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V60 Plug-in Hybrid

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Digital combined instrument panel - overview

The combined instrument panel's information display shows information on some of the car's functions, as well as messages.

Charging the hybrid battery

In addition to the fuel tank, as in a conventional car, the car is equipped with a rechargeable battery - a so-called hybrid battery of the lithium-ion type.

Charging cable with control unit

The charging cable with its control unit is used to charge the car's hybrid battery. Use a charging cable recommended by Volvo.

Charging current

Charging current is used for charging the hybrid battery as well as preconditioning of the car. Charging cable between the car's charging input socket and a 230 VAC socket can be set for different current intensity loads (6-16 A) using the control unit.

Eco guide & Hybrid guide

Eco guide and Hybrid guide are two combined instrument panel instruments which help the driver to drive the car with optimum driving economy. The car also stores statistics of journeys made, which can be viewed in the form of a block diagram; see Trip computer - trip statistics.

Drive systems

This Plug-in Hybrid is a so-called parallel hybrid, which means that it has two separate drive systems: an electric motor and a diesel engine. Depending on the driver-selected drive mode and available electric energy, the two drive systems can be used either individually or in parallel.

Plug-in hybrid - overview

Overview of the unique functions for V60 Plug-in hybrid.

Plug-in hybrid - introduction

The car is driven as a completely normal car. The electric motor drives the car mostly at low speeds, the diesel engine at higher speeds, as well as during more active driving.

Long-term storage - points to remember

To reduce degradation of the hybrid battery during long-term storage of the vehicle it is recommended that the state of charge remains at 25%.

Planning your driving

It is important to plan carefully when driving in electric mode in order to achieve the longest possible driving distance.


General information about preconditioning

The climate in the car's passenger compartment can be preconditioned (acclimatised) before departure, in both hot and cold climates.

Range for electric operation

The car's range for electric operation is dependent on several factors, such as the number of consumers that are switched on.