Monday, October 7, 2019

Volvo Philippines Officially Unveils Plug-In Hybrid Line-Up


Following Volvo’s global commitment to electrify its entire line-up (and to have fully-electric cars making up 50 percent of its sales by 2025), Volvo Cars Philippines is the first carmaker locally to launch plug-in gasoline-electric hybrid vehicles.

Now available on the S90, the T8 Twin Engine technology will shortly be made available on the XC60 and XC90 SUV as well.

“We dare to make a change for the better, starting with how we create our cars”, declared Atty. Alberto B. Arcilla, Chief Executive Officer and President of Volvo Philippines. “Volvo has always been cognizant of our part in environmental issues. That is the reason why we have incorporated care for the environment as one of our core values. As early as the 1970s, Volvo had already made concrete steps in finding solutions to environmental challenges. Since then, Volvo has pushed the boundaries in addressing the environmental impact that our cars make.”


The T8 Twin Engine delivers all the benefits of a high-performance, low emission gasoline engine with an electric motor delivering power on demand with ultra-low carbon dioxide emissions. Upgraded for 2019, it now delivers more than 400 horsepower and 640 Nm of torque.

In the S90, the T8 Twin Engine does 100 km/h in 5.1 seconds and a top speed of 250 km/h. Yet, it can do up to 62.5 km/L thanks to a pure electric range of 47 to 57 kilometers.

Even more interesting, the T8 Twin Engine can be charged using a conventional power outlet. Using a 6-amp power outlet, it fully charges 11.6 kWh lithium-ion battery in 8 hours, while opting for a 16-amp output cuts it down to 3 hours.


The 2019 Volvo S90 T8 Twin Engine retails for P 5,950,000. Pricing for the XC60 T8 and XC90 T8 will be announced in the near future.

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