Plug-in hybrid technology without compromise

The pinnacle of Drive-E technology is Twin Engine – our range of plug-in hybrid models that combine an electric motor with an efficient petrol or diesel engine to deliver high performance and low emissions. 
It’s plug-in hybrid technology designed around your needs. You get the same safety, practicality and luxury as you do with our other models, with more power, less environmental impact and a choice of intelligent driving modes that enhance every journey

A mode to suit every journey

Your Volvo fits seamlessly into your life with Twin Engine, thanks to a range of useful drive modes. Just select the one you want at the push of a button


Commute to work in whisper-quiet comfort, using electric power only. A range of up to 50 kilometres means that you can drive with zero emissions for the majority of trips.


In everyday driving a hybrid mode automatically chooses between power sources – or combines them – to keep you moving as smoothly and efficiently as possible.


When you want an extra burst of pace, Power mode combines both power sources to give you maximum acceleration and a sharper throttle response, with the reassurance of all-wheel drive.

Meet our plug-in hybrid family

However you live, our plug-in hybrid range has a model that will enhance your life. Twin Engine models blend Volvo luxury and performance with CO2 emissions as low as 49g/km, and the range-topping XC90 T8 Twin engine is a seven-seat premium SUV that combines thrilling performance with zero-emissions capability. As our plug-in hybrid family grows, so does your choice. In the future we will offer Twin Engine versions across our entire range of cars, including the new S90, and launch a supremely efficient front-wheel-drive model.

Plug-in, switch on

Like all our innovations, Twin Engine technology is designed to improve and simplify your life. You don’t have to worry about running out of power, because there is a conventional engine that will always get you to your destination. Recharging is easy, and the battery for our plug-in hybrid cars is uniquely placed to ensure there’s no compromise on space, safety or driving pleasure. Twin Engine gives you everything you expect from a Volvo, and more.