9 Jan 20

Volvo creates 'car plus charger' lease in Germany

Volvo Cars Germany has announced a new partnership with electric car recharging specialist NewMotion to include a domestic charger and roaming charge card within a lease for a plug-in hybrid car.

Business and private drivers can take advantage of the Volvo Recharge Leasing programme, which includes a plug-in hybrid car as well as home and on-the-go recharging solutions.

The all-inclusive lease

The lease covers a charger installed at home and a NewMotion charge card that is accepted at 52,000 NewMotion public charge points across Europe and has roaming access to a further 125,000 charge points.

The NewMotion Home Advanced Viewcharger is capable of charging at up to 22kW, which is up to eight times faster than a standard domestic socket, and complies with Germany’s Mess und Eichrecht regulations (chargers must have a screen that shows the electricity being consumed).

Thomas Bauch, Managing Director of Volvo Car Germany, said: "With NewMotion as our new partner, we benefit from a large network of partner companies that install the charge points at the customer's site. We can now offer our private and business customers an attractive overall package from a single source.”

PHEV market in Germany

The market for plug-in hybrid cars jumped by 44.2% in Germany in 2019 to 45,348 sales, representing a market share of 1.3%. Internationally, Volvo is aiming for plug-in hybrid cars to make up 20 per cent of total sales in 2020. The manufacturer sold more than 53,000 new cars in Germany in 2019.

Klaus Schmidt-Dannert, Country Manager at NewMotion Germany, said the collaboration with Volvo will make smart charging available to a wider audience: “making their transition to driving electric easy and seamless.”

Authored by: Jonathan Manning