Drive modes

"Hold" and "Charge" function

Updated 7/9/2020

"Hold" and "Charge" function

In some situations, it can be useful to be able to control the hybrid battery's state of charge while driving is in progress. This is possible with the functions Hold and Charge.

Hold and Charge are available in all drive modes. The functions are cancelled if Pure drive mode is activated.

Function buttons for Hold and Charge

The functions are activated in the centre display's function view.


P5-1646-x90 hybrid-function button Hold in centerdisplay

Battery level sustained for later use.

The function maintains the charge in the hybrid battery for electric drive and saves available electricity for later use, e.g. for driving in an urban environment or through a residential area.

The car works as for normal hybrid operation with discharged battery where, in addition to re-using brake-generated energy, for example, the car starts the internal combustion engine more often in order to maintain the charge in the battery.


P5-1646-x90 hybrid-function button Charge in centerdisplay

Engine charges hybrid battery.

The function charges the hybrid battery with assistance from the internal combustion engine for using increased electric operation at a later time.

Symbols in the driver display

P5-15w19 - Drivemode SAVE lock

The symbol is shown in the hybrid battery gauge when Hold is activated.

P5-1717-XC60H-CHARGE symbol in hybrid battery gauge

The symbol is shown in the hybrid battery gauge when Charge is activated.

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