactly how far pure electric power can take you.

What factors will affect my Volvo XC90 Plug-In Hybrid range?

Your range will change based on a couple of different factors, all of which you should be aware of when determining if today's to-do list can be accomplished all without using gas. Firstly, charge the car as frequently as possible from the mains supply, ideally at a home charger in your garage. This way, you can precondition the car while you're still plugged in. Pre-heating your SUV during frosty winter mornings or cooling her off before you head out into the hot breath of summer humidity puts less stress on your car once she is actually in motion, helping you maintain maximum all-electric range.

However, there is only so much you can do if you're living in extreme climates, as excess heat and cold can contribute to shorter distances when your SUV is running solely on electricity.

There are also some driving methods you can use to extend your 2021 Volvo XC90 PHEV range further. Neighborhood routes are ideal for all-electric driving, as cruising locally at speeds below 37 mph can increase your range as compared to pushing the pedal at higher speeds on the freeway or in faster environments. Additionally, driving in electric mode all at one time often results in an extended range. Portioning up your electric driving into several short subsections will not.

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Disclosure:1 For more information, please visit the official US Government source for all fuel economy at www.fueleconomy.gov

2 Source: cars.com

3 Source: volvocars.com

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