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Volvo XC60 Plug-in Hybrid Concept (2012)

CAR GARAGE | Volvo XC60 Plug-in Hybrid Concept (2012) | No other manufacturer has succeeded in delivering aspects of fuel economy and electrical range on this level in a capable, spacious performance car with 350 horsepower on tap." The technology in the XC60 Plug-in Hybrid Concept is as ingenious as it is unique," says Stefan Jacoby, President and CEO of Volvo Car Corporation. VEA (Volvo Environmental Architecture) engine family. In the XC60 Plug-in Hybrid Concept we demonstrate That our forthcoming four-cylinder engines offer the same high performance as today's sixes. At the same time, Their fuel consumption will be lower than in current four-cylinder engines," says Peter Mertens , Senior Vice President Research & Development at Volvo Car Corporation.

The concept car carries a "T8" badge, the which emphasizes the combined 350 horsepower of the high-performance four-cylinder engine and the electric motor. This moves the car into territory Previously Occupied solely by eight-cylinder engines. VEA is a modular range of diesel and gasoline engines. In order to cover all customer requirements, Certain engines will gain added performance via hybrid drive technology or other Spearhead. The engine in the Volvo XC60 Concept Plug-in Hybrid has no conventional starter motor or alternator. It also charges the battery during braking. The rear axle of the Volvo XC60 Concept Plug-in Hybrid is driven by an electric motor producing 70 horsepower.

The battery pack is recharged from a regular power outlet, at home or at a parking place.  This offers convenient access to a wide range of data, Such as the battery's charge level, remaining range, and the location and capacity of the nearest recharging station. The electric four-wheel drive Volvo XC60 in the Plug-in Hybrid Concept is activated by pressing the AWD (All Wheel Drive) button. Instead of the mechanical power transfer of conventional four-wheel drive, the central control unit power distributes Between the gasoline-driven front wheels and the electrically driven rear axle. When Save is activated, the generator charges and tops up the battery pack if Necessary. The aim is to Ensure sufficient battery power for about 12 miles (20 km) of driving on electricity.

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