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Volvo Launches World’s Plug-in Diesel Hybrid

s new V60 Plug-in will pair two efficient — but costly technologies.

Volvo Car Corp. the maker of prestige Euro is starting up limited production of it describes as the world s first plug-in hybrid.

The new Volvo V60 Hybrid can run for long periods on or utilize the onboard diesel for power during extended

The combined diesel and electric system produces about 285 and Volvo says it expects an 124 miles per gallon equivalent economy, a number calculated using the battery propulsion for of one’s daily driving.

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According to the V60 Plug-in uses an 11.2 kWh battery that should 50 kilometers – or about 32 miles per  It does not appear there are plans to bring the V60 Plug-in to the nor is it clear what the EPA range would be.  The government – which oversees fuel and related testing – typically up with a far less generous than manufacturers quote for

It appears that Volvo is deeper into the energy in its battery than the competing Volt and its European cousin, the Ampera.  They manage a few more miles per charge on a 16 kWh battery, General Motors tapping only about 60% of the total energy reserves in to maximize its life. Other however, draw down as as 90% of total energy to maximize

Volvo is not the first to use a diesel in a configuration, Peugeot having the pairing of the two technologies in a conventional layout.

However, We are first in the to integrate a plug-in hybrid in an production flow together other car models, says Mertens, Senior Vice Research and Development at Volvo Car The integration in the standard production gives the plug-in hybrid the possibility to choose in principle all available for the standard V60.

The of the diesel plug-in hybrid take place on the same as the company s other models at the plant in Gothenburg – though the had to be modified in several places to the diesel-hybrid.

Among the biggest challenges, to Volvo, was installing the lithium-ion pack. That requires it through the car’s tailgate, a company news release, side forward. It is then a quarter of a turn in the passenger a maneuver that takes 60 and carried out with less 20 millimeters to spare.”

In all, the new carries 200 more parts the conventional Volvo V60 – including the gas/electric drivetrain.

Volvo has not yet announced pricing for the new but considering the hefty premiums diesels and plug-ins command the price tag for the V60 Plug-in is expected to be Volvo largely targeting buyers who want to go green the cost.

After the initial of 1,000 model-year 2013 production will increase to cars in 2014, Volvo

Paul A. Eisenstein contributed to report.

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