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Volvo reports selling out first batch of V60 Plug-in Hybrids
27 September 2012
At the 2012 Paris Motor Show, Volvo Car Corporation reported that it has sold out the first batch of the diesel-electric Volvo V60 Plug-in Hybrid (earlier post) before the car has reached the showrooms. The Volvo V60 Plug-in Hybrid is the result of close cooperation between Volvo Car and Swedish electricity supplier Vattenfall. The two companies financed the development project jointly.
After this initial batch of 1,000 cars for model year 2013, production of the V60 Plug-in Hybrid will increase to 5,000 cars as of model year 2014.
Fuel consumption is 1.8 l/100 km (131 mpg US), or 48 gCO2/km, in Hybrid mode. In addition, the driver can choose to cover up to 50 kilometers on electric power, or combine the capacity of the diesel engine and electric motor to create a driving machine with 215+70 horsepower, 440+200 N·m of torque and acceleration from 0-100 km/h in 6.1 seconds.
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