The title of this post comes from a quote on Plugincars.com.
The analyst says no one expects Volvo to sell many plug-in electric-diesel hybrid cars despite a 117mpg rating (I’ve read claims of 149mpg elsewhere) and 30 mile range on the electric motor. The US$70K might be the problem, but the site also points out it’s less expensive than a Lexus. And the Lexus engineers only offer 40mpg with their hybrid!
T3 offers the following conclusion:
The V60 is every bit the luxury car and despite government grants beyond most budgets, but with exceptional energy savings, zero road tax, congestion charge and reduced fuel costs it should be a no-brainer for company car drivers who want power and their bosses who crave efficiency.
An all-wheel-drive, plug-in electric-diesel hybrid full-size luxury car that goes 0-60 in 6 seconds yet stays over 100mpg? Are you kidding me? I’ll take ten.
Dear Volvo, I would buy one and I know many others who would too…just tell me, what will it take for us to get it in America?