134% Growth of Volvo Recharge Models in January 2022: Electrification & Customer Experience Pays Off
Volvo USA reports Recharge sales up 134% in January
Volvo Car USA reported 7,110 cars sold in January 2022, with the brand’s Recharge models closing out the month up 134 percent over the same period last year. Recharge models – cars with a fully electric or plug-in hybrid (PHEV) powertrain – represented 26.8 percent of total sales nationwide and 63.5 percent of total sales in California. The Volvo Car Americas region reported 8,808 cars sold for the month.
The impressive growth of Recharge models is attributed to Volvo’s commitment to electrification and its focus on sustainability. Volvo has set a goal to become climate neutral by 2040 and plans to have 50 percent of its global sales be fully electric vehicles by 2025. To support this goal, Volvo has launched several new Recharge models, including the XC40 Recharge P8 AWD SUV and S60 Recharge T8 AWD sedan.
The XC40 Recharge P8 AWD SUV is powered by two electric motors that generate a combined 402 horsepower and 486 lb-ft of torque. It features an all-wheel drive system and can accelerate from 0-60 mph in just 4.7 seconds. The S60 Recharge T8 AWD sedan is powered by a turbocharged and supercharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine combined with an electric motor for a total output of 400 horsepower and 472 lb-ft of torque. It also features an all-wheel drive system and can accelerate from 0-60 mph in 5.3 seconds.
Both vehicles offer a range of up to 250 miles on a single charge, making them ideal for long trips or daily commutes. They also feature advanced safety systems such as Pilot Assist semi-autonomous driving technology, which helps keep drivers centered in their lane and at a safe distance from other vehicles on the road.
In addition to its commitment to electrification, Volvo has also invested heavily in its customer experience initiatives, such as its Care by Volvo subscription service and its digital retail platform, which allow customers to purchase or lease their vehicle online without ever having to step foot inside a dealership. This focus on customer experience has helped Volvo stand out from the competition and has contributed to the success of its Recharge models.
Overall, Volvo’s commitment to electrification and customer experience initiatives have paid off, resulting in impressive growth for its Recharge models in January 2022. With more new Recharge models coming soon and continued investment in customer experience initiatives, Volvo looks poised to continue its success into the future.
How did Volvo USA's Recharge sales perform in January 2022?
Volvo USA reported that Recharge (EV and PHEV) sales were up 134% in January 2022 compared to January 2021. Recharge models represented 26.8% of nationwide Volvo sales.
How many cars did Volvo Car USA sell in January 2022?
Volvo Car USA reported overall sales of 7,110 cars in January 2022.
How many cars did Volvo Car Americas sell in January 2022?
Volvo Car Americas reported overall sales of 8,808 cars in January 2022.
What percentage of total sales in California were Recharge models?
Recharge models accounted for a record 63.5 percent of total sales in California.
What is the difference between Volvo Car USA and Volvo Car Americas?
Volvo Car USA is the American division of the Swedish car manufacturer Volvo, while Volvo Car Americas is the regional division covering North America, Central America, and South America.
What other models did Volvo Car USA sell in January 2022?
In addition to Recharge models, Volvo Car USA sold gasoline and diesel cars such as the XC90 SUV, S60 sedan, V60 wagon, and XC60 SUV.
How many Recharge models did Volvo Car USA sell in January 2022?
Volvo Car USA reported sales of 1,876 Recharge models in January 2022. This was a 134% increase from the same period in 2021.
What is the difference between EV and PHEV models?
Electric vehicles (EVs) are powered solely by electricity, while plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) have both an electric motor and a gasoline engine. Both types of vehicles can be recharged at home or at public charging stations.
What other markets did Volvo Car Americas report strong sales in January 2022?
Volvo Car Americas reported strong sales in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Colombia, Chile, and Peru in January 2022.