Volvo V60 Plugin Hybrid Electric Vehicle On Sale In Europe …

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Volvo V60 Plug-in Diesel Hits Europe

Peugeot s HYbrid4 may have beaten it to the punch by just a couple of but Volvo s V60 plug-in hybrid vehicle (PHEV) is a revolution in its own And now it s on sale in Europe.

Power for the new V60 is provided by a pairing of Volvo s D5 2.4 litre diesel engine a 52kW electric motor, the driving the front wheels and the turning the rear wheels.

Energy for the electric motor is from a 12kWh lithium-ion pack, a system more to dedicated electric vehicles than hybrids, which run with the less-powerful but less-expensive metal hydride options.

claims its V60 PHEV is the world s plug-in hybrid electric system to use a diesel engine, and it s the part that is the key.

Peugeot s system will see the motor take over appropriate, the V60 PHEV offers a full-time Pure electric mode with a range of up to 52 — more than for the average daily commute.

That s one of three modes for the V60 along with Hybrid and modes.

In Hybrid mode, the will use both powertrains in a parallel-hybrid arrangement, offering a range of around 1200km s Melbourne to Newcastle), while an incredibly low fuel consumption of 1.9 l/100km.

With Power engaged, the vehicle will both the diesel engine and motor for motivation, their clout urging the V60 to 100km/h in 6.2 seconds.

That s two seconds quicker the regular D5 diesel V60, and on par the top-shelf T6 performer. According to CEO Stefan Jacoby, performance was a key in developing the V60 PHEV.

“In to get true car enthusiasts to think you have to offer them the to drive with low carbon emissions without taking the adrenaline rush that genuine driving pleasure,” said at the car s European launch.

V60 Plug-in Hybrid has all the traditional of a genuine sports wagon. we’ve done is to spice it up spearhead technology that the driver to choose: zero high-efficiency hybrid or full-on Just select the mode suits best.”

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Availability

For now, the V60 PHEV is in Europe only, although Australia is understood to be working a 2013 local debut.


supply is the main holdup on an launch, with only vehicles planned for the foreseeable

Standard specification for the V60 PHEV integrated exhaust pipes, alloy wheels, and chrome Hybrid badging.

Interestingly, says the V60 PHEV will be in only one colour: not green, or blue, but rather Electric

Volvo says the car will between £45,000 (AU$69,555) and before government subsidies are to the purchase.

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