Hybrid-related information

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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.

Frequently asked questions about reimbursed electricity costs for plug-in hybrids

All new plug-in hybrids ordered between 16 October 2019 and 30 September 2020 are eligible for up to one year of reimbursed electric charging.Individual market dates may vary.

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.

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.

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.