Volvo’s first ever petrol plug-in hybrid, the XC90 T8 Twin Engine, has qualified for the UK Plug-in Car Grant (PICG) scheme from the Office of Low Emissions (OLEV).
The car grant means that the model is available with an on-road price of £54,955.
PICG encourages manufacturers to decrease the level of outputted CO2 exhaust emissions. To achieve this, hybrid vehicles must emit less than 75g/km, a minimal travelling range of 10 miles, and must reach a speed of at least 60mph.
With a combined output of 401bhp, this seven-seat SUV emits 49g/km of CO2, and has a 0-60mph of 5.3 seconds.
The XC90 T8 Twin engine allows the driver to choose from three drive modes; Pure, which is fully electric, Hybrid, which combines the petrol and electric to reduce CO2, and Power, allowing the driver to use the full power available.
Companies choosing the XC90 T8 Twin Engine can benefit by writing down as much as 100% of the cost against their income tax liability.