Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Volvo read to unveil three-way plug-in hybrid vehicle

Volvo says its ready to unveil its most advanced car ever - the V60 Plug-in Hybrid. The V60 plug-in is the world’s first diesel plug-in hybrid is an electric car, hybrid car and muscle car all rolled into one, Volvo officials said. It can run up to 50 kilometers or about 50 miles oon pure electricity with zero tailpipe emissions or operate as a super-efficient hybrid . It also has 285 hp to create a muscle car with acceleration from 0-100 km/h in 6.2 seconds.
“The on-demand possibility to choose between the car’s three different temperaments makes the V60 Plug-in Hybrid superior to all other hybrids on the market. Thanks to the Pure, Hybrid and Power buttons, the V60 Plug-in Hybrid is the perfect choice for the uncompromising customer who wants minimum carbon dioxide emissions combined with maximum driving pleasure,”
Stefan Jacoby, President and CEO of the Volvo Car Corporation:
“There is immense interest from the markets. We are convinced that the first thousand cars will be sold even before production gets under way next autumn.”
Sales of the Volvo V60 Plug-in Hybrid start at the beginning of 2012 as 2013 models. The indicative price of the world’s first plug-in hybrid with diesel engine is starting at $76,000 depending on market.
  After the initial batch of 1000 cars for model year 2013, production of the V60 Plug-in Hybrid will increase to between 4000 and 6000 cars as of model year 2014. About 30 percent of total volume will go to Sweden and the other Nordic countries. Germany, Switzerland, Belgium, France, the Netherlands and Britain will have a share of between 5 and 15 percent each.
“With the V60 Plug-in Hybrid we boost our leading position in electrification. None of our competitors can offer customers an equally ingenious car. It elevates hybrid technology to an entirely new level,”  Jacoby added. By Joseph Szczesny


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