Volvo Sells Out First 1,000 V60 Plug-In Hybrids

Volvo is keen to make a name for itself as a green and sustainable manufacturer, and they are putting quite a bit of effort into their green program, with cars like an all-electric version of the C30 hatchback, or the V60 plug-in hybrid. The latter has already reportedly sold out its first 1,000 examples, which represents the entire production run for one year.
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The first 1,000 are, however, special edition cars, called ‘Pure Limited’, which gives them a unique Electric Silver livery, as well as drag-reducing 17-inch rims and exhaust pipes which sit flush with the rear bumper. The V60 hybrid features Volvo’s familiar 2.4-liter five-cylinder diesel engine, which is good for 215 hp. It drives the front wheels, leaving the job of powering the rear wheels to a 70 hp electric motor. Its lithium-ion battery pack can store up to 11.2 kWh, ensuring the car has a maximum range of 50 km (32 miles).

According to Doug Speck, Senior Vice President, Marketing, Sales and Customer Service at Volvo Car Corporation: "2013 will be one of the most intense years in the company's history. Including the all-new V40 versions in 2012, we are renewing more or less our whole model range in less than two years."
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