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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
The first official test drives of the Volvo V60  plug-in hybrid  will take place next week during the Michelin Challenge Bibendum , 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 .
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  and electric motor  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.
Via Green Car Congress 
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 Green Car Congress: http://www.greencarcongress.com/2011/05/v60phev-20110509.html#more
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