Traveling with an Electric Vehicle

Recharge and hit the road.

How do I travel with my electric Volvo vehicle in Eugene, OR?

Driving an electric vehicle (EV) comes with many perks. You’ll get to skip the gas pump, saving money as you avoid fluctuating fuel prices, and your vehicle will create zero emissions as you drive. Whether you already own a new Volvo EV or you’re planning to purchase one soon, you may have questions about the best way to travel in your all-electric ride. Below, we’ve answered some of the most common questions about EV range as well as charging times and locations. Keep reading to learn more, and don’t hesitate to contact us here at Volvo Cars Eugene if you have any questions.

All-Electric Range

The Volvo lineup currently includes four pure electric models

All of these EVs can travel over 220 miles between charges.1,2,3 No matter which model you choose, you’ll be able to drive confidently without having to stop frequently to recharge.

Charging On-The-Go

Before you hit the road, make sure that there are charging stations located along your route. Volvo has made it easier than ever for drivers to do this by partnering with ChargePoint. Just download the ChargePoint app to see a map of nearby charging stations, track your charging activity and even schedule charging sessions. There are many charging stations throughout the nation, with many more planned for the future.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long will it take to charge my EV?

While charging times vary by model and charging method, the typical time to charge a Volvo pure electric vehicle from 10 to 80 percent (150kW) at a DC public fast charging station is only 37 minutes.4 Using a home wallbox charger or public AC charging station (also known as a Level 2 charger), it can take up to eight hours to fully charge your EV.5 This means it’s best to use an AC charger overnight (especially because this is when electricity rates are lower) or during the day while you work or attend school. Additionally, the weather can affect how quickly your EV charges. If your model’s battery is cold, it’ll take longer to charge it, so set aside more charging time in the winter.

Should I charge my EV to 100 percent?

You actually don’t need to charge your EV to 100 percent. Volvo recommends charging up to 80 percent at a DC fast charger, as this will prolong the life of your battery. It’ll also help reduce your charging time, as the final stretch from 80 to 100 percent takes the longest. We also recommend keeping your EV’s charge between 20 and 80 percent, as letting it drop below 20 percent isn’t ideal for your battery life.

Where can I charge my car for free?

While there are lots of commercial charging stations that require you to pay for charging, you can also find public AC charging options that are free to use. Check nearby government buildings, libraries, universities, shopping malls and parks to see if there are free options near you.

If you have additional questions about charging your Volvo EV on your next trip, don’t hesitate to contact us today and we’ll be happy to help. To learn even more about charging your model, visit the Volvo website. And if you haven’t upgraded to a Volvo pure electric vehicle yet, Volvo Cars Eugene is the place to do it. Visit our dealership today at 89320 N Game Farm Rd, Eugene, OR 97408 . We’re located near Roseburg, Springfield, Coos Bay and Florence.

1The figures are based on EPA data obtained under specific testing conditions. The real-life driving range and energy consumption achieved under real conditions varies depending on driving behavior and other external factors.

2The figures are preliminary and derive from estimates and calculations performed by Volvo Cars for the Volvo EX30 and these outcomes are not guaranteed. The driving range and energy consumption under real conditions vary depending on driving behavior and other external factors. Charging times can vary and are dependent on factors such as outdoor temperature, battery temperature, charging equipment, battery condition and car condition. Vehicle certification pending.

3The figures are preliminary and derive from estimates and calculations performed by Volvo Cars for the Volvo EX90 and these outcomes are not guaranteed. The driving range and energy consumption under real conditions vary depending on driving behavior and other external factors. Charging times can vary and are dependent on factors such as outdoor temperature, battery temperature, charging equipment, battery condition and car condition. Vehicle certification pending.

4Charging times will vary and are dependent on factors such as outdoor temperature, current battery temperature, charging equipment, battery condition and car condition.

5Typical times to charge from 0-100% on 240 V 48 A. Charging times will vary and are dependent on factors such as outdoor temperature, current battery temperature, charging equipment, battery condition and car condition.