T8 Plug-in Hybrid News:
Rockleigh, N.J. (April 14, 2015) - Volvo Cars will
bring the world's first seven passenger plug-in hybrid electric vehicle
to the United States this summer with the XC90 T8 Twin Engine. Powered
by Volvo's 2.0 liter supercharged and turbocharged Drive-E engine and a
rear axle electric motor, the T8 can achieve 394 horsepower and 0-60 MPH
in just 5.7 seconds.With uncompromising performance and flexibility, drivers can choose to operate the T8 in a variety of modes, including:
- Hybrid: As the default mode, it is
suitable for everyday use and the XC90 will automatically alternate
between drawing power from the 2.0 liter supercharged and turbocharged
Drive-E engine and the electric motor to deliver the optimum overall
- Pure electric: This mode is used
primarily in a city environment although it can power the car up to
highway speeds. When the high-voltage battery is fully charged, it
serves as the car's sole energy source, powering the electric motor over
the rear axle. Preliminary testing based on EPA criteria produced an
estimated range of 17 miles using just electricity, which represents a
high percentage of drivers' typical daily usage.
- Power mode: This utilizes the combined
performance of the combustion engine and the electric motor. On
start-up, the XC90 T8 takes advantage of the electric motor's superior
response and instant torque curve, while the combustion engine gets up
to speed. This combination offers better torque at lower revs, which is
equivalent to that of a large displacement engine.
Because of the XC90 T8's plug-in
hybrid battery technology, consumers may be eligible for a federal tax
credit up to an estimated $4,600 in addition to other local and state
incentives. T8 customers should consult a tax professional to determine eligibility.
The XC90 T8 combines the best of Scandinavian craftsmanship
and style with uncompromising performance and interior enhancements.
Each T8 features "Thor's Hammer" LED headlights, power front seat
cushion extensions, high level interior illumination and a hand blown
Orrefors® crystal gear shift. The MSRP of the XC90 T8 Twin
Engine Plug-In Hybrid Momentum is $68,100, not including any tax credit
incentives or $995 destination charge.
The XC90 T8 Inscription provides an
even higher level of luxury and elegance. Linear wood inlays, luxurious
Nappa leather seats, dashboard and door panels provide the ultimate
Scandinavian sanctuary for drivers and passengers. Rear exterior chrome
accents and mirror covers accompany a unique, silver matte front grill.
The MSRP of the XC90 T8 Twin Engine Plug-In Hybrid Inscription is
$71,600, not including any tax credit incentives or $995 destination
The XC90 T8 R-Design highlights the
car's sporty performance with external features including a piano black
front grille, R-Design lower front spoiler, dual integrated tail pipes
and matte silver mirror covers and window trim. A performance-focused
interior design awaits drivers with Nubuck and Nappa leather contour
seats, steering wheel gear shift paddles, a perforated leather gear
shift and steering wheel. The MSRP of the XC90 T8 Twin Engine Plug-In
Hybrid R-Design is $70,000, not including any tax credit incentives or
$995 destination charge.