Volvo Increases V60 Plug-In Hybrid Production for 2013 Deliveries

Volvo has announced that it will be increasing production of the V60 Plug-In Hybrid, in preparation for first customer deliveries of the car, set to begin in early 2013. Production will increase to somewhere under 6,000 units per year, considerably more than the 1,000 cars which have already been built.
Volvo V60 Plug-In Hybrid 1 photo
Photo: Volvo
The car will be made at Volvo’s Torslanda plant, in Gothenburg, Sweden, where it shares the production line with Volvo’s other models, the V60, V70, XC70, S80 and XC90. Peter Mertens, Senior Vice President of Rsearch and Development at Volvo said: "We are first in the industry to integrate a plug-in hybrid in an established production flow together with other car models [. . .] The integration in the standard production flow gives the plug-in hybrid buyer the possibility to choose in principle all options available for the standard V60."

He concludes the idea by saying: "The V60 Plug-in Hybrid is a unique car, a historic step, not only for Volvo Car Corporation but for the entire car industry. The first year's 1,000-car batch has sold out even before the car has reached the showrooms and the order books for next year's cars are already filling up." We say the V60 plug-in is a very unique proposition, combining a very strong diesel engine, which, on its own, can really get the car to move, with an additional electric motor is a great idea, and with the 11.2 kWh battery pack offering emissions-free driving for round 50 km, it really sounds like a practical proposition as well.
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