Volvo has officially announced that sales of the V60 plug-in hybrid will begin in 2012. Meanwhile, testing continues on the car with zero emissions, a collaboration with the Swedish company Vattenfall for the supply of electricity.
The first diesel hybrid. It will be the first plug-in hybrid diesel-powered and, as anticipated, the Volvo will have a total range of 1,200 kilometers, of which 50 in electric-only mode. Also according to data provided by the House, the NEDC fuel consumption of 1.9 l/100 km should be with CO2 emissions of 49 g / km.
Three driving modes. The Volvo V60 plug-in hybrid offers three driving modes, many operated by buttons on the dashboard. In “Pure” the car uses electric propulsion alone, in “Hybrid”, the diesel engine and the electric motor interact with reduced fuel consumption and emissions to a minimum, in “Power” Finally, it relies entirely on performance, squeezing the most out of 285 hp and 640 Nm in total.
Five hours to recharge. This hybrid car can be recharged in public or columns through a standard household outlet, in the second case, the time required to make “full” of energy is about five hours. In Sweden the cost of energy has been calculated at around 3 per 100 km, which must be added to the price of the package of batteries that provide a lot of houses with a monthly fee.
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