Hybrid cars are becoming increasingly popular as the demand for fuel efficiency continues to grow.
(PRWEB UK) 28 November 2012
Volvo has started production of a plug-in diesel hybrid car, the V60, with first deliveries expected for early 2013.
The first initial 1,000 batch of cars has already sold out and production will now increases to 4,000-6,000 cars.
The all-new diesel plug-in hybrid will be created on the same production line as the regular V60 in Volvo’s Torslanda factory in Gothenburg.
An extra 300 parts will be added to the new V60 and the supplementary systems of the plug-in hybrid have led to parts of the final line being modified.
Toyota was the first to market this kind of vehicle but used a petrol combustion engine in conjunction with a plug-in hybrid. Volvo, however, is producing the first diesel plug-in hybrid combination.
The exciting new car features a 11.2 kWh Lithium-type battery and is considered to be the most complex system in the vehicle.
Car Loan 4U Co-Director James Wilkinson commented:
“Hybrid cars are becoming increasingly popular as the demand for fuel efficiency continues to grow.
“The cost of motoring is steadily rising – just recently the government toyed with the idea of a fuel duty increase and next month the gender directive will drastically push up car insurance premiums.
“It’s no surprise then, that more and more manufactures are shaping new cars to fit the market. Volvo are paving the way with the exciting new diesel plug-in hybrid which will no doubt be highly sought after as motorists invest in economic cars.”
Typically, hybrid models are more expensive than traditional fuel vehicles and motorists hoping to get their hands on fuel-efficient cars might want a car loan.
Car Loan 4U could help those looking for car finance buy a new vehicle with affordable loan rates.
Notes to editors
- Source; The Telegraph, 21/11/12 http://www.telegraph.co.uk/motoring/car-manufacturers/volvo/9690869/Volvo-starts-production-of-plug-in-diesel-hybrid.html