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VOLVO V60 Plug-In Hybrid

Volvo presents the world’s diesel plug-in hybrid the V60 — a new breed of hybrid

underlines its sustainable ambitions at the Motor Show

Geneva, 1 March 2011 Volvo be unveiling its Volvo V60 Plug-in — the world’s first car of its kind — which is set to the world of motoring. The Plug-in which will be in show by 2012, is the result of a partnership Volvo Cars and Swedish supplier Vattenfall.

The V60 Plug-in has all the traditional properties of a genuine wagon, with the benefits of new technology that allows the to choose from different modes at the touch of a button: zero emissions (Pure), efficiency diesel -electric (Hybrid) or full-on performance and driven by the electric motor and the engine simultaneously (Power). Hot on the of the C30 full electric car, in 2010, the launch of the V60 Plug-In further demonstrates Volvo’s to sustainable motoring.

At Volvo it is our mission to develop lean cars to contribute to a future. Volvo Cars has groundbreaking green -tech and with our latest development, the V60 Hybrid, we are once again our leadership in the environment field. second-generation hybrid is the perfect for the uncompromising buyer who wants a carbon dioxide-lean car packed driving pleasure says Jacoby, President and CEO of Volvo

Electric and hybrid cars set to transform the automotive industry; industry forecasts suggesting by 2020, approximately 10% of new cars be either entirely battery vehicles or plug-in hybrids .

Three cars in one

The V60 Plug-in integrates the very best from three different car into a single sports An electric car with a range of up to a hybrid with carbon emissions averaging just NEDC and a performance car — the engine and electric motor a combined output of 215 + 70 horsepower, 440 + 200 Nm of and acceleration from 0 to 100km/h of 6.9 seconds.

Recharging at home

The V60 can be via a regular power socket at or when parked somewhere The battery takes approximately 5 to recharge and has a range of 50km on electric power.

Driving pleasure and special

The Volvo V60 offers the same driving dynamics, comfort and safety status as a normal model. The Volvo V60 Plug-in features a special satin paint supplied by Dupont and the includes unique features as leather upholstery from Several additional features been added to emphasise the carbon dioxide-lean profile as lightweight wheels, Pirelli designed for low rolling resistance and a instrument panel including information about diesel and consumption, battery charge and remaining range.


Cheaper costs

Fuel costs be one-third compared with a combustion engine. Pure power from the battery cover the daily transport of 75% of European drivers. For longer an efficient diesel hybrid automatically takes over, the combined range of up to 1200km.

Carbon dioxide emissions average out at 49 grams per km, with consumption of 1.9 litres per 100km

The benefits of electric power

VOLVO V60 Plug-In Hybrid

is highly suited as a car fuel, electric motors having a efficiency rating and consuming one fifth as much energy as a engine running on fossil Volvo’s plug-in hybrid car also be propelled by a lithium-ion with additional electricity every time the car brakes. running on the battery, emissions the exhaust pipe will be

If the battery is recharged using from renewable sources, the net of CO2 will be close to zero, in a lifecycle perspective. In its domestic Vattenfall will offer of the plug-in hybrid 100% electricity.

The technology is still development and testing but this gives a clear indication of customers can expect when the hybrid enters showrooms year. Volvo is once demonstrating its leadership in the environmental by being the first to market technology in an entirely new dimension.

For information, or to request an interview Mr Stefan Jacoby (President and CEO of Car Corporation), please contact:

+44 (0)207 309 1015

Lindsey.morgan@uk.ogilvypr.com +44 078 888

Notes to Editors:

`A new era; toward 2020 — an industry transformed’ (www.deloitte.com/assets/Dcom-Global/Local%20Assets/Documents/A%20New%20Era_Online_final.pdf)

`A moment?’ The Economist (www.economist.com/node/15464481)

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

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