production is still a long shot, the ReCharge serves as a showcase for the
hybrid development that's currently going on within Volvo. It was designed in
California, at the Volvo Monitoring and
California, in cooperation with Volvo's hybrid
development center in
Sweden. The $1.1 billion center was
announced in spring 2006 and opened last fall, and is serving to lead Ford Motor
Company hybrid development in
official said that the center, with 40 to 60 employees, has been working
together with engineers in Dearborn on a hybrid system that will be used by at
least one other FoMoCo brand; details are still under lock and key, but further
announcements can be expected soon.
2007 Frankfurt Auto Show Coverage by TCC Team
2008 Volvo V70: What’s New by Marty Padgett (7/24/2007)
new spin on the traditional Swedish wagon.
2008 Volvo XC70 Road Test by Marty Padgett
Drawn into the SUV fray, edge by edge.