The car is the result of the partnership formed in 2007 between the Swedish automaker and the energy supplier Vattenfall, and the jointly owned company that ensued - V2 Plug-in-Hybrid Vehicle Partnership HB.
When its ready for the mass market, the V60 will have an all-electric range of 50 km, but on a full tank, it will be capable of a staggering 1200 km. Carbon dioxide emissions will be an average of 49 grams per kilometer (NEDC EU Combined certification driving cycle) and fuel consumption will be 1.9 liters per 100 km.
“With a plug-in hybrid the driver is entirely independent of recharging stations when driving long distances. The future electric-car market will feature a mixture of both all-electric cars and plug-in hybrids,” says Stefan Jacoby.