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Volvo V60 Electric Cars

Future Models — 2014 V60

Plug-in diesel-electric delayed for Oz until 2014

Volvo says its V60 plug-in wagon is part EV, part and part muscle car.

V60 plug-in diesel hybrid more than two years local debut

15 December

VOLVO has released full of its world-first plug-in diesel the V60 PHEV wagon, before it production next year but is now unlikely to see the car here before 2014.

The Swedish maker s managing director Matt told GoAuto at the Melbourne show in July, when the V60 made its local debut, the car was on track to arrive here as the s first electrified vehicle year or by early 2013 at the

Volvo Car Australia has now confirmed a strictly limited production run of cars all painted the same Silver hue will roll off the from November next for overseas markets as a 2013 but none of these are earmarked for

A larger batch of between and 6000 cars will be for model year 2014, and VCA affairs manager Jaedene told GoAuto the first examples were likely to from this production making Australia s first V60 a year later than

The Nordic region is predictably to be the largest market for the car, around 30 per cent to be allocated to and neighbouring countries.

Other markers such as Germany, Belgium, France, the Netherlands and will receive the lion s of the remainder, with each securing between five and 15 per of the production run.

Volvo begin taking orders in for the car from early next and has indicated prices will be in the vicinity of EUR 57,000 ($A74,000). VCA GoAuto in Sweden in October it hoped to price the ground-breaking at less than $75,000

President and CEO of Volvo Cars Jacoby said he expects the production run to sell out well initial production commences. is immense interest from the he said. We are convinced that the thousand cars will be even before production under way next autumn.

Typical of an electrified vehicle, the expects the fleet sector to up the majority of sales, with that up to 80 per cent of total will become company

The V60 plug-in is the first car of its kind in the world because, unlike s 3008 Hybrid4 and 508 RXH Hybrid4 models, the V60 diesel hybrid can be recharged from an external source.

The Peugeots use a more hybrid set-up in which the combustion engine diverts to the battery pack. The 3008 s fuel efficiency of 3.8 litres per is double that of the Volvo, the 508 RXH s is higher still.

Peugeot is to beat the Volvo to showroom with its 3008 Hybrid4 and diesel hybrids, however, of which are likely to arrive in 2013.

The production V60 PHEV is from the prototype model we drove in Sweden in October separate story) by its new paintwork, alloys, integrated tailpipes, black grill, aerodynamic spoiler and unique badges.

The interior is mostly standard with blue-grey wood on the floating dash and standard like speed-dependent electric front and rear parking and a high-end multimedia system.


A for Volvo is the fully-digitised Driver Monitor, which sees the analogue gauges swapped for a LED screen.

Drivers can also with the car via a smartphone app that functions like air-conditioning and a reminder to put the car on charge at a predetermined

Described as the most advanced ever, the company calls the V60 three cars in one part EV, hybrid car and part muscle It should also seat people and their luggage, and the same five-star Euro crash test rating as the V60.

The bulk of the V60 s power courtesy of a 2.4-litre D5 five-cylinder unit that delivers of power at 4000rpm and a thumping of torque between 1500 and through the front wheels via a automatic transmission.

The rear axle, meanwhile, is by a 52kW/200Nm electric motor by a 11.2kWh lithium-ion battery under the floor of the loading

Volvo V60 Electric Cars

The sophisticated battery is made up of 10 each containing 20 cells, an integrated computer that the system and compares temperature and level in each of these 200

The battery pack has its own water-cooling driven by the car s on-board climate-control

The rear tailgate gets a D6 badge, since the PHEV s outputs place it on par with the T6 turbocharged six-cylinder petrol

Three buttons mounted on the central fascia control the car s different driving modes: hybrid or power.

In Pure, the car on the electric motor as much as with a total range of up to Volvo says this is for the daily needs of most

A regenerative braking system on the axle helps recharge the pack, with the front brakes only kicking in heavy stopping power is

Hybrid, which is the standard upon start-up, combines power sources over a of up to 1000km, with claimed of 1.9L/100km (half that of the Prius) and carbon dioxide of just 49 grams per kilometre 40g/km less than the 89g/km benchmark.

The electric drive unit in the middle of the car traction needs according to conditions, but torque to the rear is limited due to the electric motor s output and four-wheel-drive is only at up to 120km/h.

Power mode the drivetrain for maximum performance, combined outputs of 212kW and an 640Nm helping the car sprint to in just 6.2 seconds.

There is a Save For Later button charges the battery via the diesel on the move, to help secure 20km of pure EV driving.

says the car can be charged with to 16-amp electricity supplies via a socket. The cabin can also be or cooled while the car is charging start-up.

Times vary between 7.5 with a 6A supply and 4.5 hours 10A to just 3.5 hours when 16A is A quick burst of 10 amps for 45 provides enough charge to 10km.

European energy Vattenfall is also offering to some European markets include a wall-mounted charging powered exclusively by renewable

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