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V60 Plug-in Hybrid
Drive system - drive modes
Both of the car's drive systems are used either individually or in parallel. The driver can select between different drive modes while driving. Regardless of selected drive mode, the control system checks that the combination of drivability, driving experience, environmental impact and fuel economy is always optimal in relation to the drive mode selected.
The centre console's screen can graphically display whether the engine or motor is driving the car and how the energy is flowing - it shows, for example, whether the hybrid battery is charging or providing energy to the electric motor. In addition, information about temperature and age-related diesel fuel.
This V60 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.
Drive system - symbols and messages
In some situations the drive system can display a message in the combined instrument panel - follow the recommendation given if appropriate.