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EPA estimated range of 17 miles

Mon Apr 27, 2015 9:29 pm

According to a Volvo press release last week, the XC90 T8 Plug-in Hybrid SUV will get an estimated 17 miles of electric range on the US EPA test cycle (in Europe it's been rated at 40 km on the NEDC scale).

My question is if driven conservatively, what sort of range can be expected? I know the EPA test cycle EV ranges are pretty easy to beat, so what do you think? Is 20 miles all we can get, or could we maybe get 25 miles EV range?

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Re: EPA estimated range of 17 miles

Thu Apr 30, 2015 10:28 pm

I saw some comments under some news article somewhere, and people were figuring about 26 miles of range, with the EPA rating it at around 17 miles.

Actually, turns out, Volvo says 26 miles, but worst case scenario is a 17 or so mile rating from the EPA.

“No other SUV in this class can deliver 26 miles of pure electric range, 0-62mph in 5.6 seconds and provide combined power of 407 hp – all in a 7 seat configuration.”

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Re: EPA estimated range of 17 miles

Wed Oct 14, 2015 8:40 pm

Once we start getting these into our hands we'll be able to see what kind of range we can really get.

We don't know yet what portion of the battery pack is usable vs the total capacity of the battery pack...

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Re: EPA estimated range of 17 miles

Tue Dec 13, 2016 12:51 am

I have never gotten more than 18 miles from the battery. In fact, since a recent system failure [Failed inverter] and multiple software updates my battery distance has suffered and I'm getting about 14mi per charge now. I drive 9.5 miles to work and have slightly more than 1/4 charge remaining at arrival.

Feb 2016 XC90 T8 Inscription
Twilight Bronze
8901 mi.

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