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Accessories for Twin Engine

Volvo offers a range of accessories that facilitate charging and which make your everyday life more flexible.

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.

If the tank valve is closed on the Twin Engine during refuelling

Updated 1/21/2020

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.

Open the fuel filler flap and valve

17w26 - P5 - Support site - Tank symbol - Hybrid

The driver's display in your car uses an arrow to indicate the side on which your fuel filler flap is located.

17w26 - P5 - Support site - Tank flap oppening button - Hybrid

To open the fuel filler flap and valve, press the button on the instrument panel.

There is pressure equalisation in the fuel tank, which means there is a slight delay when the flap is opened. The message Preparing for refuel and Fuel lid will be unlocked when ready appears in the driver's displayFor XC40 Twin Engine, instead the messages Fuel tank and Fuel filler cap open appear., followed by Fuel tank and Ready for refuelling. Your car is now ready for refuelling.

Note

Note that the valve in the tank may close without prior warning a short while after you have pressed the button to open the fuel filler flap. If the valve closes while you are refuelling, repeat the above step to open the fuel filler flap and valve again.

Tips when refuelling

Press the button to open the fuel filler flap just before you plan to refuel so that you have time to refuel before the valve in the tank is closed.

You can extend the time before the closing of the valve in the tank by leaving the driver's door slightly open while you refuel.

Car model/model year

XC90 Twin Engine of model year 2016 and later

XC60 Twin Engine, V90 Twin Engine and S90 Twin Engine of model year 2018 onwards

V60 Twin Engine of model year 2019 and later

S60 Twin Engine of model year 2020 onwards

The range of models may vary depending on market.


This article is applicable to

Car model/model year

XC90 Twin Engine of model year 2016 and later

XC60 Twin Engine, V90 Twin Engine and S90 Twin Engine of model year 2018 onwards

V60 Twin Engine of model year 2019 and later

S60 Twin Engine of model year 2020 onwards

The range of models may vary depending on market.


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