PHOTO CAPTION: Volvo XC60 electric hybrid.

Volvo Plans Introduction of XC60 PHEV Concept at NAIAS 2013

Swedish carmaker also will return to Detroit with C30 Electric and demonstration of its 22kW fast charger.

Published: 09-Jan-2013

Volvo is the other come back kid from Europe, much as Ford has done over here in the US. The carmaker, once thought of as dead has come back nicely with a well diversified portfolio of cars, including a plug-in hybrid that will be presented at the Detroit Auto Show.

Volvo XC60 Plug-in Hybrid Concept. The Volvo XC60 Plug-in Hybrid Concept offers a smart choice between gasoline and/or electric power whenever the driver needs it. It will be officially unveiled at the Detroit Motor Show in January 2012. In its electric car mode, it becomes an economical hybrid and powerful car, perfect for city driving. At the touch of a button, the driver can chose between the available power modes, from a combination of the gasoline engine and the electric motor to one or the other. Sporting the company’s 4 cylinder engine from the new VEA engine family, the new engine will be available in a couple of years.

Volvo C30 Electric. Speaking of the company’s first electric car, the C30 electric, Volvo delivered 15 of them to the City of Shanghai for further open road test-drives in 2013. The C30 Electric was awarded "Green Car of the Year" in China already at the 4th China New Energy Mobility Summit.


Volvo 7700 Diesel-electric hybrid transit bus.

Volvo claims a 35% reduction in fuel consumption and a 40%-50% cut in tail pipe emissions.

Volvo V60 electric hybrid.

The V60 diesel plug-in hybrid will sell for the equivalent of $80,947US, and comes fully loaded at the highest trim level available.

Volvo V60 Plug-in Hybrid

The hybrid car is only available with all the options and the highest trim level and it costs €61,150 (£49,300/$)


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