Volvo Car Corporation has announced a new Volvo V60 and hybrid reveals the Geneva Motor Show in March 2011. Volvo V60 hybrid developed in collaboration with the Swedish power company Vattenfall, when they allowed the fuel economy of 124 mpg in the European combined cycle with 150 mpg fuel consumption and emissions of carbon dioxide are less than 50 g / km.
cheaper fuel costs
When powered solely by electricity, the Volvo V60 plug-in hybrid is a range of up to 50 km. Auto operating range of up to 1200 km. Carbon dioxide emissions are on average 49 grams per kilometer (combined cycle) and fuel consumption is 1.9 liters per 100 km.
The cost of battery life: the hybrid is more expensive to buy than the Volvo V60, with a traditional combustion engine. On the other hand, fuel costs are one third compared to traditional internal combustion engines. Current electricity price in Sweden was calculated at around 2.50 SEK 10 km. The exact price varies from one market to another.
Plug-in hybrid can be recharged on a regular household electrical outlet when parked at home or elsewhere. Charging time is about five hours if the car can be recharged at home.
The electricity has many advantages
Electrification of the transport sector is an important step in combating climate change. Electricity is very useful for fuel:
An electric motor is almost four times more efficient than the normal combustion engine. This means that an electrically powered car uses less energy and therefore produce fewer emissions, even if it is financed by a mix of energy sources than fossil fuels.
European electricity production emissions. This means that even if all vehicles were electric power production by itself does not produce more carbon dioxide. This issue is gradually lowered over time.
Electricity is an excellent source of energy. It is not in danger of collapse, and can produce virtually no emissions of CO2. For example, Vattenfall aims to halve emissions by 2030 and become carbon-neutral by 2050.
Exhaust emissions from millions of exhaust pipes is transferred to a small number of production facilities, which are easier to control, which operates on the basis of the EU emissions trading scheme, which does not apply to the transport sector time.
The electric cars use relatively little electricity, and consumption growth will be more than covered by the ambitious plans for expansion of renewable energies in Europe. A wind power station, for example, produces enough renewable energy to power electric cars in 3000. Vattenfall offers buyers a hybrid contract, including renewable energy sources for electricity.
The rapid expansion of renewable electricity
Electricity production is booming. Wind power is the large-scale commercial introduction and continues growing, biofuels replace fossil fuels on a broad front, wave expected to enter commercial service in ten years, and new technologies to clean CO2 emissions from Coal Coal is currently under development.
At Volvo Cars, the work is progressing on the Volvo V60 Plug-in hybrid parallel with the development of electric Volvo C30, which runs exclusively on electricity.
"Both cars are complementary. With a plug-in hybrid driver is totally independent charging stations when driving long distances. Future electric cars on the market will feature a mixture of two all-electric and hybrid Rechargeable, "said Stefan Jacoby.
The third stage of the electrification strategy of Volvo Cars is the engine empowering the next generation of hybrid technology.