Gallery: First Volvo V60 Plug-in Hybrid Test Drives To Take Place at Be...

 

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.

+ Michelin Challenge Bibendum

+ Volvo

Via Green Car Congress

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  1. b May 10, 2011 at 9:47 am

    I want this car so bad and really hope it will be sold in the US. I would buy one in cash the day it arrives. Volvo, did you hear that? I said cash on the day it arrives. Volvo, did you hear that?

    In general, we need more diesels and wagons in the US. Why is it that Nissan can sell a silly convertible crossover, Honda can sell a hideous Accord Crosstour, and BMW can sell a bizarre 5 series GT yet a decent all wheel drive, diesel, hybrid, wagon is some sort of gamble. Ridiculous.

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