Twin engine - performance without compromise

Plug-in hybrid technology without compromise

The pinnacle of Drive-E technology is Twin Engine – our range of plug-in hybrid models that combine an electric motor with an efficient petrol or diesel engine to deliver high performance and low emissions. 
It’s plug-in hybrid technology designed around your needs. You get the same safety, practicality and luxury as you do with our other models, with more power, less environmental impact and a choice of intelligent driving modes that enhance every journey

A mode to suit every journey

Your Volvo fits seamlessly into your life with Twin Engine, thanks to a range of useful drive modes. Just select the one you want at the push of a button


Commute to work in whisper-quiet comfort, using electric power only. A range of up to 50 kilometres means that you can drive with zero emissions for the majority of trips.


In everyday driving a hybrid mode automatically chooses between power sources – or combines them – to keep you moving as smoothly and efficiently as possible.


When you want an extra burst of pace, Power mode combines both power sources to give you maximum acceleration and a sharper throttle response, with the reassurance of all-wheel drive.

Meet our plug-in hybrid family

However you live, our plug-in hybrid range has a model that will enhance your life. Twin Engine models blend Volvo luxury and performance with CO2 emissions as low as 49g/km, and the range-topping XC90 T8 Twin engine is a seven-seat premium SUV that combines thrilling performance with zero-emissions capability. As our plug-in hybrid family grows, so does your choice. In the future we will offer Twin Engine versions across our entire range of cars, including the new S90, and launch a supremely efficient front-wheel-drive model.

Drive smarter

Electrification is a better, more efficient way of giving you the performance you want. Twin Engine models are among the most powerful in their segments, providing effortless acceleration and impeccable refinement, yet they are also among the most efficient. We design our cars around your needs, which is why electrification is already a key component in our cars.

Plug-in, switch on

Like all our innovations, Twin Engine technology is designed to improve and simplify your life. You don’t have to worry about running out of power, because there is a conventional engine that will always get you to your destination. Recharging is easy, and the battery for our plug-in hybrid cars is uniquely placed to ensure there’s no compromise on space, safety or driving pleasure. Twin Engine gives you everything you expect from a Volvo, and more.