The Volvo brand has a bold mission to be environmentally neutral by 2040. To accelerate the realization of that objective, the Volvo brand aims to have hybrid vehicles account for fifty percent of its global sales by 2025. So if you're looking for an SUV with good gas mileage that's also a stepping stone toward an emission-free future, then we would love to introduce you to Volvo Hybrid technology, particularly the family-friendly Volvo XC90 SUV. Please scroll below to learn more about our technology, specifications, and what that means for you!

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The Volvo XC90 T8 Engine

The T8 is the heart and soul of the Volvo XC90 plug-in hybrid. At its core, the T8 is an aluminum four-cylinder engine with an added turbocharger and supercharger. The T8 is found in any Volvo Hybrid SUV and has an integrated electric powertrain that boosts horsepower to a thrilling 400 with full-time eAWD. Boiling it all down, the Volvo Hybrid mpg is rated at an incredible estimated 55 MPGe. If you're unfamiliar with that designation, "MPGe" refers to the electric drive and combustion engine drive's combined mpg. Whether you're cruising city and highway, this figure is your combined maximum miles per gallon. Additionally, the Volvo XC90 Hybrid gives up to an estimated 18 miles of pure EV driving at the push of a button, making your total cruising range a stunning 520 miles.

The Volvo XC90 Hybrid models include the sporty R-Design and the distinctive Inscription. Here at Holmes Volvo Cars in Shreveport near Bossier City, we've been getting lots of enthusiastic questions about this incredible vehicle, so we thought we'd put together this handy FAQ to assist you with your research:

How does the Volvo XC90 Hybrid work?

There's no special procedure necessary to drive the beautiful Volvo XC90 Hybrid. The gas and electric engine will switch on and off depending on demand unless you have selected the 'Pure' button to toggle full EV cruising. Should you deplete your battery, the combustion engine will kick on again. The battery is charged through regenerative braking - a system where kinetic energy is captured and sent back to the battery. As the name suggests, you can also plug your Volvo XC90 into a variety of charging sources to ensure a complete battery charge for your next journey.

How many miles can a Volvo XC90 last?

For starters, it's a Volvo vehicle that holds the Guinness Book of World Records #1 spot for the highest mileage ever recorded. If you're wondering, that figure was three-million miles and counting as of a few years ago. Our Certified by Volvo pre-owned vehicles all have unlimited mileage as part of their warranty, so we hope that this clearly implies how long a quality product like a Volvo vehicle can last. Depending on your driving habits, service program, and other variables, a Volvo vehicle can easily last up to 20 years or 200K miles. As such, Volvo cars have a badge of distinction for owners that cross 100K mile intervals. A place in the Heritage Club is something that many enthusiasts enjoy, and you can too!

Are hybrid cars more fuel efficient?

The short answer is yes. When you take a vehicle's estimated range based on fossil fuels and combine that with the range delivered by an electric motor, the vehicle's MPGe is always higher. You will still use fossil fuels in a hybrid but should expect elongated times between visits to the pump. Of course, driving style, vehicle condition, weather, and many other factors weigh in on this scenario, but in general, you can expect greater efficiency out of any hybrid vehicle.

We hope you have enjoyed this XC90 Hybrid technology overview and encourage you to be part of the green solution to driving that the Volvo brand is implementing. If you are new to the brand and are looking forward to an easier way to enjoy this technology, a 2017 or 2018 pre-owned Volvo XC90 might be an excellent way to explore Volvo brand luxury, capability, and efficiency. Here's to the road ahead!

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