Electrify America today announced an agreement with Volvo to provide drivers of the all-electric XC40 Recharge and upcoming C40 Recharge with 250 kilowatt-hours (kWh) of complimentary charging on the nation’s largest open ultra-fast DC charging network.
As the 2022 Volvo XC40 and C40 Recharge arrive at showrooms soon, owners will feel confident knowing they have seamless, ultra-fast charging readily available at more than 635 public Electrify America stations and over 2,700 individual ultra-fast chargers coast-to-coast.
Drivers will enjoy access to the fastest charging technology available today – taking advantage of Volvo’s 150 kW charging capability – so electric vehicle enthusiasts can spend less time charging and more time enjoying the open road.
Program benefits will apply to first owners of all 2022 XC40 and C40 Recharge vehicles. Additional models and benefits will be announced.
Once drivers have used all of their complimentary charging, they will automatically be eligible for Electrify America’s Pass+, enabling drivers to charge at discounted rates, with membership fees covered courtesy of Volvo for an entire year.
“Electrify America is on a steadfast mission to increase electric vehicle adoption by giving consumers the confidence to choose the future of transportation, and making the transition as seamless as possible,” said Giovanni Palazzo, president and chief executive officer of Electrify America. “We’re proud to collaborate with Volvo in support of their XC40 Recharge and excited by the growing number of EV options available for consumers.”
As part of the collaboration, Volvo and Electrify America engineers worked closely together at Electrify America’s Center of Excellence technology lab to ensure quality charging experiences for Volvo drivers. From end-to-end, Volvo customers will be supported by Electrify America’s dedicated 24-hour Customer Contact Center, and will be able to manage their fast-charging plan through Electrify America’s industry-leading mobile app. The app puts EV charging at the fingertips of drivers, and was recently redesigned with thoughtful usability enhancements including streamlined account creation, guidance throughout the charging experience, optimized contactless payment and an intuitive display of charging station information.
“Increasing access to fast and reliable charging is critical to the adoption of battery electric vehicles,” said Anders Gustafsson, President and CEO of Volvo Car USA. “Our collaboration with Electrify America ensures our drivers will be able to enjoy the benefits of an electric car whether they are taking short trips or long journeys.”
With more automakers introducing all-electric vehicles capable of charging at faster speeds, Electrify America is focused on building an advanced technology network consisting almost exclusively of 150 and 350 kW ultra-fast chargers, placed at carefully selected, convenient locations to provide customers with a quality charging experience.