Volvo will produce more V60 Plug-in Hybrid cars

Posted on Tuesday, 20 November 2012 , 08:11:05 byEmil

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Volvo will produce more V60 Plug-in Hybrid cars


Apparently Volvo has big plans when it comes to their V60 Plug-in Hybrid. The carmaker will increase production to satisfy the demand. For example, for the 2013 Volvo model year, the specialists have produced an initial batch of 1.000 units. For the 2014 model year this will reach somewhere between 4.000 and 6.000 units. For your information, the assembly of the first plug-in hybrid diesel in the world has been integrated it the Torslanda plant in Gothenburg. This is actually a remarkable achievement taking into consideration the level of sophistication the plug-in hybrid technology has. It includes two complete drive trains and a very strong battery that offers a range of up to 50 km on electric mode alone. Parts of the final assembly line have been rebuilt and modified thanks to the additional equipment and additional systems in the plug-in hybrid. The adaptation allows the integration of over 300 more parts that are included in the plug-in hybrid. For example, the electric motor and its drive shafts are fitted on the same station as the final drive on the standard 4-wheel drive models. Also, the cooling system and the high voltage cables are assembled on the Pallet which is used to assemble the drive train and the chassis parts of the car. The 11.2 kWh lithium-type battery is actually a very complex system and we can confirm it thanks to the precision maneuver to get in place.



The new Volvo V60 Plug-in hybrid is the result of great partnership between Volvo Car Corporation and Swedish electricity supplier Vattenfall. The 1.000 batch was sold even before the model managed to reach showrooms so the carmaker should be prepared for the future. This is all on the matter so far.



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