High voltage battery

For running on electricity, the car is equipped with a high voltage battery located in the car's chassis. The battery and high voltage system work with a much higher voltage than the car's normal electrical system.

Only authorised workshop personnel are allowed to handle high voltage battery parts.

The car cannot be driven if the high voltage battery is discharged. In order to charge the battery, the car's smaller 12 V battery needs to be sufficiently charged in order to have the capacity to power the car's electrical system and start the charging.


Replacing the high voltage battery must only be performed by a workshop – an authorised Volvo workshop is recommended.

Location of the high voltage battery

P6-C40-High voltage battery placement

Service life and capacity of the high voltage battery

The capacity of the high voltage battery diminishes with age and use, which may result in reduced range.


Follow the recommendations regarding handling the high voltage battery in order to optimise its service life and performance.

High voltage battery specifications

Type: Lithium-ion

The total amount of energy depends on version1.

Recharge Twin: 78 kWh

Recharge Twin: 82 kWh

Recharge2: 82 kWh

Recharge2: 73 kWh

  1. 1 Not all variants of electric motors are available in all markets.
  2. 2 Single Motor Extended Range