Volvo Car Corp. and Saab Automobile AB are partnering in a program to study and evaluate the potential of plug-in hybrid vehicles. The two marques are joining with energy-provider Vattenfall, ETC Battery and the Swedish government to conduct the study in Sweden. Although Volvo, owned by Ford Motor Co., and Saab, owned by General Motors Corp., are competitors, the collaboration between the two is not that unusual, says Anders Karrberg, Volvo’s executive director-governmental affairs. ...

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