At the beginning of 2011, Volvo Car Corporation unveiled the V60 Plug-in Hybrid – a virtually production-ready car with carbon dioxide emissions below 50 g/km.
Now the automaker said it will launch the Plug-In Hybrid in 2012. When powered solely by electricity, the V60 Plug-in Hybrid has a range of up to 50 kilometers. The car’s total operating range is up to 1200 km.
Carbon dioxide emissions will be an average of 49 grams per kilometer (NEDC EU Combined certification driving cycle) and fuel consumption will be 1.9 liters per 100 km.
Like the Peugeot 3008 Hybrid 4, the Volvo is pretty standard at the front end, with the transverse 215bhp/324lb ft diesel driving the front wheels via a six-speed automatic transmission. Attached to the engine is a 7kW (continuous) alternator/starter running off a belt drive.
The vehicle will have 3 driving modes: Pure, which offers as much electric power as possible; Hybrid, which uses both diesel and battery power in an efficient manner; and Power, which combines the diesel engine and electric motor to offer the quickest acceleration.
No words about its price yet …