Since the late 1940’s, Volvo became famous as basic, do-it-all, last-forever cars. They were the automotive equivalent of L.L. Bean’s Duck Boot; no one’s idea of pretty, but utterly reliable for decades. Lately, the cars have evolved into technological trendsetters in the world of EVs. Volvo Mild Hybrids utilize electric motors coupled to a gasoline engine that eliminates the need to plug in to recharge. Plug-In Hybrids allow drivers to select either a gasoline engine or an electric motor to power the car, while Battery Electric models run solely on battery-powered electric motors. The XC90 T8 Twin Engine AWD Crossover evokes the classic Volvo lines of what we used to call a station wagon. Sized to haul the entire family and a week’s worth of luggage in comfort, the XC90 runs emission-free in electric mode. For longer drives, enable the turbocharged 2-liter gasoline engine to tap into 400-hp of power going to all four wheels. If the goal is a family vehicle for any and every occasion, without going for a boxy gas-guzzling SUV, the XC90 is the answer; VolvoCars.com.
Omar Corrales Mora’s paintings are an undertaking of thoughts, dreams, perception and fantasy. His vivacious works have graced important galleries and museums around the world — as well as the stage.
Summer 2021 brings a feeling of promise, opportunity and optimism. The British Virgin Islands is the perfect destination for a “do-over,” an ideal place to create new memories, celebrate our resilience and sit back to take it all in.