In Hybrid and Electrical Mechanic Training? See What’s in Store With the 2022 Volvo XC60 Recharge
As hybrid and electric vehicles are becoming more attractive to consumers and environmental enthusiasts, car manufacturers are continuously adopting new ways to design and build their cars. Nowadays, it’s a race to create the optimal hybrid and electric cars of the future.
With that in mind, Volvo takes centre stage with its plans for the future. Earlier this year, Volvo announced that they will switch to an entirely electric car production by 2030, while by 2025, half of its sales would come from electric cars and the other half from its hybrids. Now, Volvo has introduced the new 2022 Volvo XC60 Recharge, which has been in production since May and is expected to reach US and Canadian markets by 2022. This is exciting news for those who are training as a mechanic for hybrid and electric vehicles, as you will get to see this new model in action on the road. Keep reading to learn more about the XC60 features!
Large Battery and More Horsepower
You will be able to show off your knowledge of batteries and horsepower on this new 2022 Volvo XC60 Hybrid, after your hybrid and electrical mechanic training. According to MotorTrend, Volvo has made changes from its previous CX60 hybrid, by designing a larger battery, with 18.7 kWh and 14.8 kWh of that being electric only. This gives the new XC60 a reach of 51.49 km – much higher than its predecessor at 30.58 km. Also, the battery is installed in the centre of the car, allowing for more room for luggage and personal belongings.
Volvo has also upgraded the XC60’s electric motor, using a 142-hp unit. This gives the new model 455 horsepower – a big step up from the 400 horsepower of the previous model.
One-Pedal Driving Capability
Another exciting feature of the 2022 XC60 is the one-pedal driving capability. Students in a hybrid and electrical mechanic course will be fascinated to know that this feature is new to the world of hybrid vehicles. According to the Green Car Report, one-pedal driving is a system that you would usually only find in fully electric cars, because of regenerative braking. When the driver de-accelerates using the one-pedal feature, regenerative braking then allows the battery to be recharged, which powers the EV or hybrid car and assists with the hydraulic braking system. Those training as hybrid and electrical mechanics will learn to diagnose electric motor systems as well as regenerative brake systems, like those found on the new XC60 model.
Google-Based Infotainment Systems
Volvo’s 2022 XC60 in-cabin infotainment dashboard features a 9.0-inch touchscreen, that runs on an android operating system. The infotainment features one physical button to reach the home screen, as well as Google Maps, Google Play, and Google-Assistant. The infotainment also receives regular updates for other features, such as satellite radio, Android Auto, and Apple CarPlay. Check out the video below for a sneak peek!
The 2022 XC60 also features a touchpoint to easily navigate the surround-view camera, without having to search through the menu. The camera itself offers easy access as it automatically pops up on your screen as soon as you pull up to the side of a curb.
The Future is Bright for a Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Mechanic
Your training as a hybrid and electrical mechanic at ATC Montreal will prepare you to work on hybrid cars, like the 2022 XC60, that are quickly gaining traction in the auto industry. The shift towards environmentally friendly cars continues to shape the current and future norms of driving. With the release of cars like the Volvo XC60, it won’t be long before other brands catch on. And as car manufacturers move to go green, there will be an increasing demand for hybrid and electrical mechanics to lead the way in maintenance and servicing.
Are you considering becoming a hybrid and electric vehicle mechanic?
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