Range in electric mode for Twin Engine
By using the car's electric motor you can reduce fuel consumption and at the same time help save the environment. You can affect how far you can drive by frequently charging the car, using preconditioning and planning your journey.
Hold and Charge
Using the Hold and Charge functions you have the option to control hybrid battery charging while driving. Hold and Charge have replaced the Save drive mode that was previously in cars with hybrid engines.
The internal combustion engine may start automatically and/or does not switch off
During electrical operation, the car may sometimes need to start the internal combustion engine automatically due to external circumstances, which is completely normal. In low outside temperatures, for example, this may take place in order to achieve the desired passenger compartment temperature. In addition, the engine starts when the hybrid battery reaches its lowest state of charge.
Accessories for Twin Engine
Volvo offers a range of accessories that facilitate charging and which make your everyday life more flexible.
Charging cable locks automatically
While you are packing your car, or if you have forgotten to lock the car, you may find that the charging cable has locked into the car's charging input socket automatically. This is to ensure that e.g. charging or preconditioning can be started and to increase the range for electric operation.
If the tank valve is closed on the Twin Engine during refuelling
When refuelling your Twin Engine, it may be handy to know that the valve in the fuel filler flap closes a short while after you have pressed the button to open the fuel filler flap. If the valve closes before you are ready to refuel, you will need to press the button to open the fuel filler flap and reopen the valve.