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V60 Twin Engine
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 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.
The car is equipped with a hybrid battery for electric motor operation - a maintenance-free rechargeable Lithium-ion type battery.
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.
Twin Engine - overview
Overview of the unique functions for V60 Twin Engine.
Twin Engine - 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 of vehicles with hybrid batteries
To minimise hybrid battery degradation during prolonged storage (longer than 1 month) of the vehicle, a charge level of approximately 25% is recommended, as indicated in the combined instrument panel.
Drive economically and eco-consciously by driving smoothly, thinking ahead, and adjusting your driving style and speed to the prevailing conditions.
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 depends on several factors, e.g. the number of active power consumers. The ability to achieve a long range varies according to the circumstances and conditions under which the car is being driven.