Amazingly Economical New Volvo T5 Hybrid Engines

Volvo XC40 Concept 13
Jun 16

The New Volvo’s T5 engine beats the tough diesel emission standards

Last month, the CEO of Volvo Hakan Samuelsson has revealed that they have decided to reveal new three-cylinder T5 plug-in hybrid engine powertrains next year. The new three-cylinder T5 plug-in hybrid powertrain is said to minimise the count of diesel cars Volvo produces as it reacts to increasingly tough diesel emission standards.

What’s inside the T5 Electric Motor?

The T5 hybrid system was revealed together with two 40-series Engines concepts last month, and it will appear for the first time in the production XC40 in coming year. It brings a 74bhp electric motor that has the ability to produce power one of the shafts of seven-speed dual clutch automatic gearbox alongside an 180bhp turbocharged 1.5-litre three-pot petrol engine.

The electric power of T5 comes from a 9.7kWh battery back and it has the capacity around 30 miles of electric range. The head of R&D of Volvo, Peter Mertens has said that it is more efficient than the rival hybrids and easier and less expensive to produce.

CO2 Emissions

The CEO of Volvo, Hakan Samuelsson has expressed in Gothenburg that the T5 hybrid system is a very attractive alternative to the diesel engines. It can produce much lower CO2 emission levels but more or less performance in bot horsepower and torque. He also expressed that on cost, in the couple of years, we will see a crossover as the diesel getting more expensive and the hybrid system going down.

Volvo T5 Economy Levels

Volvo still hasn’t revealed any emissions or economy data yet, but the closing figures tell that the T5 will manage considerably better that 95g/kg on official tests and deliver equalling economy in real world use.

The T5 system is said to be used in all the Volvo 40-series models. It will also likely to be offered in 60-series cars but not the largest 90-series models where Volvo offers 4-cylinder T8 that uses an electrically powered rear axle.

T5 Hybrid Battery

The Volvo’s traction battery is intended to form a four-sided shape, with an integrated liquid cooling system that runs along and between each of the stacked, linked cells. The battery is placed within the vehicle’s centre tunnel, just as it is and will be in all SPA, CMA electrifies models.

Volvo’s engineers also narrated that’s the unique place of the battery is due to its protection from any potential surrounding impact. Moreover, the boot space is not compromised of its plug-in hybrid vehicles.

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