The partnership offers a home edition of the InCharge charging network. Research shows that 90% of all charging takes place at work or at home
An agreement was announced on May 3, effective immediately, that will see the new partnership offer “InCharge Smart home” to all of Volvo’s PHEVs customers in Sweden. The charging solution will be accessible via Volvo’s “Min Volvo” online site. The InCharge charging network is operated by Vattenfall and was first launched in November 2016.
Vattenfall announced its strong commitment to the continuous expansion of its charging network last month, with the launch of a new subsidiary, dedicated to expand provision of EV charging across Northwest Europe.
“Volvo clearly perceives that the future is electrified, just like we do. Given that Volvo is the country’s most popular car, the collaboration will also increase awareness among many more people to always have a smart, convenient and secure charging option at home,” says Susanna Hurtig, Head of Vattenfall E-Mobility Nordic.
Volvo Cars currently owns 18% market share of the PHEVs sector in Sweden. The company has committed to turn 50% of its cars electric by 2025 and has pledged to sell only electrified vehicles from 2019.
“Our strategy going forward is to focus aggressively on electrified cars. A functioning infrastructure for charging is therefore needed both in the community and where our customers live. Our joint offer enables us to provide this for them,” says Kristian Elvefors, Managing Director of Volvo Car Sverige.
“For us this is a natural continuation of the previous collaboration we have had with Volvo. With electric cars, the gas station is moving home and thus setting new requirements for both car manufacturers and operators to offer a smart and safe charging solution,” says Susanna Hurtig, Head of Vattenfall E-Mobility Nordic.
EV charging away from home is available in the public network InCharge, which consists of 570 public charging stations in Sweden and more than 4,000 in Northwest Europe.