Volvo BEVs To Use Plugsurfing For Public Charging In Europe
Plugsurfing account and access to over 200,000 charging points to be included with every new all-electric Volvo.
Volvo announced an agreement with Plugsurfing to offer Europe-wide public charging service for its upcoming all-electric cars, following a similar announcement from Polestar.
The Swedish brand intends to implement access to over 200,000 public charging points in 38 countries on the Plugsurfing platform in the onboard navigation, as well as sell BEVs with an included Plugsurfing account.
Customers will be able to use the charging points of various networks using a single contactless card or smartphone app. The charging events and payments will be processed monthly.
“The agreement with Plugsurfing, one of the largest and rapidly growing charging network aggregators in Europe, allows drivers to easily charge their electric Volvo, regardless of where they are on the continent, and does away with the need for countless national subscriptions.”
Volvo XC40 Recharge charging
The Android-based infotainment system will display location, real-time availability and charging speed (power) and pricing of the charging points.
The first model with Plugsurfing access will be the Volvo XC40 Recharge P8 later this year. Interestingly, Volvo was silent about plug-in hybrids. We assume that it’s because the PHEVs are envisioned mostly for home charging.