General information on the charging cable*

Use a mode 3 charging cable for charging at a charging station. Some charging stations have a permanent charging cable that you use instead.


The information in this section only refers to charging with a mode 3 charging cable or a charging station with a permanent charging cable.


Only use the charging cable provided with your vehicle or a replacement cable purchased from a Volvo retailer.

Charging with permanent charging cable in accordance with Mode 31

In certain locations, the charging cable is installed within a charging station connected to the mains power circuit. Therefore, use the charging station's charging cable and follow the instructions at the charging station.

Specifications, charging cable
Ambient temperature

-32 °C to 50 °C(-25 °F to 122 °F)


  • Children should be supervised when in the vicinity of the charging cable when it is plugged in.
  • High voltage is passing through the charging cable. Contact with high voltage can cause death or serious personal injury.
  • Do not use the charging cable if it is damaged in any way. A damaged or inoperative charging cable must only be repaired by a workshop - an authorised Volvo workshop is recommended.
  • Always position the charging cable so that it will not be driven over, stepped on, tripped over or damaged in some other way, or cause personal injury.
  • Do not connect one or more adapters of any type between charging cable and car.

Also, refer to the manufacturer's instructions for using the charging cable and its components.


Always stop charging first before unplugging the charging cable from the car's charging input socket and then from the charging station.


Clean the charging cable with a clean cloth, moistened with water or a mild detergent. Do not use chemicals or solvents.


The charging cable and its associated parts must not be swamped or immersed in water.
  1. * Option/accessory.
  2. 1 European standard - EN 61851-1.