30 Jun '14, 5pm

Confirmed: Volvo To Offer Plug-In Hybrid Option on All Models

I’m sitting in the Swedish modern headquarters of Volvo U.S.A. in Rockleigh, New Jersey, right across from a shiny V60 wagon emblazoned with lettering proclaiming it as one of the new 2015 E-Drive cars, boasting of both 240 horsepower and 37 mpg on the highway. The plug-in V60 is an understated version of one of Volvo's better-looking models. (Jim Motavalli photo) The turbocharged E-Drive cars are a very welcome addition to the lineup, because for 2014 Volvo had not only no cars with plugs, it had none with four-cylinder engines. Because of that fortunately temporary situation, Volvo came in dead last in compliance with the 2014 Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards , worse even than Jaguar/Land Rover. Eeek! Super-green Volvo! The E-Drive V60 delivers 37 mpg on the highway, but the new XC90 plug-in hybrid should do better--even with seven seats. (Jim Motavalli ph...

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