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Volvo V60 Plug-in Hybrid Announced

Volvo V60 Plug Hybrid at Volvo V60 Plug in Hybrid Announced

Volvo officially confirmed unveiling of the V60 Hybrid at the forthcoming 2011 Geneva Motor Show.This Plug-in hybrid V6 is apparently a new breed of hybrid cars which will manage average fuel consumption of 1.9 liter/100 km – or 150 mpg – with Co2 emissions of 50 g/km. They’ve built it based on the V60 to arrive at a no compromise car.

The V60 is the estate version of the Volvo S60 which is to all intents and purposes a very great car. It looks sporty, drives well, has Volvo’s brilliant quality and safety, and now with this technology it is also extremely economical. It can also drive up to 50 kilometres on pure electricity with no emissions at all.

The front wheels of the V60 Plug-in Hybrid will be driven by a five-cylinder 2.4-litre D5 turbodiesel, which produces 215 horsepower and maximum torque of 440 Nm.  The rear axle features ERAD (Electric Rear Axle Drive) in the form of an electric motor producing 70 horsepower, which receives its power from a 12 kWh lithium-ion battery pack. The car features a six-speed automatic transmission.

“This second-generation hybrid is the perfect choice for the uncompromising buyer who wants a superbly carbon dioxide-lean car packed with driving pleasure,” says Stefan Jacoby, President and CEO of Volvo Cars.

“In order to get true car enthusiasts to think green, you have to offer them the opportunity to drive with low carbon dioxide emissions without taking away the adrenaline rush that promotes genuine driving pleasure. The V60 Plug-in Hybrid has all the traditional properties of a genuine sports wagon. What we’ve done is to spice it up with spearhead technology,” says Stefan Jacoby.

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