Volvo V60 Plug-In Hybrid will be offered also with a gasoline engine

Article by Christian Andrei, on March 11, 2013

Volvo will soon be selling the V60 Plug-In Hybrid with a gasoline engine, according to Volvo's product manager Lex Kerssemakers. However, he declined to provide additional details. It can be recalled that the V60 Plug-In Hybrid is the first plug-in hybrid to be exclusively available with a 5-cylinder, 2.4-liter diesel engine that works with an electric motor.

With this setup, the vehicle will be able to accelerate from zero to 62 mph (0-100 km/h) in 6.1 seconds and have a fuel economy rating with an average of only 1.8 liters / 100 km (130.6 mpg US or 156.9 mpg UK) with CO2 emissions of just 48 g/km.

When the car is in electric model, it can go as far as 31 miles (50 km). However, it actually has a total range of 621 miles (1,000 km). Volvo said that when compared with a regular V60, the plug-in hybrid model has 300 additional parts, with the 11.2 kWh lithium-ion battery as the most important one.

Volvo said in November 2012 that it will boost production from 1,000 units to 4,000 – 6,000 cars for the 2014 model year. This will be accomplished at Volvo’s Torslanda plant in Gothenburg.

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