Charging the hybrid battery - starting


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


Use a charging cable recommended by Volvo in accordance with IEC 62196 and IEC 61851 that supports temperature monitoring.
Take out the charging cable from the storage compartment under the cargo area floor.
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Connect the charging cable to a 230 VAC socket. Never use an extension cord.

Set the correct charging current (for current 230 VAC socket) on the control unit.
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Remove the charging handle's cover and then connect the handle to the car.

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Location of the charging handle's cover.


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 plug is fastened/locked in and charging starts after approx. 10 seconds.

To check the remaining charging time:

  • Press the remote control key's button for Approach lighting - the combined instrument panel then shows the estimated time.

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

  • and the door is opened - charging restarts after 2 minutes.
  • without the door being opened - the car is relocked automatically, see Locking/unlocking - from the outside. Charging restarts after 1 minute.


Approach lighting must be active in order to show the remaining charging time. Its settings are managed in the menu system MY CAR.


Never unplug the charging cable from the 230 VAC socket while charging is in progress - there is then a risk that the 230 VAC socket may be damaged.
When charging is complete (see following table) - open the driver's door. Then the combined instrument panel illuminates and can show information about charge status.
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The LED lamps show the current status while charging is in progress. The white, blue, red and yellow lamps are activated when the passenger compartment lighting is switched on - they remain switched on for a while after the passenger compartment lighting has been switched off.

LED lamp glowSpecification
White constantLED light
Yellow constantWaiting mode1 - waiting for charging to start.
Green flashingCharging in progress2.
Green constantCharging complete3.
Blue - flashing or constantTimer switched on.
Red - flashing, constantA fault has arisen.

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 For example, after a door has been opened or the charging cable's plug is not locked in.
  2. 2 The slower the flashing, the closer to fully charged.
  3. 3 Extinguishes after a while.