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-XC40BEV-2037-Traction 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.

Some recommendations to increase battery service life:
  • Leave the charging cable fitted when the car is parked. Primarily in particularly hot or cold climates.
  • Avoid driving to a 0% State of Charge (SoC).
  • If the State of Charge (SoC) is 0%, the battery should be charged as soon as possible.
  • Avoid maximum charging of the battery if this is not needed for the mileage. A recommended charge level is shown in the centre display.

High voltage battery specifications

Type: Lithium-ion

Total amount of energy: 78 kWh.