Wednesday, 14 December 2011

Volvo comes up with first Diesel plug in hybrid, S60 - Images, price & Video inside




Volvo has become the first car maker in the world to unveil the first Diesel Plug in Hybrid. S60 is the first car to come up with the same.

Volvo V60 Plug-in Hybrid was first unveiled at 2011 Geneva Motor Show, a near production-ready model that is said to return a very impressive 125 mpg US (1.9 lt/100 km), with CO2 emissions under 50 g/km. In order to achieve this, engineers entered a new variable into the plug-in hybrid equation: a diesel engine.

Featuring 215 horsepower and a muscular 324 pound-feet of torque, the V60 Plug-In Hybrid’s diesel engine – a first for a plug-in hybrid – will be responsible for turning the front wheels, while a 70-horsepower electric motor turns the rear wheels. Working together, the two engines will also make the V60 Plug-In Hybrid the world’s first all-wheel drive plug-in – if it sees production.


Energy for the electric motor is drawn from a 12kWh lithium-ion battery pack, a system more common to dedicated electric vehicles rather than hybrids, which usually run with the less-powerful but less-expensive nickel metal hydride options.

Also look at the Video below for full details on Volvo S60 Diesel Plug In Hybrid






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