The V60 Plug-in Hybird is one of the first ever plug-in diesel hybrids*. The front wheels of the V60 Plug-in Hybrid will be driven by a five-cylinder 2.4-litre D5 turbodiesel engine*, which produces 215 horsepower and maximum torque of 440 Nm. The rear axle features ERAD (Electric Rear Axle Drive) in the form of an electric motor producing 70 horsepower, which receives its power from a 12 kWh lithium-ion battery pack. The car features a six-speed automatic transmission. The vehicle will have 3 driving modes: Pure, which offers as much electric power as possible; Hybrid, which uses both diesel and battery power in an efficient manner; and Power, which combines the diesel engine and electric motor to offer the quickest acceleration. The V60 PHEV is now available for purchase in Europe and will be coming to the US in early 2014.
*The US model will feature a gasoline engine instead of the 2.4 litre turbodiesel engine.