Volvo Says It Will Sell Plug-in Hybrids by 2012

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It’s not just large auto brands like Toyota and Chevy and niche players such as Tesla announcing future plug-in hybrids. Today, Volvo announced it would start selling plug-ins by 2012 and showed off a V70 Plug-in Hybrid as an example of the technology at work.

An interesting aspect of the V70 is its two ports for charging. The port in the front is for home charging and the rear port is for charging at fast-charge stations, which the company is also developing. They charge the car in 1.5-2.5 hours. Volvo will be testing a fleet of cars this year to see what consumers think of the experience. 
By David Thomas | September 28, 2009 | Comments (1)

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This is what I've been waiting for, an AWD hybrid wagon. And plug-in just makes it better. I assume it's all-wheel-drive.

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