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XC90 Twin Engine

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Maintain or increase the hybrid battery's state of charge while driving.

In some situations, it can be useful to be able to control the hybrid battery's state of charge while driving is in progress. The Hold and Charge functions are available in all drive modes.

Long-term storage of vehicles with hybrid batteries

To minimise hybrid battery degradation during prolonged storage (longer than 1 month) of the vehicle, a charge level of approximately 25% is recommended, as indicated on the driver display.

Hybrid related information in the driver display

The driver display shows different instruments and functions depending on the drive mode selected. The instruments help the driver to drive the car while maintaining the best possible driving economy.

Economical driving

Drive economically and eco-consciously by driving smoothly, thinking ahead, and adjusting your driving style and speed to the prevailing conditions.

General information about Twin Engine

Twin Engine runs like a regular car, but certain functions differ from a car that only runs on petrol or diesel. The electric motor drives the car mostly at low speeds, the petrol engine at higher speeds, as well as during more active driving.

Electric operation range in urban environment

The car's range for electric operation depends on several factors. The ability to achieve a long range varies according to the circumstances and conditions under which the car is being driven.

Hybrid battery

The car is equipped with a hybrid battery for electric motor operation - a maintenance-free rechargeable Lithium-ion type battery.


Drive modes

Selection of drive mode affects the car's driving characteristics in order to enhance the driving experience and facilitate driving in special situations.

Hybrid-related symbols and messages

A number of symbols and messages regarding XC90 Twin Engine can be shown in the driver display. They may also be shown in combination with general indicator and warning symbols and are then extinguished when the problems have been rectified.

Drive systems

Volvo's Twin Engine combines an internal combustion engine that drives the front wheels with an electric motor that drives the rear wheels.