Volvo Car Corporation confirmed again that it will begin sales of the V60 Plug-in Hybrid—the results of close cooperation between Volvo Car and Swedish energy supplier Vattenfall&mash;in 2012. (Earlier post.)
When powered solely by electricity, the V60 Plug-in Hybrid has a range of up to 50 kilometers (31 miles); the car’s total operating range is up to 1,200 km (746 miles). Carbon dioxide emissions will be an average of 49 grams per kilometer (NEDC EU Combined certification driving cycle) and fuel consumption will be 1.9 liters per 100 km (124 mpg US).
In January 2007, Volvo Car Corporation and Vattenfall AB launched an industrial partnership whose aim was to test and develop plug-in technology. This initiative resulted in the foundation of a jointly owned company: V2 Plug-in-Hybrid Vehicle Partnership HB. Development work has been jointly financed.