The Swedish automaker used words like "comfortable," "effective" and "safe" to describe the inductive charging system. Such a process involves induction coils on both the station and the vehicle and uses electromagnetic waves to conduct the necessary electricity. Volvo is working with Siemens to develop electric-drive powertrains and hopes the study helps move the industry towards some sort of yet-to-be determined wireless-charging standard.

Other automakers are also looking at wireless charging as another way to get more people to gravitate towards plug-in vehicles. Toyota is working on a wireless charging system for its Prius Plug-in Hybrids, while Nissan's Infiniti division said last year that it aimed to make the first production model with a wireless charging system as standard equipment.

As for Volvo and its plug-ins, the company has been making the electric C30, albeit in limited numbers, since 2011. Volvo also started making its V60 plug-in diesel hybrid late last year and said at the time that it would produce between 4,000 and 6,000 cars for the 2014 model year. Check out Volvo's press releasebelow.
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