Volvo V60 T8 Twin Engine hybrid range, MPG, CO2 & charging

The electric range, MPG and CO2 figures for the Volvo V60 T8 are all pretty impressive

MPG CO2 Electric range Wallbox charge time
105-166mpg 39-48g/km 27-37 miles 3hrs 15mins (3.7kW)

Charging is crucial with the V60 T8: keep its battery topped-up and use only electric power for short journeys, and you may be able to go weeks without visiting a fuel station.

Volvo V60 T8 Twin Engine hybrid range, MPG & CO2 emissions

Like all plug-in hybrids, the V60 T8 has very impressive fuel-economy and emissions figures – on paper at least. You can theoretically see up to 166mpg from the standard T8, and 104mpg from the more powerful T8 Polestar Engineered, while CO2 emissions range from as low as 39g/km for the standard car on 19-inch wheels, to 48g/km for the Polestar.

Those figures were obtained from standardised industry tests, however, and it's likely you'll struggle to match them in real-world driving. The main thing is to keep the battery charged up and drive in electric mode as much as possible. If you're not using the battery, you're just driving a slightly heavier petrol-engined V60, and will likely see in the region of 30-40mpg at best.

Charge time

The V60 T8's charging time is largely determined by its 3.7kW on-board charger. So, while you can fork out extra for a Type 2 charging cable and home wallbox to boost the 100% recharge time to three hours (compared to six from a standard domestic socket), that's as good as it gets – using a public rapid charger won't top you up any faster.