New range of plug-in hybrids from Volvo and Saab

2008 Saab 9-X BioHybrid
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Swedish nationals Saab and Volvo have joined forces with Vattenfall, battery technology consortium ETC and a government environment agency to bring out a new range of plug-in hybrid vehicles.

The eco-friendly notion will span the next two years and a hybrid powertrain as well as an electrical charging infrastructure will subsequently be developed. As many as 10 cars will begin their testing schedule within this period, claims Auto Motor and Sport magazine.

Every automaker thrives to do their bit to save the environment by making use of technology and this move by the Swedish duo is no different. Saab presented its 9-X BioHybrid concept car only last week, showcasing its capabilities in this field. Volvo’s ReCharge Concept stands up to put forth the company’s interest and ability in the same area. As hybrid sales begin to open up, manufacturers are hard at work producing hybrid avatars of their star cars. Volvo and Saab see opportunities in this market and a lot remains to be seen on how much advantage they take and prosper in this high-potential field.

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Source: Motor Authority

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