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Volvo V60 Plug-in Hybrid

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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 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.


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