Preconditioning the car

Preconditioning of the car is possible when it is plugged into the mains power circuit.

  • In a cold climate the fuel-driven heater heats both the engine and the passenger compartment - the electrically-driven heater only heats the passenger compartment before departure.
  • In a hot climate the AC system cools the passenger compartment.

Preconditioning the car reduces wear.

Condensation may form during preconditioning, see General information about preconditioning.


Preconditioning is possible even when the car is not connected to the mains.*


During preconditioning of the passenger compartment, the car works to reach comfort temperature and not the temperature set in the climate control system.


The compressor can operate and cool the hybrid battery even when passenger compartment cooling is not selected or required. The compressor emits noise.
Select from the following:
Preconditioning can be activated:
  • directly via the information display, remote control key* or mobile*
  • with timer.


Volvo recommends that you activate preconditioning via the timer, and then have the car connected to the mains power circuit.

  1. * Option/accessory.