A diesel-electric hybrid version of the V60 station wagon would be unveiled by Volvo at the Geneva auto show event to be held in March.
The CO2 emissions of the car is going to be 49 grams per kilometer as per Volvo themselves and would be virtually production ready by the time the premier auto show kicks off. The fuel consumption of the car then would be just 1.9 liters per 100km. Or in other words, it will be 124 U.S mpg, or 149 UK mpg.
The engine would be a 215 hp 2.4 liter five-cylinder turbodiesel unit driving the front wheels while a 70 hp electric motor would be installed on the rear axle. For powering the motor a 12 kWh lithium ion battery pack is used. For gears the car has six speed automatic transmission system.
If powered only by electricity the car can go 50 km or 31 miles. As per Stefan Jacoby CEO Volvo : “The V60 Plug-in Hybrid has all the traditional properties of a genuine sports wagon. What we’ve done is to spice it up with spearhead technology.” Production of the car would start in 2012.
For developing the car Volvo joined hands with Swedish energy supplier Vattenfall