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by Faye Sunderland October 01, 2013


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Three new Volvo V60 plug-in hybrids have joined the fleet of chauffeur company, Tristar Worldwide as the firm trials electrified vehicles as part of the Energy Saving Trust’s Plugged-in Fleet Initiative (PIFI).

Tristar will test the vehicles for six to eight months, covering an estimated 20,000 miles in each vehicle. Initially placed with key decision makers at Tristar, the vehicles will then be rolled out to chauffeurs to fully assess the operational benefits of a Plug-in Hybrid.

Funded by the Department for Transport and Transport for London, PIFI aims to help businesses assess how plug-in vehicles can help them cut emissions and reduce running costs of their business vehicles.

Chosen as part of 20 participating fleets in the initiative including Network Rail and the Environment Agency, Tristar’s trial is aimed at helping explore if the currently used Volvo diesels could be replaced with Plug-in Hybrids.

Throughout the course of the trial Tristar will monitor running costs, mileage data and overall driver and customer feedback before compiling a final PIFI report at the trial’s conclusion.

Dean De Beer, Tristar Worldwide Chauffeur Services CEO said: “It’s important that we can offer our discerning clients a wide range of vehicle options including an ultra-low emission solution and the Volvo V60 Plug-in Hybrid is a potential option for this. We are constantly updating our Volvo fleet and the safety features in the latest cars are definitely helping us to reduce our operational costs. We hope that we can achieve similar gains with this vehicle.”

Selwyn Cooper, Volvo Car UK national corporate operations manager said: “The V60 Plug-in Hybrid is the perfect vehicle for chauffeurs as it pairs luxury with a smooth and quiet driving experience. During the trial Tristar can look forward to reducing their overall running costs as well as placing their clients in the back of one of the safest cars on the road today.”

Launched late last year, the Volvo V60 D6 AWD Hybrid, dubbed ‘the world’s first plug-in hybrid diesel’ features a five-cylinder 2.4-litre turbo diesel teamed with a 70 horsepower electric motor and a 11.2kWh lithium ion battery pack. Together, there is maximum torque of 440Nm and 200Nm from the engine and motor respectively, yet the model still achieves 134mpg on a combined cycle.

In Pure driving mode, it has a range of 31 miles on electric power alone, but the diesel engine boosts the overall driving range to around 560 miles.

VOLVO V60 Plug-In Hybrid – 2.4 D6 AWD Geartronic

As a plug-in hybrid, the model also benefits from 100 per cent write-down allowance for business, zero road tax (VED) and is in the lowest BiK tax band of 5 per cent. In some areas the car also attracts reduced parking fees too.

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UK’s largest chauffeur firm trials Volvo V60 Plug-in Hybrid

Oct 1, 2013 — Chauffeur company Tristar Worldwide is trialling three Volvo V60 plug-in hybrids to see if they could be used to replace the current Volvo diesels on its fleet.

Chauffeur company trial Volvo V60 plug-in hybrids Oct 1, 2013

The front wheels of the V60 Plug-in Hybrid are powered by a five-cylinder 2.4-litre turbo diesel engine producing 215 hp and maximum torque is 440 Nm, while.

V60 Hybrid is in huge demand October 04, 2013

The increased demand, especially in Holland, Belgium and Italy, means that Plug-in Hybrid production at Volvo Cars’ Torslanda plant in Sweden will be.

VOLVO V60 Plug-In Hybrid – 2.4 D6 AWD Geartronic
VOLVO V60 Plug-In Hybrid – 2.4 D6 AWD Geartronic
VOLVO V60 Plug-In Hybrid – 2.4 D6 AWD Geartronic
VOLVO V60 Plug-In Hybrid – 2.4 D6 AWD Geartronic
VOLVO V60 Plug-In Hybrid – 2.4 D6 AWD Geartronic

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