At the 2011 Geneva Motor Show, Volvo will unveil the V60 Plug-in Hybrid, a production ready car with carbon dioxide emissions below 50 g/km, which translates into fuel consumption of 52.63 kmpl. 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 Volvo V60 Plug-in Hybrid will be revealed at a press conference in Geneva on March 1st 2011.
The front wheels of the V60 Plug-in Hybrid will be driven by a five-cylinder 2.4-litre D5 turbodiesel, which produces 215 horsepower and maximum torque of 440 Nm. The rear axle features ERAD (Electric Rear Axle Drive) in the form of an electric motor producing 70 horsepower, which receives its power from a 12 kWh lithium-ion battery pack. The car features a six-speed automatic transmission. The V60 Plug-in Hybrid features the very best properties from three different car types in one, single attractive sports wagon. This includes a possibility for the driver to drive up to 50 kilometres on pure electricity.
The Volvo V60 Plug-in Hybrid will be revealed at a press conference in Geneva on March 1st 2011.