Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Volvo PH Will Make Sure Your Can Use Your Plug-in Hybrid Vehicle Properly


After we posted our musing on driving a Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV) as a pure EV in Manila traffic, Volvo Philippines reached out to us to clarify the aspect of home charging.

According to Scandinavian Motors Corporation, the official distributor of Volvo Cars in the Philippines, each purchase of their T8 TwinEngine—the S90 T8, XC60 T8, or XC90 T8 includes a survey of the owner’s place of residence (or at least where he or she intends to park the Volvo PHEV).

From here, they will assess if the garage’s electrical outlets are suitable for their charging dock. If not, they will install a compatible wall box to make sure owners can use the T8 TwinEngine’s plug-in functionality. They’ll even include 16-amp fast charger (the regular one is just a 6-amp charger) which tops up the 11.6 kWh battery in just 3 hours! Not bad.

Volvo Philippines may be a bit quieter on their push towards electrified vehicles, but it looks like they’re taking the right, concrete steps to make sure the transition is as painless to the owner as possible. Other carmakers should certainly take note.

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