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Volvo Boosts Production of the V60 Diesel Plug-in Hybrid as It Sells Out in Europe

Posted By Marc Carter On November 21, 2012 @ 9:38 am In automotive,Electric Cars,Green Transportation,News | 1 Comment

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Although Volvo [1] just released the 2013 Volvo V60 diesel plug-in hybrid in Europe, it’s already sold out. Volvo only planned to produce 1,000 units of the model, which is also the world’s first diesel plug-in hybrid. Based on the high demand, Volvo is now ramping up production of the V60 diesel plug-in hybrid to 4,000-6,000 units for the 2014 model year.

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Volvo has successfully integrated production of the V60 diesel plug-in hybrid [2] on the same line as the automaker’s other models at tits Torslanda plant in Gothenburg. “We are first in the industry to integrate a plug-in hybrid in an established production flow together with other car models,” says Peter Mertens, Senior Vice President Research and Development at Volvo [1] Car Corporation. “The integration in the standard production flow gives the plug-in hybrid buyer the possibility to choose in principle all options available for the standard V60.”

The V60 diesel plug-in hybrid [2] is powered by a 215 horsepower 2.4L five-cylinder diesel engine that sends its power to the front wheels, while the rear wheels are motivated by a 70 horsepower electric motor. The electric motor gets its energy from a 11.2 kWh lithium-ion battery pack, which gives it the V60 plug-in hybrid ability to travel up to 31 miles in EV mode. Volvo has no plans to bring the V60 diesel plug-in hybrid to the U.S., but a similar plug-in hybrid [3] with a gasoline engine is expected.

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[1] Volvo: http://www.volvocars.com

[2] V60 diesel plug-in hybrid: 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/volvo-debuts-debuts-xc60-plug-in-hybrid-at-the-2012-detroit-auto-show/

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