The New Volvo Mild Hybrid (MHEV) Lineup

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Ever innovating, Volvo Cars now offers luxury vehicles incorporating a mild hybrid operation. While there's a difference between plug-in hybrid and mild hybrid designs, in all Gorges Volvo Cars extends Volvo Cars' collective bearing towards sustainability. With Volvo's MHEV options, choose lessened reliance on fuel and reduced tailpipe emissions. 

Current Available Mild Hybrid Models

Volvo XC60

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Volvo S60

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Volvo S90

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Volvo V90 Cross Country

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How Does a Volvo Mild Hybrid Differ from a Plug-In Hybrid?

Charging opportunities are needed with Volvo plug-in hybrids. Once charged, the Volvo Recharge driver is afforded a certain all-electric mile threshold. Upon meeting that window, the combustion engine will rely upon fuel reserves.

Volvo mild hybrid offerings of Mild hybrid SUVs and Mild hybrid sedans and Mild hybrid wagons have been designed slightly different. With plug-in charging opportunities for some non-existent, Volvo mild hybrids incorporate a combustion engine with an electric motor. This provides hybrid efficiency without the plug.

By the energy captured when braking, the storage capacity of a 48-volt battery boosts the combustion engine during start-up and take-off. It's a combined operation detailed by the B5/B6 class of new generation Volvo powertrains. These Volvo Mild hybrids are also more affordable than Volvo plug-in hybrids and all-electric vehicles.

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Volvo Mild Hybrid Models

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Volvo Mild-Hybrid Technology FAQ

  • What is a mild hybrid? Volvo's mild-hybrid powertrains leverage a 48-volt electric motor to capture energy typically lost during deceleration-a process known as "regenerative braking." That energy is stored in a small battery until it is redeployed to assist the engine during higher-load situations like ignition, stop-starts, and low-speed acceleration.

  • Do mild-hybrid systems improve fuel economy? By alleviating even a fraction of the combustion engine's workload, a mild-hybrid system helps achieve smoother operation, lower emissions, and reduced fuel consumption. For example, the 2022 Volvo XC90 T5 AWD achieved EPA-estimated fuel efficiency ratings of 20 mpg city, 28 mpg highway, and 23 mpg combined. For 2023, Volvo replaced the gas-only T5 with a new B5 mild-hybrid, improving the XC90's EPA mpg ratings to 23 city, 29 highway, and 25 combined.

  • Do mild-hybrid vehicles require charging? No. A mild hybrid powertrain continually charges the battery as you operate the vehicle.

  • Can mild hybrids run only on electricity? No. The energy from a mild-hybrid powertrain serves to assist the engine in situations it works the hardest. If you're interested in a vehicle that can operate in both gasoline and electric modes, we invite you to consider Volvo's Recharge lineup, which offers EPA-estimated pure-electric ranges from 35 to 41 miles, depending on the model.

  • Which Volvo models are mild-hybrid? Volvo initially rolled out mild-hybrid powertrains for the 2022 S60, S90, XC60, and V90 Cross Country. In 2023, all Volvo models except the electric-only C40 Recharge off a mild-hybrid variant.