Volvo To Sell DieselElectric Plugin Hybrids By 2012

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Volvo To Sell Diesel-Electric Hybrids By 2012

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has always been at the core of the and as tehcnology steps forward, so too the automotive powetrain—from the realm of combustion to electrical power. Volvo announced another down that road its intent to have a production plug-in hybrid on the road by

Unlike some other hybrids, like the Chevrolet or Fisker Karma, which solely on electric power to the vehicle whether that is stored in the battery pack via a at home or generated on board a small engine, the Volvo hybrid uses a more parallel hybrid layout. That the Volvo plug-in can rely on diesel power if necessary, the engine’s power directly to the rather than through an battery pack.

Volvo’s planned plug-in would use this layout to a range of about 745 miles a combination of 30 miles of electric-only on the home-charged lithium-ion battery and another 715 miles of extended-range thanks to an on-board highly small-displacement diesel engine.

That will work out to 49 grams of CO2 per kilometer according to which is under half the of a typical Toyota Prius.But as when talking about hybrids, take that with a grain of salt, as will depend heavily on how the is used. For example, driving than 30 miles per day would an owner to never get out of EV-only On the other hand, routinely at high speeds for distances 100 miles per day would skew back to a more typical

Nevertheless, plug-in hybrids the potential for very low CO2 emissions and that’s Volvo’s main for focusing on the technology. We are focusing on plug-in hybrids in order to the demands for low CO2 emissions and to provide road transportation. We naturally that the relevant authorities offer subsidies to boost speeding up the creation of a market for type of car, says CEO Odell.

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So what will this new hybrid look like? to Volvo, it may be quite familiar. than building a new vehicle the ground up, Volvo wants to the development process by using an body and engine to build the


The first vehicles to exhibit new plug-in hybrid powertrain be the larger, more expensive like the S60 and S80, as well as wagons, crossovers and SUVs. The V70 plug-in hybrid vehicle here previews the technology.

Volvo made a similar of intent to build a diesel last October. but today’s of that intent shows Volvo hasn’t abandoned its despite the tumble taken by the car this year.

To learn about Volvo’s plug-in plans, watch the official below.

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