Wednesday, January 11, 2012

An Electric Future: The Volvo Plug-in Hybrid

There are more and more hybrids on the roads today...and for good reason. They offer great gas mileage. That's one reason....Volvo wants to go beyond just one reason though, so they've unveiled the XC60 Plug-In Hybrid Concept.
With the Volvo Plug-in Hybrid the driver has the option of choosing what power source they want to use (electric, hybrid, power). In the XC60 hybrid there is a powerful 280 horsepower 4 cylinder turbo engine and an electric 70 horsepower engine. In combined mode the XC60 Plug in will achieve 50 miles per gallon. Pretty impressive. A neat trick is that the two engines can combine their power to hit 350 horsepower. Imagine that...a hybrid that's as cool to DRIVE as it is to own. The future is coming....

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