What if you could enjoy the twin benefits of an electric motor and a regular engine? Well, Volvo’s world-first plug-in hybrid technology brings you the best of all worlds – outstandingly good fuel economy, ultra-low emissions and excellent performance.
In our XC90, it’s called T8 Twin Engine because it uses our most powerful Drive-E petrol engine together with an electric motor. And as you’d expect, it has full four-wheel drive capability.
Ultimately, it’s all about Volvo Cars’ Drive-E mission to protect the world we live in – and to meet the challenges that the future is bringing us right now.
With hybrid power, you use less fuel and produce fewer emissions, but we believe you shouldn’t sacrifice a great driving experience. Rest assured, you’ll enjoy truly exhilarating performance from our Twin Engine hybrid powertrain, with over 400hp to draw on.
Imagine commuting to work without using a single drop of fuel. Now you can: our V60 D6 Twin Engine can travel up to 31 miles and our XC90 T8 Twin Engine AWD can travel up to 27 miles on electric power alone – and with zero emissions from the tailpipe in electric-only mode. And because the fuel engine is always there to back you up, you’ll have none of the ‘range anxiety’ associated with pure electric vehicles.
Volvo Car UK has partnered with POD Point to answer your charging needs, be it at home or at work. POD Point are able to offer a charging solution to meet your specific requirements to ensure you receive the maximum benefit of owning a plug-in hybrid. Currently, the Office of Low Emissions offer a grant towards the purchase of a domestic charging point (capped at £500 incl VAT), more information on the different charging solutions can be found below.
No more will you have to compromise on your driving experience to drive cleaner. With an electric motor and an efficient diesel engine both on demand at the touch of a button, the choice is all yours.
Hybrid mode uses both the electric and combustion motors, optimised for performance, fuel consumption and comfort.
Commuting to work? Switch to pure mode for short trips across town. You’ll use zero fuel and produce zero emissions – and travel in whisper-quiet comfort.
Use power mode for sporty, quick-response driving with sharper throttle response, and all four wheels driven.
Switch to ‘save’ to ensure that battery charge will be available to you later in your journey – so if you’re heading into a city, you’ll always have battery power.
Just like our XC90 T8 Twin Engine, the V60 D6 AWD Plug-in Hybrid delivers brilliant fuel economy and low emissions, plus fantastic performance – how good does a 0-60mph sprint in just 5.8 seconds sound? And for many, memories of fuel pump forecourts could become just that – memories. In pure electric mode, you can cover up to 31 miles of zero-emissions driving – ideal for commuting.
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.