2013 new Volvo V60 Hybrid Plug-in

2013 new Volvo V60 Hybrid Plug-in
At the 2011 Geneva Motor Show, Volvo Cars are unveiling the Volvo V60 Plug-in Hybrid - a just about production-ready automobile with carbon dioxide emissions below fifty g/km. The Plug-in Hybrid, which can be launched on the market in 2012, is that the results of shut cooperation between Volvo Cars and Swedish energy provider Vattenfall.

In January 2007, Volvo Cars and Vattenfall launched an industrial partnership whose aim was to check and develop plug-in technology. This cross-border initiative resulted within the foundation of a jointly owned company - V2 Plug-in-Hybrid Vehicle Partnership,

Cheaper fuel prices

When powered solely by electricity, the Volvo V60 Plug-in Hybrid contains a vary of up to fifty kilometres. The car's total operating vary is up to 1200 km. Carbon dioxide emissions are a median of forty nine grams per kilometre (EU Combined) and fuel consumption are one.9 litres per a hundred km.

The cost of the battery pack means that the plug-in hybrid are dearer to shop for than a Volvo V60 with a standard combustion engine. On the opposite hand, fuel prices are one-third compared with a standard combustion engine. the price of running on electricity in Sweden has been calculated at concerning a pair of.50 kronor per ten km. the precise price can vary from one market to a different.

The plug-in hybrid are often charged via a daily household electricity socket at home or when parked elsewhere. Charging time is concerning 5 hours if the automobile is recharged at home.

2013 new Volvo V60 Hybrid Plug-in Electric power offers a range of benefits

Electrification of the transport sector is an important step in the fight against climate change. Electricity is a highly beneficial fuel:

  • An electric motor is almost four times as efficient as a regular combustion engine. This means that an electrically powered car consumes less energy and thus produces lower emissions, even if it is powered by a blend of electricity sources that include fossil fuels.
  • European electricity production has an emission ceiling. This means that even if all vehicles were to run on electricity, electricity production itself is not allowed to produce more carbon dioxide. This emission ceiling will be gradually lowered over a period of time.
  • Electricity is an excellent source of energy. It does not risk running out, and it can be produced virtually without any CO2 emissions. For instance, Vattenfall is working towards halving the company's emissions by 2030 and becoming climate-neutral by 2050.
  • Emissions from millions of exhaust tailpipes are transferred to a small number of production facilities, which are easier to control and which will operate on the basis of the EU's trade in emission rights, something that does not apply to the transport sector at present.
  • Electric vehicles use relatively little electricity and the increase in consumption will be more than covered by ambitious expansion plans for renewable energy sources throughout Europe. A single wind-power station, for instance, produces sufficient renewable energy to power 3,000 electric cars. Vattenfall will offer buyers of the plug-in hybrid a contract including electricity from renewable sources.