This year at the 2013 edition of the New York International Auto Show Volvo will present the new V60 plug-in hybrid which will candidate for the 2013 World Green Car of the Year award. The winning car will be selected by 66 top motoring journalists from 23 countries around the world and will be announced on the 28th of March. The press conference will also include the world premiere of the R-Design models and the carmaker will announce the North American Volvo model line-up.
The new Volvo V60 plug-in hybrid is actually the first diesel plug-in hybrid in the world and it includes two complete drive trains and a powerful battery. The driver has the option to select the preferred driving mode through three buttons that offer the car three entirely different modes: Pure, Hybrid and Power. This model is in fact the perfect option car for the people that want to minimize the CO2 emissions, but increase their driving pleasure.
In Pure mode the model offers up to 50 km on pure electric power. In Hybrid mode, the CO2 emissions reach 48 g/km and the fuel consumption reaches 1.8 liters per 100 km which means 130 mpg. The Power mode combines the capacity of the diesel engine and electric motor which in the end develop 440 horsepower and 200 Nm of torque. This output enables the car to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 6.1 seconds. The incredible capacities of the V60 plug-in hybrid have been confirmed by several achievements since last year, when the car was first introduced. The first batch produced for this year was sold even before the model reached the showrooms. The V6 plug-in hybrid is the result of a lot of hard work coming from both Volvo engineers and Vattenfall a Swedish electricity supplier. The whole project has been financed by the two. These are all the information available for the moment on the matter.
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