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Volvo to Unveil Diesel-Electric V60 Hybrid at Geneva Auto [UPDATED]

Volvo has announced it will unveil a “virtually diesel-electric plug-in hybrid of the V60 wagon at the Geneva auto and the company has has confirmed it will be for sale in European markets sometime in 2012. The hybrid is befitting of the car’s complicated and represents a new approach compared current production hybrid

The wagon—which isn’t available in the in any form—uses a 215-hp, 325-lb-ft turbo-diesel engine to power the wheels, while a 70-hp, electric motor mounted out drives the rears. A 12-kWh pack stores the electrical The two propulsion systems can work or separately. Drivers select one of driving modes with the being “Hybrid”, in which the two sources work together to a suitable balance between (read: non-eco-weenie) driving and low fuel consumption.

The “Pure” mode allows the to run solely on electricity if conditions while the “Power” mode teams both engine and motor, but this time strictly for performance. In this mode, Volvo says the car is of achieving a 0-to-62-mph time of 6.9

What this means, of is that when the car is operating in the EV mode, it will be rear-wheel Volvo states that charging from a 230-volt standard in Europe—will take 7.5 hours, although a more circuit will obviously cut the The V60 plug-in hybrid has a stated range of 746 miles, and it can cover “up to” 31 on electricity alone. Efficiency is at 124 MPGe; check out our decoding of and how the EPA is using the number here .

The wagon also will low-rolling-resistance Pirelli tires and gauges monitoring the range and level. Like most high-tech cars these a mobile-phone application will the HVAC system to be operated and it will also alert when the car wants to be plugged in, other functions.

While we we definitely won’t be getting the V60 Volvo told us that the would directly carry-over to its crossover, which is of course in the States. It would also of work in the sedan on which the is based—the S60, which is sold here—so there’s a chance we could see this made available to American

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