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Volvo mild hybrid cars

Mild hybrids reduces engine load for a smoother ride with reduced fuel consumption and lower tailpipe emissions.

Denim Blue Volvo XC90 mild hybrid electric vehicle (MHEV)

How does a mild hybrid car work?

The mild hybrid powertrain (MHEV) utilizes both a gas engine and an electric motor. The MHEV is used to start the engine and brake or slow the car, thereby recovering brake energy that is stored in the 48V battery. This energy is then used to help boost the gas engine when accelerating.

Explore the benefits

Volvo V90 Cross Country mild hybrid electric vehicle (MHEV) driving

Smoother drive

The mild hybrid technology adds to a more refined driving experience. The engine restarts instantly and you can enjoy a smoother drive from standstill.

Rear view of Volvo S60 black edition sedan mild hybrid electric vehicle (MHEV) driving

Lower fuel consumption

The integrated starter generator actively reduces engine load for lowered fuel consumption, especially in urban driving situations.

Volvo mild hybrid acceleration

More power

Using recuperated electric energy, the integrated starter generator boosts the gas engine for more powerful acceleration.

Advanced safety features

Drive with peace of mind knowing your mild hybrid car is equipped with advanced innovations designed to keep you and your loved ones safe on the road.

Part of our award-winning lineup

Many of our mild hybrid cars are award-winning. Explore Volvo's recent awards and accolades.

Explore our other electrified powertrains

Rear view of Volvo C40 Recharge fully electric

Explore our electric cars

Our fully electric cars offer emissions-free driving without compromising range and power.

Rear view of Volvo XC60 Recharge plug-in hybrid

Explore our plug-in hybrids

Plug-in hybrids pair an electric motor and a gas engine for worry-free driving.

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