11 Apr '13, 6pm

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

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

The Volvo V60 Plug-In Hybrid is at home on Europe's mountain roads--but not yet on the American interstates. (Volvo photo) It’s really a shame that Volvo doesn’t have a hybrid car in the American market, because the company has led the way on environmental initiatives (including cleaning up factory pollution) for decades. And it was a pioneer in electrics and hybrids, too. The problem is that—until recently—none of them actually reached the market. But now the company is fielding both the C30 battery electric pilot program and, in wider distribution, Volvo’s V60 Plug-In Hybrid . Volvo’s plug-in hybrid was in New York recently for the auto show, as a candidate for 2013 World Green Car of the Year. It didn’t win—the Tesla Model S did—but at least it’s getting noticed. Europe Only The battery-enhanced V60 isn’t coming any closer than Europe, and for an explanation of that loo...

Full article: http://www.plugincars.com/volvo-v60-plug-hybrid-sell-out-...

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