Volvo’s revolutionary hybrid car based on the V60 — the car that according to the Swedish car maker averages 1.9 litres per 100 km and emits just 49 g/km CO2 — will be launched next year.
The car features a conventional combustion engine, a five-cylinder 2.4-litre turbodiesel producing 215 hp/440 Nm, and a 70 hp electric motor. The car has a range of up to 50 km when running on electricity, and 1,200 km with the diesel unit engaged.
That means an incredible fuel consumption of just under 2.0 liter per 100 km or roughly 150 mpg!
The V60 Plug-in Hybrid can be charged via a regular household electricity socket at home or when parked somewhere else. Charging time is about five hours if the car is recharged at home.
It is fantastic. Not just because of its economy, but also because unlike other green cars this Volvo actually looks rather magnificent. And it also has plenty of power for a fun drive.
“One important aspect of the project was to retain the Volvo V60?s excellent driving pleasure, high safety standard and luxurious comfort. At the same time, average CO2 emissions and fuel consumption will be halved compared with what is available on the market today,” says Stefan Jacoby, Volvo CEO. “We’re taking a step forward towards our “DRIVe Towards Zero” vision, that is to say the hunt for zero emissions. In fact, when the V60 Plug-in Hybrid is run solely on electricity and recharged using renewable energy, we’ve already reached that goal.”