Volvo entered the market in 2012 its first diesel hybrid vehicle to the mains plug, the V60 Plug-In Hybrid, to be presented for the first time in the next edition of the International Motor Show in Geneva, the company said in a statement.
This model is capable of traveling up to 50 km in electric mode, so at that distance will not emit carbon dioxide. In the event that a car traveling in a hybrid mode of CO2 emissions will be located at 49 grams per kilometer, while fuel consumption will be below the 2 liters per hundred kilometers (1.9 liters).
The Swedish company said that this vehicle has also been designed to provide the driver the best possible performance if they are needed, so that the diesel engine in combination with the electric develops a maximum power of 285 horsepower, allowing the Car accelerates from zero to sixty mph in 6.9 seconds.
Volvo noted that most of the journeys people make each day do not exceed 50 miles and said that in the case of long voyages, the diesel engine is activated automatically and provides the same benefits as a hybrid car conventional.
The corporation said the V60 battery Plug-In Hybrid can be recharged at a standard 230 volt outlet. The duration of the charge depends on the type of power and ranges between 4.5 hours and 7.5 hours.
The corporation’s subsidiary China Geely said that the development of this new diesel hybrid plug-in has been the result of collaboration Swedish car and energy supplier Vattenfall.
President and CEO of Volvo Cars, Stefan Jacoby, said the second generation hybrid is the perfect choice “for customers seeking a committed low emissions of carbon dioxide and a good performance.