The rear axle of the XC60 is turned by a 60kW electric motor powered by 12kWh lithium-ion battery pack installed under the boot and charged from a standard power outlet though recharging time varies with the current. If 220V is available a full charge with 12A takes 3.5 hours, with 110V/12A 7.5 hours.
AWD MODE: The XC60 Plug-in Hybrid sports an electric all-wheel drive mode. The central control unit distributes power between the front wheels and the electrically driven rear axle.
Drivers can save battery power by activating the vehicle's "Save" mode. The generator charges and tops-up the battery pack if necessary.