Start charging the hybrid battery

The car's hybrid battery is charged with a charging cable between the car and a 230 V socket1 (alternating current).

Only use the charging cable supplied with the car or a replacement cable recommended by Volvo.


Never connect the charging cable when there is a risk of thunderstorm or lightning strike.


Volvo recommends a charging cable in accordance with IEC 62196 and IEC 61851 which supports temperature monitoring.


  • The hybrid battery must only be charged at maximum permitted charging current or lower in accordance with applicable local and national recommendations for hybrid charging from 230 V sockets (alternating current)/plugs.
  • Charging the hybrid battery must only take place from an approved grounded 230 V socket2 or from a charging station with a loose charging cable (Mode 3) supplied by Volvo.
  • The control unit's ground fault breaker protects the car, but there may still be a risk of overloading the 230 V mains power circuit.
  • Avoid visible worn or damaged mains sockets since they may lead to fire damage and/or personal injury if used.
  • Never use an extension cable.
  • Never use an adapter.


  • The charging cable has a built-in circuit breaker. Charging must only take place with grounded and approved sockets.
  • Children should be supervised when in the vicinity of the charging cable when it is plugged in.
  • High voltage in 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.
  • Disconnect the charger from the wall outlet before cleaning it.
  • Never connect the charging cable to an extension cord or a multiple plug socket.

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


  • Check that the 230 V socket (alternating current) has adequate power capacity for charging electric vehicles - in the event of uncertainty, the socket must be checked by a qualified professional.
  • If the socket has unknown power capacity - use the lowest level on the control unit.
Take the charging cable out from the storage compartment on the right-hand side of the cargo area. Note that the car must be switched off prior to charging.
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Connect the charging cable to a 230 V socket. Never use an extension cable.

Set the correct charging current (for existing 230 V socket) on the control unit.
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Open the charging hatch. Remove the charging handle's protective cover and then press the handle the whole way into the socket for the car.

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Clamp the charging handle's cover in place as illustrated.


To avoid damage to the paint, e.g. in the event of high winds, position the charging handle's protective cover so that it does not touch the car.

The charging cable's charging handle is fastened/locked in, and charging starts within 5 seconds. When charging has started, the LED lamp in the charging input socket flashes with a green glow. The driver display shows the remaining estimated charging time or whether charging is not working as intended.

Battery charging can be interrupted for a while if the car is unlocked:

  • and the door is opened - charging restarts within a few minutes.
  • without the door being opened - the car is relocked automatically. Charging restarts after 1 minute.


Never unplug the charging cable from the 230 V socket (alternating current) while charging is in progress - there is then a risk of damaging the 230 V socket. Always stop charging first before unplugging the charging cable from the car's charging input socket and then from the 230 V socket.

Condensation from the air conditioning may drip under the car during charging. This is normal and takes place due to cooling of the hybrid battery.

  1. 1 The voltage in the socket may vary depending on market.
  2. 2 Or equivalent sockets with a different voltage, depending on market.