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Volvo XC90 T8 Plug-in Hybrid

I was able to capture some images of a new model Volvo XC90 T8 plug-in-hybrid vehicle on display recently. Besides a complete vehicle to look at, Volvo included a cut-away vehicle showing the hybrid components of the XC90. My April article in Firehouse Magazine will explain about the challenges we face trying to identify this vehicle at a crash or fire scene.

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This 2015 Volvo XC90 T8 plug-in hybrid clearly shows the power charging port on the driver’s front fender.

This 2015 Volvo XC90 T8 plug-in hybrid clearly shows the power charging port on the driver’s front fender. This is one of only two exterior identifiers that this vehicle is in fact a hybrid.

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This display of the plug-in hybrid components of the XC90 T8 TWIN ENGINE vehicle shows the 2-liter gasoline engine (left) that drives the front wheels. The 270-400volt lithium-ion battery runs along the centerline of this SUV (shown in orange).

This display of the plug-in hybrid components of the XC90 T8 TWIN ENGINE vehicle shows the 2-liter gasoline engine (left) that drives the front wheels. The 270-400volt lithium-ion battery runs along the centerline of this SUV (shown in orange). At the rear of the XC90 hybrid is the 60 kW electric motor that drives the rear wheels.

About Ron Moore

Ron Moore
Ron Moore retired as a Division Chief with the McKinney (TX) Fire Department. He is now employed part-time with the Prosper, TX Fire Rescue and the Plano Fire Rescue. Ron is the author of now over 200 published articles in his renowned University of Extrication series, featured each month in Firehouse Magazine and is the moderator of the University of Extrication interactive section of the Firehouse.com website.