Volvo flex-fuel plug-in hybrid concept on display in Frankfurt

What a mouth full! The Volvo ReCharge Concept makes its debut in a specially designed Volvo C30 at the Frankfurt Motor Show.

Volvo ReCharge Concept

As you would expect details on the ReCharge Concept are limited. What we do know is that it is a series plug-in hybrid. With no mechanical connection between the engine and the wheels the four individual wheel motors are powered directly from the batteries. The batteries can be recharged via a regular electrical outlet or by the car’s four-cylinder Flexifuel engine as required. Recharging allows the car to be driven about 100 kilometres on battery power alone.

Performance is said to be lively with a 0-100 km/h time of 9 seconds and top speed of 160 km/h. Economy is even more impressive. For a 150 km drive starting with a full charge, the car will require less than 2.8 litres of fuel, giving the car an effective fuel economy of 1.9 l/100km. A full recharge takes 3 hours. However, even a one-hour quick charge should provide enough charge to drive about 50 kilometres.

Source: Volvo via


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