Volvo EV owners to get cheaper public charging rates

Volvo has launched a new scheme that will give its EV drivers preferential pricing at Ionity charging stations

Owners of pure-electric Volvos will soon gain access to cheaper public charging rates from Ionity charging stations, as part of a collaboration with charing point locator app Plugsurfing. 

Volvo EV drivers who sign up for the scheme will only pay £0.30/kWh at Ionity chargers, compared to the usual rate of £0.69/kWh. The discount will go live on 1 July and will be automatically applied to all new electric Volvos bought after that date.

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Current Volvo customers can also sign up for the scheme by downloading the application, although both new and existing drivers will only be able to take advantage of the discount for 12 months after they sign up.

The scheme will be extended to the rest of Europe, too, meaning Volvo drivers can reap the benefits of the charging deductions when abroad. Drivers will have access to more than 340 charging stations across 24 countries, at a similarly discounted rate of €0.35/kWh.

Oliver Loedel, Head of Volvo’s Electrification Ecosystem arm, said: “We are excited to offer our customers one of the most competitive prices for charging at Ionity, one of Europe’s largest public fast-charging networks.

“This collaboration is a first step in our global ambition to help our customers of Recharge cars travel quickly at a much lower charging cost, wherever they are.”

To further streamline the charging process, Volvo will also soon launch an updated version of its smartphone application including a new payment function, a remote charging scheduler and a charge station locator.

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