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Volvo's Ethanol-Powered Electric Car

Volvo has always had an alternative image in the United States market, catering to a certain segment of the upper middle class and above that is attracted to its once-quirky, always safety-minded cars. But alternative fuels have never been a big part of the appeal.Sure, there’s been the odd diesel sold here over the years, but the strangest things found under the hoods of most Volvos are five-cylinder engines.This isn’t the case overseas, where oil-burning Volvos are aplenty, as are ones that run on ethanol and even compressed natural gas. Even so, internal combustion of some sort has always been the primary motivator of its cars. That changes soon.Starting in 2012 the Swedish automaker will begin selling a plug-in hybrid version of the V60 - a wagon version of the S60 sedan that is not offered in the United States. Not only will the car be the company’s first hybrid, but also the world’s first hybrid to use a diesel engine. Like the V60 itself, there are currently no plans to sell the...

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