Volvo Cars and Plugsurfing offer Europe-wide charging service

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Drivers of fully electric Volvo Recharge models in Europe will soon have access to more than 200,000 charging points following a partnership with Plugsurfing.

The agreement means Volvo electric car drivers will be able to use more than 200,000 charge points across 38 European countries with just one app or card

The agreement means Volvo electric car drivers will be able to use more than 200,000 charge points across 38 European countries with just one app or card

The agreement with Plugsurfing – one of the largest charging network aggregators in Europe – allows drivers to charge their electric Volvo, regardless of where they are on the continent, and does away with the need for countless national subscriptions.

A Plugsurfing account, which will be included with every fully electric Volvo Recharge model in Europe, gives access to numerous local charging networks around Europe, allowing for cross-border travel.

The Plugsurfing platform also provides possibilities for other new and exciting charging-related services that may be added at a later stage.

Customers will be able to charge their car with a contactless charge card or smartphone app at any of Plugsurfing’s 200,000+ supported charging points across 38 European countries. All charging events and payments are processed monthly, while Plugsurfing does not lock customers into a subscription to use the service.

“Your Plugsurfing service will cover all your charging and driving needs: the daily commute, on-location charging and long-distance travel,” said Björn Annwall, head of EMEA at Volvo Cars. “This freedom of mind makes driving an electric Volvo even more enjoyable and hassle-free.”

Via the Plugsurfing app or the Android-based infotainment system, electric Volvo customers can filter charging points by location, real-time availability and charging speed. The app also shows the price information.

Volvo Cars will start rolling out the Plugsurfing service with the fully electric XC40 Recharge P8 when deliveries start later this year.

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Jonathan Musk

Jonathan turned to motoring journalism in 2013 having founded, edited and produced Autovolt - one of the UK's leading electric car publications. He has also written and produced books on both Ferrari and Hispano-Suiza, while working as an international graphic designer for the past 15 years. As the automotive industry moves towards electrification, Jonathan brings a near-unrivalled knowledge of EVs and hybrids to Fleet World Group.