2012 Volvo V60 Plugin Hybrid car review @ Top Speed

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Volvo V60 Electric Cars

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year: 2012 Volvo Model: V60 Engine: D5 turbodiesel Transmission: six-speed Horsepower @ RPM: 285hp and electric combined) MPG(Cty): 124 @ RPM: 324lb-ft Displacement: L

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Volvo has unveiled its next hybrid for the mass market at the Geneva Show. The Volvo V60 Plug-in will introduce several new innovations that Volvo Car has developing. Devel opment of the V60 has taken place at the same as the full electric C30 model and production of that ready to the V60 is not far behind.

This new model be capable of driving 32 miles on electric power and produce 49g/km of carbon dioxide This car features a unique of a diesel engine powering the car in situations and the electric motor in for others. Multiple driving can be selected by the driver depending of he rather use full electric or the two in conjunction – this differs many hybrids because the car usually make the decision to use electric power.

In order to develop these quickly and efficiently Volvo a partnership with the Swedish supplier Vattenfall in 2007 and has working on plug in technology since.

In order to get true car to think green, you have to them the opportunity to drive low carbon dioxide emissions taking away the adrenaline that promotes genuine pleasure. The V60 Plug-inHybrid has all the traditional of a genuine sports wagon. we’ve done is to spice it up spearhead technology, says Jacoby.

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Exterior and Interior

The V60 Hybrid is a standard V60 model a hybrid powertrain. Basically that means is that you be looking at a typical V60 with the changes being on the center and in the engine. The center console be the informational hub of what is transpiring in the SUV s powertrain.

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Volvo V60 Electric Cars

This Volvo V60 be priced lightly higher a standard version, but the saving in economy may outweigh the initial In order to make the car as efficient as Volvo has included a 2.4-liter 5-cylinder diesel motor powers the front wheels of the This engine can produce and 440Nm of torque, giving the car plenty of power. The major comes in the rear end, an Electric Rear Axle (ERAD) unit gives to the rear wheels.

An electric that makes 70hp is its charge by a 12kWh lithium-ion pack. These two systems combine to make 285hp and of torque and a rather quick acceleration of 0-60mph in 6.9 seconds.

The battery itself is very and features several new things not seen in the way it operates. For starters it can be off your home s typical this charge at roughly will take 4.5 hours. In with the car s computers, a driver can to run in full engine mode and the battery power. He may want to do while on the freeway and switch to electric once he enters a city. When the car is in inclement an AWD button on the console is capable of on both sets of motors to traction and control.

The computer is capable of managing how power is sent to each and thus provides the maximum and fuel efficiency. Furthermore a can input the distance of his journey leaving and the car will determine the route and the best use of diesel or power to achieve high efficiency.

Safety

In typical fashion, safety is a paramount Many people in the industry are about how large battery will react after and Volvo has taken it under during development. The battery in the V60 will be completely separated the passenger compartment and encased by steel beams in the frame. If the were to be damaged in an accident ducts have been into the structure to lead the out safely under the car.

Other safety features Collision Warning, Full Brake, and City Safety be standard on the new V60 and intend to keep safe in all conditions.

Volvo V60 Electric Cars
Volvo V60 Electric Cars
Volvo V60 Electric Cars

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