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Volvo starts production of V60 diesel plug-in hybrid, first anywhere [w/video]


Volvo Car Corporation claims that its V60 Plug-in Hybrid is the world s very first diesel plug-in hybrid. That might be the case there s a limited number of Peugot 3008 Hybrid 4s in Europe and Hino Trucks launched its Class 5 work truck for the US market earlier this year but both of these vehicles are diesel hybrids, not plug-in hybrids. So, Volvo has is telling the truth here, at least in terms of what global automakers are producing.

And it s that production that s most important here.

Volvo s production and sales forecast is small scale, but it does seem to be moving the metal. Volvo initially announced a target of making 1,000 of the 2013 models, but high advance orders led the company to ramp up production levels. Production will increase to between 4,000 and 6,000 cars for the 2014 model year.

It s not clear when these V60s will be arriving in the US. Americans have become more interested in buying clean diesel vehicles, and the plug-in hybrid mileage benefits could add to the V60 s market appeal. They re not cheap reports said it would cost around the equivalent of $81,000 US -but they are expected to sell out in Europe. The first year s 1,000-car batch was sold out even before the car reached the showrooms and the order books for next year s cars are already filling up, said Peter Mertens, senior vice president of research and development at Volvo, in a statement.

Volvo V60 PHEV

One aspect of the V60 plug-in hybrid that Volvo is calling out is that it has 300 more parts than the conventional internal combustion engine version of the V60. This requires additional equipment and systems at the final assembly line to smoothly integrate the process. One example of the integrated production flow is the electric motor fitted on the same station as the final drive on the standard four-wheel drive models.

Another one deals with the battery pack being lifted in through the car s tailgate, short side forward, and then it gets spun a quarter of a turn in the passenger compartment.

The 11.2 kWh lithium-type battery is the single most complex system in the car. The precision manoeuvre to get it in place is an excellent example of the state-of-the-art assembly process, Merten said.

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