Submitted by Timo on Mon, 2012-04-30 06:43
Just read about Volvo CX60. A plug-in diesel hybrid with a bit different way of combining ICE and BEV. Apparently they have two separate drivetrains in the car, electric at the rear, and diesel at the front. As result they get a 4WD when needed and impressive ~6.0s to 60mph acceleration (6.2s to 100kph). Pure electric range is 50km (31miles). Looks like normal family Volvo.
Nice one. These hybrids pop out everywhere now, next thing are pure BEV:s, but everybody seems to be behind Tesla making the pure BEV:s. Tesla GenIII cars cannot hit any better spot to conquer the world.
(seems to be a bit old news, searching the net for Volvo CX60 hybrid reveals that it was news at beginning of this year. There is also V40 version of the car that is actually better looking than CX60)