Volvo Car Corporation is now strengthening the fabrication of the latest Volvo V60 Plug-in Hybrid prior to first purchaser deliveries by early next year.
After the early batch of 1,000 model year 2013 vehicles, fabrication will augment to around 4,000-6,000 vehicles by 2014.
The assembly of the globe’s initial diesel plug-in hybrid has been fruitfully structured on the identical assembly line as the regular catered V60, V70, XC70, S80 and XC90 models at the Torslanda facility in Gothenburg.
This is an amazing success taking into account that the complicated plug-in hybrid expertise consists of two complete drive trains and an influential battery, which offers up a range of around 32 miles on pure electric power.
Peter Mertens, Senior Vice President Research and Development at Volvo Car Corporation stated, “We are first in the business to incorporate a plug-in hybrid in a reputable production flow along with other vehicle models. The incorporation in the standard fabrication flow offers the plug-in hybrid customer the option to select in principle all alternatives available for the standard V60.”
The said Volvo V60 Plug-in Hybrid is the mixture of joint collaboration between Volvo Car Corporation as well as Swedish electricity provider Vattenfall.
Both the firms have financed the growth project collectively.
“The V60 Plug-in Hybrid is a unique car, a historic step, not only for Volvo Car Corporation but for the entire car industry. The first year’s 1,000-car batch has sold out even before the car has reached the showrooms and the order books for next year’s cars are already filling up,” added Peter Mertens.