First drive Volvo V60 Hybrid plugin

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VOLVO V60 Plug-In Hybrid

Jonathan Hawley

Volvo V60 plug-in

At least two aspects of the station wagon being at Volvo’s test facility in reveal that this is no V60.

First, that in mode it is the strong, silent accelerating with a satisfying from low speeds with an lack of noise apart a not unpleasant turbine-like whine from the electric motor in the

Second, that when the button is pushed it turns from Dr Jeckyll to Mr Hyde as the of a throbbing 160kW five-cylinder engine and the 50kW electric propel it with almost haste for what is meant to be an low emissions vehicle.

Volvo V60 Hybrid plug-in

claims the V60 plug-in hybrid, should be on sale in Australia in will hit 100km/h from in 6.9 seconds in full power

In electric mode, it uses no at all and will travel that way for when fully charged for 80 per cent of the world’s motorists to their daily commuting, or school-run duties, Volvo

In its third hybrid mode for longer distances it could use as as 1.9 L/100km and emit barely 49 of C02 every kilometre thanks to its big and frugal diesel engine.

Volvo V60 Hybrid plug-in

Peugeot beats Volvo to the with its 3008 Hybrid 4 should be the world’s first hybrid. As well as low fuel and emissions, Volvo’s aim was to produce a car with high levels of drivability and safety.

It scores on the front, differing little in of packaging and interior space any other V60 wagon, apart the floor of the luggage bay being a scant six centimetres to accommodate the battery pack that, says, should take 3.5 to charge in a home or office with higher than 16 amp power.

There are no complaints about the V60 performance either, despite it around 300kg more a comparable front-drive diesel to the addition the battery pack and motor driving the rear

Volvo V60 Hybrid plug-in

has been looked after in thorough Volvo fashion a full regime of crash to ensure no rupturing of the battery in an accident, plus multiple against electrocution from the 400 electrical powertrain system.

VOLVO V60 Plug-In Hybrid

The diesel engine driving the wheels is to be modified with a starter motor and (six-speed transmission oil pump to ensure switching between electric and power while on the move.

Unlike a conventional hybrid car as the Toyota Prius, the V60 does more often, travelling on purely electrical power to its large battery that can be on mains power.

Volvo V60 plug-in

Also unlike a hybrid with its electric crammed into the engine the V60’s rear placement a larger, more powerful has been fitted for better

Volvo is even working on a app so that owners can remotely their car’s heating or air systems before unplugging the making for a comfortable initial environment while taking of the external power source.

Despite the early prototypes has sampled in Sweden being far polished production versions, the switch between propulsion indeed difficult to detect.

V60 Hybrid plug-in

At highway wind and road noise are to make diesel or electric modes audibly interchangeable the driver’s seat unless the is floored and the five-cylinder diesel to work hard.

With a front axle and electric rear it even works as a wheel drive with a of off-road ability thanks to a of electronic systems that both ends work in

VOLVO V60 Plug-In Hybrid
VOLVO V60 Plug-In Hybrid
VOLVO V60 Plug-In Hybrid
VOLVO V60 Plug-In Hybrid
VOLVO V60 Plug-In Hybrid
VOLVO V60 Plug-In Hybrid

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