By Jim Motavalli ·
April 11, 2013

The Volvo V60 Plug-In Hybrid: A Sell-Out in Europe, Unavailable Here

The car's diesel engine makes it a non-starter for the American market, but a gasoline version could hit our streets soon. Volvo has a long history making green cars, but this is the first to actually go to full production.

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By Alysha Webb ·
January 12, 2012

Volvo CEO: Plug-in Hybrids Will Be Bigger Than Pure Electric Cars

Volvo has been slow to jump onto the vehicle electrification bandwagon, but that is about to end. The Swedish automaker is showing a plug-in hybrid electric concept vehicle at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.Why did Volvo chose a PHEV as its first electrified model rather than a pure electric vehicle? “Pure electric is going to be, in my view, a very small part of the market," Maloney told PluginCars.com. "I don’t think people want a car that has compromises.”

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Plug-in Hybrid Fever Spreads, Despite Cost

By Brad Berman ·
July 07, 2009

Hyundai Blue-Will Plug-in Hybrid

Mostly everyone agrees that the next big leap in hybrids—the capacity to plug-in to the grid and run mostly on electricity—will be expensive. But that’s not stopping major automakers from pushing forward with plug-in hybrids.

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By Brad Berman ·
June 04, 2009

Volvo Gets Serious about Plug-in Hybrids

At a press conference this week, Volvo chief executive Stephen Odell said the company is making "a significant leap compared to our earlier plans of offering a regular full-hybrid on the market by 2012." Could Volvo's plug-in hybrids help Sweden achieve its goal of becoming the world’s first oil-free economy by 2020?

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By Brad Berman ·
October 06, 2008

Volvo's Hybrid Car Campaign

Volvo loyalists have been wondering for some time now about the Swedish carmaker’s near-term plans for producing an eco-friendly offering within its lineup. The Ford subsidiary has shown several hybrid concept vehicles at various international auto shows, but there have been no formal announcements about taking any green ideas to market. Until now.

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