Volvo V90 T8 Twin Engine running costs

Pure electric running means short commutes can be done without burning fuel, but the Volvo will be expensive to tax and insure

Insurance group Warranty Service intervals 2019/20 company-car cost (20%/40%)
44 3yrs / 60,000 miles 1yr From £1,907 / £3,814

There’s no avoiding the fact that the V90 T8 Twin Engine is an expensive car to buy, and it’ll cost quite a bit to insure given its list price and desirability. At well over £40,000, it’s not cheap to tax, either, as it attracts the higher rate levied on more expensive cars the first five times they're taxed.

Company-car cost is where the T8's ultra-low CO2 emissions start to pay dividends, however: a 40% taxpayer will pay approximately half as much per year to run of these compared to the powerful D5 diesel version.

Volvo V90 T8 Twin Engine insurance group

Unsurprisingly, and given that the V90 T8 Twin Engine is powerful and an expensive car to buy, it occupies a lofty insurance group. As it's in group 44, we strongly advise that you check out how much the T8 will cost to cover per year before you take the plunge, so shop around to see if you can find affordable cover. Like most manufacturers, Volvo offers its own cover, too.

Warranty

Volvo’s standard warranty applies: three years or 60,000 miles, whichever comes first. Any component failure attributable to faulty materials or workmanship during manufacture will be fixed free of charge by a Volvo dealer. There are two extended warranties, which can be selected for a fee.

The battery pack is covered by a separate warranty. Any material defect in the pack will be rectified free of charge for eight years from the date the vehicle is first delivered or up to 100,000 miles – again, whichever comes first.

Servicing

Volvo recommends a service every 12 months or 12,500 miles – whichever comes first. A number of interest-free service plans are offered, ranging from two years’ coverage to a maximum of six under one plan. On-call Volvo Assistance is included as part of an extended service plan.

Road tax

Emitting 43g/km of CO2, the V90 T8 Twin Engine is tax-exempt for the first 12 months on the road. However, given that its list price is over £40,000 new, the rate goes up to £455 annually for five years after that, before dropping to £135.