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Volvo Brings Practicality to Electric Cars

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DETROIT — Volvo has been pretty quiet among the automakers developing electric vehicles, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t working on one. The company plans to roll out a test fleet next year and put some EVs in showrooms by 2013.

The Swedish automaker arrived at the North American International Auto Show with a prototype Electric C30, a conversion based on the C30 hatchback. The car isn’t as sexy as, say, the Audi e-tron, but it’s a handsome car and more attractive than some EVs we’ve seen lately. Besides - Volvos have always been more about practicality and safety than leading-edge styling.

Read More http://www.wired.com/autopia/2010/01/volvo_electric_c30/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+wired%2Findex+%28Wired%3A+Index+3+%28Top+Stories+2%29%29#ixzz0cjkfMgLy

Full article here Autopia

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