Plug-in XC90 SUV Popular Enough for Volvo to Roll Out More Electrified Options

By Jon LeSage Interest in Volvo’s XC90 plug-in hybrid has been strong enough to add PHEV options to two more Volvo models.
About 20 percent of the buyers of its new XC90 are opting for the Twin Engine plug-in hybrid version of the sport-utility vehicle, more than double the company’s original expectations. It’s been a surprise hit for Volvo, which originally had sluggish demand for electric vehicles, said Peter Mertens, Volvo’s global R&D chief, during an interview with The Detroit Bureau.
The Twin Engine plug-in powertrain will next be offered in the S90 sedan and V90 wagons that share platforms with the XC90. Strong response

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