Volvo V70 plug-in hybrid concept – Click above for high-res image gallery

We did get that belated Earth Day present we asked Volvo for yesterday, about the lithium-ion battery packs that LG Chem will deliver to Volvo. A Volvo spokesperson told AutoblogGreen:
LG Chem will be the supplier of lithium-ion batteries to our plug-in hybrid, planned to reach the market in 2012. The battery size is 12 kWh and charging via an ordinary wall socket (230V, 10 Amp) will take approx 5 hours. Our CO2 aim for this car is 1.9 litres/100 km, which equals 50 grams CO2/km.
We still don't know for sure which vehicle these packs will be put into (although a plug-in version of the V70, seen above in concept form, is possible), but we were resent this press release. That implies the packs will be used with Volvo's previously announced diesel-plug-in hybrid powertrain in a car that is expected to get around 30 miles of all-electric driving before the oil burning starts.

[Source: Volvo]

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