Drive-E

Efficient power, no compromise

Our innovative new powertrains strike the perfect balance between power and efficiency, giving you the driving pleasure you desire from a Volvo and incredibly low emissions and fuel consumption.

We combine lightweight engines with supercharging, turbocharging and electrification for outstanding performance with less impact on the environment. It’s intelligent technology that gives you the best of all worlds. We call it Drive-E.

Responsive power

Our Drive-E range includes some of the world’s most powerful four-cylinder engines. This new family of powertrains uses supercharging and turbocharging, as well as advanced transmissions, to provide responsive power with far lower fuel consumption and emissions. Electrification allows us to achieve even more. In Power mode the XC90 T8 Twin Engine plug-in hybrid accelerates from 0-62mph in just 5.9 seconds, making it a true high-performance car.

Clean efficiency

By improving fuel economy and minimising CO2 emissions, Drive-E technology reduces your ownership costs and your impact on the environment.

Drive-E powertrains set new standards for efficiency, making them more enjoyable to drive and better for the world around us. They are central to our vision of sustainability, and to creating cars that are Designed Around You.

Twin Engine – performance without compromise

Our Twin Engine models have plug-in hybrid powertrains that give you effortless performance, zero-emissions capability and a drive mode to suit every need. They are our most powerful yet most fuel-efficient cars, and demand no compromise on safety, luxury or interior space. Twin Engine models are the ultimate expression of the Drive-E philosophy, and make every journey feel special.
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Our Innovations

Everything we do is designed around people, so every innovation we make is designed to simplify and improve your life. We're especially proud of our advances in efficient power, connectivity and safety. We call our thinking in these areas: Drive-E, Connected Car and IntelliSafe.