Volvo has increased the rate of production of its plug-in hybrid Volvo V60, the only of its kind in the world diesel car. It offers a total autonomy of more than 900 kilometres in hybrid mode, including 50 miles in all-electric mode, and consumption 1.8 L diesel / 100 km according to the cycle NEDC (New European Driving Circle), which reproduces the conditions encountered on roads European.
The first 1000 units built for 2013 already all sold elsewhere, Volvo should be able to produce between 4000 and 6000 by 2014. the Assembly is carried out on the same line of editing than regular models, a first world.
“We are the first in the automotive industry to incorporate a plug-in hybrid in a workflow already in place with other car models,” according to Peter Mertens, senior Vice President at the service of research and development at Volvo Car Corporation. “Integration into the workflow provides the plug-in hybrid buyer to choose, in principle, all options available on a Volvo V60.”
Orderbook for subsequent cars has already been completed; Unfortunately, the plug-in hybrid V60 has not crossed the Atlantic and is available on the old Continent.