Diesel hybrid set for 2012 release

The first plug-in diesel hybrid to be released in the UK is the most hotly anticipated green car this year, according to new research.

The survey, carried out by green car advisers TheGreenCarWebsite.co.uk, showed that the Volvo V60 Plug-In Diesel Hybrid is the first off the grid when it comes to customer excitement for the green team of 2012.

However, customers excited about the latest thing in green transportation are likely to face stiff competition in getting their hands on one, as only 150 models are set to be shipped to the UK this year.

Commenting on the survey, acting managing director at Volvo UK Nick Connor said: "This survey is great news for Volvo as it shows there is a genuine demand for a new type of plug-in vehicle that combines the benefits of electric cars with the long-distance range of a diesel model."

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