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It would have been better for them to say they would build cars that all had plugs, rather than cars that all had electric motors. A conventional hybrid has a built-in electric motor, and hybrids have been around for years. At a minimum, Volvo’s line-up should all have plugs. That would allow folks to save money charging with cheap off-board electricity and reduce imported oil, two of the many advantages of plug-in cars.

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