Volvo V60 - The World's First Production Diesel Hybrid

Volvo V60 Diesel Hybrid (2013)

Volvo V60 Diesel Hybrid (2013)

Volvo Dealers are readying themselves for the new Volvo V60 Plug-in Hybrid  with first customer deliveries expected in early 2013. Volvo has forecast sales of 1,000 units for 2013 with production being increased to 4,000 – 6,000 cars for the 2014 model year.

The first 1,000 units of the Volvo V60 Plug-in Hybrid were only available in a "Pure Limited" edition with Electric Silver livery with aero-designed 17-inch wheels, integrated exhaust tailpipes and a number of bodywork features in glossy black.

The Volvo V60 Plug-in Hybrid is the world’s first production first diesel plug-in hybrid and is being built at Volvo’s Torslanda plant in Gothenburg, Sweden.

Volvo V60 Plug-in Hybrid Modes

The driver is able to select three driving modes Pure, Hybrid and Power via buttons on the dashboard. In the ‘Pure Mode’, the Volvo V60 Plug-in Hybrid is capable of travelling up to 32 miles (50 k/ms) under pure electric power with zero emissions. In the ‘Hybrid Mode’, the V60’s fuel consumption is quoted as 130 mpg (48 g CO2 /km) or the driver can use the ‘Power Mode’ to gain the combined capacity of the diesel engine and electric motor to create 215+70 horsepower, 440+200 Nm of torque with acceleration from 0-62 mph in 6.1 seconds.

Published 19 November 2012 Staff

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