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Volvo V60 Plug-In Earns Highest EuroNCAP Safety Score

The battery pack in the V60 Plug-in Hybrid is well encapsulated and located under the load floor making it as safe as the standard V60.

Published: 30-Nov-2012

Volvo’s astonishing new V60 plug-in hybrid achieves the highest score ever recorded by an electrified plug-in hybrid car in EuroNCAP’s latest crash tests. Being a Volvo of course, it sailed through the test snatching all five stars without breaking a sweat. But being the safest in its class is a remarkable achievement.

Volvo had to devise new safety measures for this car, what with the battery pack, added weight and all the electrical bits and bobs. So the structure has been modified and reinforced to enable a controlled deformation to help provide a high safety level. The battery pack in the V60 Plug-in Hybrid is well encapsulated and located under the load floor. So Volvo V60 Plug-in Hybrid is just as safe as the standard V60.

The V60 hybrid also wows in terms of fuel consumption. It offers three driving modes: Pure, Hybrid and Power. Fuel consumption is just 1.8 l/100 km (48 g/km CO2) in Hybrid mode, which is more than amazing.


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1000 Volvo V60 Plug-in Hybrid will be produced in late 2012.

Starting price for the world's first plug-in hybrid with diesel engine is between £45,000 and £50,000 in the UK, minus any government subsidy.

Volvo 7700 Diesel-electric hybrid transit bus.

Volvo claims a 35% reduction in fuel consumption and a 40%-50% cut in tail pipe emissions.

Volvo V60 electric hybrid.

The V60 diesel plug-in hybrid will sell for the equivalent of $80,947US, and comes fully loaded at the highest trim level available.


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