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Hybrid Volvo V60 Plug-In

From mid-morning to mid-afternoon, the new V60 Plug-In Hybrid was standing our house alongside our living-room A 14-metre canary yellow snaked from the charging in the car’s front nearside through a half-closed window and to a standard 13-amp socket. else was in the house that day so was grumbling about the Arctic streaming in over the windowsill.

By the flashing emerald light on the point had steadied to a constant indicating that the lithium-ion was full. After supper, I to use the V60 solely on battery power to our older daughter to an evening in our nearby town and then on to the in the outlying trading estate. I collect her and drive her home her lesson. The total distance of round-trip was 10.6 miles.

The roads are all semi-urban. I did not exceed the limits.

When we left, the indicator was showing 24 miles as the the car could run on electricity alone. we got home, only eight charge was left.

Eh? The Volvo V60 Hybrid is supposed to go 31 miles on a battery. Yet it was good for little than half that that evening. What wrong?

We used it like a normal That was our mistake. The night was cold so – as you would – I switched on the heaters for a while to clear the

We turned up the air-conditioning and switched on the heaters. I was listening to the radio and my was reading by the beam of an interior

That will do it. Just those extra demands to the is more than enough to an electric car’s theoretical distance.

This is a deep On the face of it, the world’s first plug-in hybrid would suit this household. If we charge the V60 overnight from our supply, my wife could advantage of its ostensible 10p per mile and use it on pure electric power for her commute, which is nearly 20 each way.

Her employers certainly wouldn’t if she topped up the battery from electricity during the working

But if this car’s true is only about 18 miles on power, my wife could depend on getting to work the 2.5-litre engine took from the 70bhp electric After work, she could detour to shops or to visit a without using some fuel for the full journey – might make anybody why they had spent more £50,000 for a hybrid when could get an excellent and highly diesel-powered V60 for about half the

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The general public has evidently this question and made same calculations. Recently figures show that and hybrid cars constitute than three per cent of in the UK and take-up remains little now than 10 years ago.

authorities may fancy swanking green credentials with vehicles for their fleets. But customers are generally keeping money securely in their

Volvo must be in despair. many of the manufacturers that been dragooned by governments bringing out electric and hybrid they have produced a piece of work with the V60 Hybrid. The V60 is already one of the best in its class but this all-wheel-drive combines rapturous build with performance and driving to rival a Jaguar XF.

It is a grievous and misfortune for Volvo that so few will buy it.

Volvo V60 Plug-In

Price: £48,775 excluding government plug-in subsidy net)

Price as tested: £50,625

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


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