Apr 20, 2012
The article where you commented about making a diesel/electric hybrid that gets 100 mpg lists the Volvo V60 plug-in hybrid, a diesel-electric station wagon that can deliver more than 100 mpg from a 2.4-liter 5-cylinder engine powering the front wheels and 70-horsepower electric motor powering the rear. Volvo allows the driver to select three modes: electric, up to 35 miles; hybrid; and power, which puts down all 280 combined horsepower. There is a "save for later" function to recharge the battery so the driver can run on electricity for up to 12 miles without plugging back in. It will go on sale in Europe later this year. A U.S. version is still being considered. Hopefully Canada will get to serve you!!