Volvo CEO Stefan Jacoby announced a pilot project that will see 1,000 plug-in hybrid models based on the C30 hatchback. The vehicles will be offered in unspecified European and Chinese locations, as well as California.
The plug-in hybrids are part of an approach to meet growing demands for environmentally friendly vehicles, as well as boost sales for the Swedish auto maker. In 2004, Volvo sold 140,000 cars in the United States, while that number dropped to 60,000 in 2009.
[Source: USA Today]