Let us recall one more concept models. It is the Volvo XC60 Plug-in Hybrid Concept. We’ll see what makes this vehicle characteristic and what’s interesting about him. I believe that lovers of Hybrid vehicles will be interested for this cars and use that information.
2015 Volvo XC60 Plug-in Hybrid Design
Concept is painted in a special white color and the 21-inch wheels emphasize the strong emergence, while the interior offers unique details. The instruments are specially designed to give the driver all the necessary information.
Pressing the option of AWD on the center console activates the electric-controlled all-wheel drive. Instead of mechanical connections such as those of the conventional AWD system, in this case, the control unit performs the redistribution motive power. Electric AWD is designed to deliver better traction when starting and when driving on slippery surfaces such as snow or mud.
Finally, the driver can select the option to save battery capacity in order to ensure a sufficient amount of power to run solely on electricity, such as driving in the city. When the switching options Save, the car provides enough energy for a pure electric drive. The goal is to Save modality ensure sufficient capacity to move 20 kilometers solely on electricity.
Engine and Battery
The front wheels of the XC60 Plug-in Hybrid launches four-cylinder petrol turbo engine that delivers 280 hp and torque of 380 Nm. Power transmission charge is a newly developed 8-speed automatic transmission.
This engine concept has no conventional starter and alternator. Instead, there is an integrated starter generator connected to the crankshaft. ISG is capable of delivering an additional 45 horsepower during acceleration and simultaneously charges the battery during braking.
Rear axle of 2015 Volvo XC60 Plug-in Hybrid Concept is powered by an electric motor of 70 horsepower, which is the energy supply of 12 kWh lithium-ion battery, built under the luggage compartment. The batteries are recharged through a standard outlet at home or in the car park. The charging time depends on the current strength, and ranges from 3.5 to 7.5 hours.