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Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Next-Generation Hybrid 2013 Volvo V60 Plug-in Hybrid

Volvo claimed the 2013 Volvo V60 Plug-in Hybrid as a virtually production-ready car with carbon dioxide emissions below 50 g/km. The 2013 Volvo V60 Plug-in Hybrid has been presented at the Geneva Motor Show 2011. This car is the result of close collaboration between Volvo Cars and Swedish energy provider Vattenfall. Volvo scheduled start Plug-in hybrid on the market in 2012.

“An important aspect of the project was to preserve the excellent driving pleasure of Volvo V60, a high level of safety and comfort of luxury. Meanwhile, the average CO2 emissions and fuel consumption is reduced by half compared to what is available in the market today, “said Stefan Jacoby, President and CEO of Volvo Cars.

The 2013 Volvo V60 Plug-in Hybrid has a range of up to 50 kilometres when powered solely by electricity. Press the “Hybrid” and you’re driving a hybrid high efficiency with an average carbon dioxide emissions of just 49 g / km. Select the “Power” and you’ll have at your command a veritable powerplant providing a combined total of 215 + 70 horsepower and acceleration from 0-60 mph in just 6.7 seconds.

The front wheels of the V60 Plug-in Hybrid will be powered by a 2.4-liter five-cylinder D5 turbodiesel, producing 215 horsepower and maximum torque of 325 lb.-ft. (440 Nm). The rear axle features ERAD (Electric Rear Axle Drive) in the form of an electric motor that produces 70 horsepower, which is powered by a battery of 12 kWh lithium-ion batteries. The car features a six-speed automatic transmission.

The driver chooses the preferred driving mode via three buttons on the instrument panel: Pure, Hybrid and Power. The interaction between diesel and electric power is handled through a control system.

As the third leg of the electrification strategy at Volvo Cars, the Volvo V60 2013 The Plug-in Hybrid is driving the next generation of engines with hybrid technology.

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