Volvo V60 Plug-in Hybrid
28th January, 2011
Volvo Cars will unveil its V60 Plug-in Hybrid at
Switzerland's 2011 Geneva Motor Show - a virtually production-ready car with carbon dioxide emissions
below 50 g/km and boasting an average fuel consumption of approximately 1.9 l/100 km.
In 2012 Volvo Cars will enter the market with this style of hybrid vehicle.
The V60 Plug-in Hybrid features the properties from three different car types in a single station
wagon. This includes the option to drive for up to 50 kilometres on pure electricity.
D5 engine and Electric Rear Axle Drive
The front wheels of the V60 Plug-in Hybrid will be driven by a five-cylinder 2.4-litre D5
turbodiesel, which produces 160 kW and maximum torque of 440 Nm.
The rear axle features Electric Rear Axle Drive (ERAD) in the form of an electric motor producing
52 kW, which receives its power from a 12 kW lithium-ion battery pack. The car features a six-speed
"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.