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Volvo Recharge Models Get an Improved Plug-in Hybrid Powertrain

The Volvo Recharge models of 60 and 90 Series will be available in the USA with an improved plug-in hybrid powertrain that enables a larger driving range, lower level of CO2 emissions, more performance, and better drivability.

The Swedish automaker introduces the new plug-in hybrid powertrain on the Volvo Recharge lineup based on a Scalable Product Architecture (SPA). This lineup includes the Volvo S60, V60, XC60, S90, XC90.

The powertrain brings an all-electric range from 35 to 41 miles according to EPA estimates, so an average daily driving can be mostly completed on pure electric power. Volvo promises that all Recharge T8 vehicles are eligible for a full $7,500 federal tax credit.

Improvements for the Recharge T8 AWD models Include:

  • a new, long-range, 3-layer battery, with nominal energy increase from 11.6 to 18.8 kWh
  • a more powerful rear electric motor that delivers 143 hp versus the previous 87 hp, and enables better all-wheel-drive capability
  • a total combined output of 455 hp and 523 lb-ft – more than ever before
  • one-pedal drive capability on the XC60 and S90 Volvos

Moreover, a turbocharged T8 gasoline engine gets an upgrade too:  higher engine power at low revs and take-off, more refined electrified drive, reduced tailpipe emissions.

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