Volvo Cars will unveil its V60 Plug-in Hybrid at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show – a virtually production-ready car with carbon dioxide emissions below 50 g/km and boasting an average fuel consumption of just 1.9 l/100 km.
In 2012 Volvo Cars will be the first manufacturer on the market with this new breed of hybrid, which is the result of close cooperation with the Swedish energy supplier Vattenfall.
The V60 Plug-in Hybrid features the very best properties from three different car types in one, single sports 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.
The Volvo V60 Plug-in Hybrid will be revealed at a press conference in Geneva on 1 March 2011.