Volvo Cars and Plugsurfing Offer Europe-wide Charging Service on all Electric Models
Thanks to an agreement with Plugsurf, drivers of fully electric Volvo Recharge models in Europe will soon have access to more than 200,000 charging points.
Plugsurfing is one of the largest and rapidly growing charging network aggregators in Europe. This new agreement makes it easy for drivers to charge their electric Volvo models across the continent, removing the need for individual national subscriptions.
Inadequate charging access and a fragmented charging infrastructure have always been common obstacles for electric car drivers, so it is hoped this new scheme will keep customers happy, whilst also increasing interest in switching to electric for many other drivers.
A plugsurfing account will be included on every fully electric Volvo Recharge model in Europe, which gives access to numerous local charging networks in 38 countries on the continent, allowing seamless cross-border travel. Other charging-related services may also be added to the Plugsurfing platform at a later date.
The 200,000+ charging points can be accessed with a contactless charge card or smartphone app. All payments will be processed monthly, however customers are not locked into a subscription to use the service. There is also a Plugsurfing app available, where customers can filter charging points by location, real-time availability and charging speed as well as see pricing information for each point.
“Together with Volvo Cars, Plugsurfing has a strong vision for sustainability and making car charging easy. By working together with Volvo Cars to drive electrification of mobility and connect drivers to energy, we aim to make zero-emission mobility a reality for future generations of drivers.”
- Anne Jalkala, CEO of Plugsurfing
Volvo Cars will begin rolling out the Plugsurfing service with the fully electric XC40 Recharge P8. Deliveries for the model start later this year. The model offers an impressive range of over 249 miles on a single charge output of 408hp.
By 2025, Volvo Cars is aiming for its global sales volume to be 50 per cent fully electric cars, with the rest hybrids.
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