Volvo Charging Partners

Easy access to ChargePoint comes standard with your Volvo Recharge

Charging an electric Volvo at home or on the road should be easy and hassle free. Volvo has partnered with the industry leaders to ensure this. For home, public and workplace charging, Volvo recommends ChargePoint™. Their unmatched network and best in class equipment and technology will an ensure an easy experience that always leaves you charged. And for easy home installation of your Level 2 charger, we recommend Qmerit. With their simple estimator and the ability to connect you with proven electricians in your area, it takes the guess work out of it for you. Driving an electric Volvo is about having fun and reducing your emissions, have confidence that we have you covered when it comes to charging.

About ChargePoint

ChargePoint™ is the world's leading electric vehicle (EV) charging network, with more than 100,000 public charging locations in North America. They design, build and support all of the technology that powers this network, from charging station hardware to energy management software to a mobile app. They also offer residential charging with ChargePoint™ Home Flex so you can charge at home.

Creating a ChargePoint account will give you quick and easy access to these public charging locations, as well as thousands of stations on roaming partner networks such as EVgo and FLO. With a ChargePoint account, you can easily find stations and start charging everywhere you go. To sign up for a free ChargePoint account, click here.

Charging Your New Volvo XC40 Recharge Pure Electric

Fueling your new XC40 Recharge Pure Electric has never been easier. For the ultimate in convenience, charge your vehicle while it's parked overnight at home with a Level 2, 240-volt home charger. For the best home charging experience, Volvo recommends ChargePoint Home Flex. With adjustable amperage (up to 50 amps) and the ability to add up to 74 miles of range per hour, ChargePoint Home Flex is up to 9X faster than a standard 120-volt wall outlet. ChargePoint offers connected features like reminders and scheduled charging, and is designed for reliability and safety.

Purchase a ChargePoint Home Flex

These helpful links will help you get the most out of your home charging experience:

Installation Services

Installing your home charger is simple, but we recommend using a certified electrician and installation partner for best results. Volvo has partnered with Qmerit to make finding a local certified installer a breeze. Enter your contact information and answer a few short questions about your installation location, and Qmerit will handle getting you competitive quotes from vetted local electricians.

Find an installer near you

Contact Qmerit M-F 8am - 5pm PT at (888) 272-0090 or customerservice@qmerit.com

Charging Your Volvo Away From Home

Sometimes you'll want to charge when you're on the go. Finding public stations is simple using Google Maps, Apple Maps or the ChargePoint app. You can remotely see pricing and availability of stations as well as station location.

Additional resources to help you charge on the go

Find a charging station
Creating a free ChargePoint account

EV Incentives Available

Electric vehicles and charging stations are more affordable than ever. Incentives are an effective way for cities, states, utilities and other entities to promote EV adoption locally. Incentives range from rebates to grants to tax offsets, and can cover the hardware, installation, or both.

There is also a U.S. federal tax credit available for 30% of the cost of buying and installing a home (or commercial) EV charger, up to $1,000 for home charging. Be sure to file the form to get this credit on your taxes. It's applicable for home chargers bought and installed before December 31, 2021.

Check out what incentives are available in your location.


Charging Your Volvo in Washington D.C.

With so many options available when it comes to charging your plug-in hybrid or electric vehicle (EV), going electric has never been easier. We have over a dozen public charging stations, including ChargePoint stations, all around our dealership in Fairfax. These are all a part of our nationwide network of charging stations that make it possible for EV drivers to take road trips across the country without a single drop of gas.

Volvo's partnership with ChargePoint and Qmerit makes it possible for you to easily charge your Volvo electric car at home or on the road. When you purchase a new Volvo XC40 Recharge electric SUV or one of our other plug-in hybrid luxury SUVs, we can get you set up with professional installation for a Level 2 charger. This upgrade will allow you to do fast charging at home safely and efficiently. We recommend the ChargePoint station because they are so much faster than just plugging into your regular wall outlet and will give you more flexibility when you don't have to charge as long.

As cities like Chantilly, Springfield, and Woodbridge continue to invest in electric cars and charging stations, there is still time to take advantage of all the incentives that come with saying goodbye to gas and oil changes forever. Not only will an electric vehicle save you at the pump, but you will also save over time on maintenance because electric vehicles have fewer components to keep up with on a regular basis. Take advantage of tax savings and discounts on home installation for home charging and the electric vehicle itself.

Public Charging Stations Around Fairfax

Enjoy the luxury car experience and the convenience of public charging stations to help banish range anxiety. We have many different public charging stations to choose from in our area like:

  • ChargePoint
  • EVgo
  • Blink
  • SemaConnect
  • Electrify America

Most public charging stations allow you to use a credit card and pay the rate set by the charger's owner. Typical rates are on ChargePoint stations are one to two dollars an hour plus a minimum payment if applicable. If you sign up for a ChargePoint account online, you can preload your account and purchase a key tag for less than ten dollars that you can scan to unlock the charging station and start charging.

Be sure to check the station to see how they handle billing after your vehicle is fully charged. Some operators charge you for taking up the spot or give you a limited time to come back to your vehicle and free up the charging station. The ChargePoint app will let you know when your car is done charging or if something happens that interrupts your charging session.

Home Charging and Installation Around Washington D.C.

According to the U.S. Department of Energy, most electric car drivers do more than 80-percent of their car charging at home. Charging in your own garage or household outlet is usually the most cost-effective way to charge your vehicle. Residential electricity rates are usually lower at nighttime which is when you would be charging your vehicle, especially if you have a Level 1 charger. A Level 1 charger provides charging through a regular 120 volt AC plug and adds about two to five miles per hour of charging. A Level 2 charger is much faster because it uses a 240-volt AC plug and adds 10-60-miles per hour. For your convenience, it might be worth it to upgrade to a Level 2 charger and take advantage of special incentives that can make the professional installation free or low-cost.

Ask Our Experts at Fairfax Volvo Cars

For all your questions about charging your luxury Volvo electric car or electric SUV, feel free to contact our friendly staff at Fairfax Volvo Cars. We can help you get to know the ins and outs of electric vehicles and any current incentives to make electrification an affordable option for you.