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The Volvo concept car that killed its boxy design for good

The Volvo concept car that killed its boxy design for good

One of the things that makes this Volvo concept car special is that it was a hybrid vehicle. Hybrids date back to the late 1800s when the Lohner-Porsche Elektromobil was conceived, but of course it was decades later when they were sold to the general public. The first modern hybrid was the Toyota Prius launched in 1997, although it was only marketed in Japan How things work† For its part, this Volvo hybrid concept car was powered by a single electric motor that worked with a gas turbine; it had a range of 100 miles and just under 100 horsepower.

In hindsight, this isn’t what should have caught everyone’s attention – it should have been the fact that the ECC had real curves and was more than just a stoic box like previous Volvo models. Perhaps the reason why the looks of the car didn’t take such guts was that most people just don’t take the look of concept cars seriously because it’s more about the technology that could be used for future production models.