Volvo V60 Plug-in Hybrid Coming To Geneva Motor Show

At the 2011 Geneva Motor Show in March, Volvo will be unveiling the V60 Plug-in Hybrid – a virtually production-ready car with carbon dioxide emissions below 50 g/km, and average fuel consumption at just 1.9 l/100 km (142 mpg).

The front wheels of the V60 Plug-in Hybrid will be driven by a five-cylinder 2.4-litre D5 turbodiesel with 215 horsepower and 440 Nm of torque. The rear axle features electric rear axle drive(ERAD) in the form of an electric motor that produces another 70 horsepower, that is powered by a 12 kWh lithium-ion battery pack.

Purely on electric mode, the V60 Plug-in Hybrid can drive up to 31 miles(50 km). The car features a six-speed automatic transmission.

“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, President and CEO of Volvo Cars.

Volvo plans to bring the V60 Plug-in Hybrid to the market in 2012.


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