At the Geneva Motor Show, Volvo will present a hybrid station wagon V60, which can be recharged from a household outlet. In the near future this car will join the line production models concern. According to the company's V60 – it 'Practically prepared for release in a series of car'. This is not so much a concept as the serial version. Work on the concept of lead together with the Swedish company's largest Vattenfall, known for its large-scale energy projects.
In particular, the company worked on the creation of the modern wind power plants in the UK, which supplies electricity to about 200 thousand homes. The car, according to preliminary plans, should cause a sensation. To do this, it seems, already have everything you need. Fuel consumption per 100 km. may not like the novelty of Volkswagen (he claimed 0.9 liters per "hundred"), but also decent. V60 hybrid requires only 1.9 l fuel per 100 km. And carbon dioxide emissions the environment will be less than 50 g / km.
Only on the car battery can overcome up to 50 km. way. Together with Vattenfall created a hybrid system consists of a 5-cylinder diesel power unit volume of 2.4 liters. from Volvo and power of 215 hp, with maximum torque of 440 Nm. This engine is only responsible for front-wheel drive. Rear wheel rotates 70-strong motor ERAD, which is powered by a 12-kilowatt electric batteries. Along with this technical miracle Automatic six-speed runs. General and CEO Stefan Jacoby Volvo Cars (Stefan Jacoby) shared his opinion: "This hybrid car is the next-generation Volvo – a great choice for buyers who need economy and driving pleasure. " Provisional start selling a hybrid V60 is scheduled from March 3, 2012. According to unconfirmed reports, the Swedish government supports the active concern in the development of Volvo electric vehicles and hybrids, and will provide the owners of such cars tax breaks for 7 thousand euros. If this happens, the difference in price (though only for the Swedes) between hybrid and conventional modification of the V60 is less than 10 thousand Euro. According to the statement made by the representatives of Volvo, in the future we will see a couple of hybrid models from the company. Swedes tend to keep up with the premium producers from other countries who have already moved in making this type of car. One of the future models will be 'mikrogibridom', constructed on the basis of a compact car group. The second – will be developed based on the Volvo ReCharge.