2012 Volvo V60 PHEV
Just yesterday, our colleagues at All Cars Electric gave readers a sneak-peek of the 2012 Volvo V60 plug-in hybrid, an intriguing new wagon that promises to earn up to 745 miles on a fully charged battery and a full tank of diesel. But of course, no high tech ride would be complete without the obligatory smartphone app, and Volvo's got one -- one that lets users keep tabs on the V60's battery-charging process.
The V60's battery can take as long as 7.5 hours to top off, but with a 240V, 16A charger, the time drops to three hours. (By comparison, the Chevrolet Volt takes four hours at 240V .) Owners can track where their car is in the charging cycle by a quick look at the app, as seen in this dreamy video overview of the V60:
We don't have many details about the app just yet, but we'd be surprised if it didn't contain features similar to those available for other rides, like the Nissan Leaf and many GM models. We expect more news when the model officially launches at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show next week.