14 Jul 20

Volvo on Call app boosted with EV driving pattern insights

Car manufacturer Volvo has added new features to its Volvo on Call smartphone app, giving drivers of Volvo plug-in-hybrid models additional insights into their electric driving patterns. The improved app allows drivers to see how much distance they have driven in fully electric mode and their electricity and fuel consumption, among other metrics. Later this year the service will also give drivers the possibility to see the impact of their driving on their CO2 footprint, as well as the estimated fuel costs saved by driving in fully electric mode.

With the additional functionalities, Volvo Cars aims to encourage drivers of Volvo plug-in-hybrids to charge and drive fully electric as much as possible, and more generally boost interest in the benefits of electric cars and sustainable mobility. Over the next five years, Volvo Cars will launch a range of fully electric cars, in line with its ambition to make all-electric cars 50 per cent of global sales by 2025, with the rest hybrids.

The platform will also inform drivers of Volvo models under the Recharge brand on the status of the electricity refund launched last year. Recharge is the overarching name for all chargeable Volvos with a fully electric and plug-in hybrid powertrain.

The new Volvo on Call functionalities are available for all Volvo plug-in-hybrid models sold after 2015, in the 47 countries around the globe where Volvo on Call operates. In China, similar functionalities will be integrated into the popular WeChat platform.

Picture copyright: Volvo Cars, 2020.

Authored by: Steven Schoefs