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First Volvo V60 Plug-in Hybrid Test Drives To Take Place at Berlin Challenge Bibendum

Posted By Laura K. Cowan On May 10, 2011 @ 9:29 am In automotive,Green Transportation,News | 1 Comment

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The first official test drives of the Volvo V60 [2] plug-in hybrid [3] will take place next week during the Michelin Challenge Bibendum [4], a symposium on sustainable transportation for the future that this year is being hosted by Berlin. The theme of this year’s event is “Clean Safe Connected,” and will make a fitting backdrop for the rollout of Volvo’s versatile new PHEV [5].

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The Volvo V60 hybrid was a collaboration between Volvo and Swedish energy supplier Vattenfall. The car can be operated in all-electric “Pure” mode, default “Hybrid” mode, or a performance-oriented “Power” mode for an all-electric range of 31 miles and a total hybrid range of 746 miles. In Power mode, the diesel engine [7] and electric motor [8] work together to provide 215 and 70 horsepower respectively and 325 and 148 pound-feet of torque, giving it what we expect will be plenty of power to keep test drivers happy.

+ Michelin Challenge Bibendum

+ Volvo

Via Green Car Congress [9]


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[2] Volvo V60: http://inhabitat.com/volvos-new-vehicle-transforms-from-all-electric-to-hybrid-or-diesel-with-the-press-of-a-button/

[3] plug-in hybrid: http://inhabitat.com/index.php?s=plug-in+hybrid

[4] Michelin Challenge Bibendum: http://www.michelinchallengebibendum.com/en/Challenge-Bibendum

[5] PHEV: http://inhabitat.com/index.php?s=PHEV

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[7] diesel engine: http://inhabitat.com/index.php?s=diesel+engine

[8] electric motor: http://inhabitat.com/index.php?s=electric+motor

[9] Green Car Congress: http://www.greencarcongress.com/2011/05/v60phev-20110509.html#more

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