Volvo Charging Station In Shreveport, LA

Leave range anxiety in your emission-free dust, thanks to a convenient ChargePoint charging station near you! The world is certainly changing, and Volvo Cars is leading the way with an ambitious goal to be carbon neutral in the very near future. Holmes Volvo Cars, your eco-conscious Volvo dealer in Shreveport, is proud to offer this information page explaining Volvo EV technology and the ChargePoint charging station network that supports it. Read on for more.

Understanding Volvo Recharge Technology & Models

What's in a name? Quite a bit, actually. If you've been thinking about buying a beautiful Volvo XC90 Hybrid for sale from Holmes, then you might have seen certain models referred to as a Recharge model. Or a hybrid. Or a plug-in hybrid. So which is it? Let's see what all these different model terms refer to.

  • Volvo Recharge - Any vehicle from Volvo Cars referred to as a Recharge model consists of an electric battery that has an external way to charge it and is possibly paired with an internal combustion engine. This is not to be confused with the Volvo XC40 Recharge model (which is currently the only full EV unit from Volvo Cars).

  • Hybrid Models - "Hybrid" is a term used casually to refer to any of our plug-in hybrid models. Traditionally, a true hybrid vehicle does not allow for charging from an external source. Even though you might come across a model for lease like the Volvo S60 Hybrid, you can rest assured that she is a modern plug-in hybrid vehicle.

  • Plug-In Hybrid Models - All of our hybrid models are plug-in hybrid vehicles (PHEV). A PHEV has two distinct advantages over traditional hybrids. The first is that you can select the full EV driving mode on demand. Then, you can stay in EV mode until your battery is fully depleted. From that point, your gas engine activates on its own without your input. The second advantage is that you can charge your PHEV at any ChargePoint charging station in Shreveport (or nationwide). Depending on the particular charge station, you can have your battery fully charged in what seems like no time at all!

Since ChargePoint is the preferred charge partner for Volvo Cars, a specialized ChargePoint home charger is available for purchase. Not to worry, though. You can still charge your battery overnight via a conventional wall outlet (the proper cables are included with every vehicle). Additionally, your Volvo vehicle will work with nearly all Level-2 & Level-3 charge stations nationwide. You don't need to rely on a branded Volvo charging station. You can use a variety of stations along your journey so that you can enjoy the open road with confidence.

Life With a Volvo Recharge Vehicle

Many customers are looking to make the switch to an electrified vehicle. This technology has been around for about 20 years, yet it still makes people nervous about their ability to drive "like normal." Fortunately, all electrified Volvo Cars have impressive range and mpg equivalents (known as MPGe) that are nearly two to three times that of gas-only vehicles. As a fringe benefit, all of our electrified vehicles have more than 400 horsepower and adjustable regenerative braking. You can configure your Recharge model to resemble a traditional ride or enjoy that "one-pedal-driving" sensation with regenerative braking at full strength.

Speaking of charging, did you know that nearly a quarter of all EV charging stations in our area are available for free? And that includes ChargePoint charging station locations, too! How do you keep ahead of where you can charge without cost? Simply download the ChargePoint app on your smartphone, and free charging locations are available after just a few taps and clicks. You can also do a search for a "free EV charger near me" on your desktop computer to come up with similar results.

ChargePoint Charging Station FAQs

It's an exciting time in the history of mobility. In fact, Volvo Cars has pledged to have electrified vehicles account for 50% of sales by 2025. If you look closely, the changes to infrastructure will soon be everywhere — which is why we've put together this list of FAQs to assist you in your switch to electrified vehicles.

Is ChargePoint charging free?

Many locations are. Ask your place of work or chamber of commerce for free local charging locations. Lots of businesses install free charging stations as an incentive to visit them. Otherwise, there are monthly subscriptions or pay-per-charge scenarios. Either way, it's a good rule of thumb to note that costs are about $.30/minute. The final costs are well under the price of a gallon of gas.

Does ChargePoint stop charging when full?

Yes, it does. You can enable notifications on the ChargePoint app to advise you when your vehicle is fully charged. Additionally, you can monitor charging status and remote stop when you feel like your vehicle has enough charge. Can you do that with a fuel pump? Nope!

Is ChargePoint cheaper than gas?

No matter which way you look at it, the cost of "filling up" with electricity is always cheaper than the price you'd pay for gasoline. At the time of our writing this, the cost per kWh is less than half the national average on gas.

Are ChargePoint chargers fast?

They sure are! ChargePoint Express Plus chargers can give you up to about 300 additional miles in about 15 minutes or less. Ideal for full EVs and cross-country travel, this is the way of the future.

ChargePoint Charging Station Know-How

Now that you know the ins and outs of EV and PHEV charging, is there anything really stopping you from taking the leap? Imagine a world without greenhouse gases and oil changes. What if you only had to pay for brakes and tires as maintenance? The Volvo XC40 Recharge for sale makes it possible, as does the forthcoming Volvo C40 Recharge and many other fully electrified models from Volvo Cars. We'd love to help you find the perfect model to fit your lifestyle. Drop us a line when you're ready. There's an awesome Volvo Recharge model waiting to meet you at Holmes!

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