If you plan to replace your old diesel family car with a new vehicle that pollutes less and has a tiny consumption of fuel you can choose from a wide range of hybrid and electric cars available today.
If you don’t want to make the step from a petrol or diesel car directly to a car that is fully electric, you can choose a hybrid one that provides a small consumption of fuel and very low emissions due to the combination between a powerful petrol engine and an electric motor.
Volvo XC90 T8 Hybrid is a hybrid SUV that comes with a small, but very powerful 2.0 litre petrol engine that is supercharged and turbocharged to produce 313 HP and 295 lb-ft. of torque.
The electric motor produces 87 HP and 177 lb-ft. of torque, and is powered by a 9.2 kWh Li-ion battery.
The electric motor helps the main petrol engine to consume less fuel, and release less carbon emissions.
The car is an SUV and is also a Volvo, which means that is a fortress on wheels, so the weight of the vehicle is quite impressive, 5,233 lbs (2.374 kg).
The car is heavy because it needs to provide the legendary protection of a Volvo car, but even so, by using the combined power between the supercharged petrol engine and the electric motor (400 HP and 472 lb-ft. of torque), can do 0 to 60 mph in only 5.3 seconds.
Even with a weight of over 2 tons, the hybrid combination of engines provides an impressive consumption of 54 mpg (miles per gallon).
In all-electric mode (by using only the electric motor) the car can run only about 11 miles (18 km) due to its huge weight.
The car has several tech and safety features, which are specific to this car brand.
The Sensus infotainment system uses a 12.3-inch touchscreen display from which you can control the main features of the vehicle.
The car can host up to seven people in a very stylish interior (leather and wood).
Overall, Volvo XC90 T8 hybrid is an SUV that combines style, technology and safety into a nice family package.
The car has a starting price of $73,000, and for the nice combination of leather and wood you need to pay at least $75,400.
Volvo XC90 T8 hybrid is a great highway cruiser that for a decent price, can help you make the step from your old polluting family car to the new hybrid vehicles of today.