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Volvo Cars to introduce 3-cylinder FWD PHEV in 2018, BEVs & 48V mild hybrid in 2019; Modular Electrification Platform

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Volvo Cars will introduce a front-wheel drive (FWD), 3-cylinder engine variant of its Twin Engine plug-in hybrid electric vehicle system in 2018, followed by its first production battery-electric vehicles and a new 48V mild hybrid system in 2019, according to Mats Anderson, Senior Director of Electric Propulsion Systems.

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Volvo tests Flybrid KERS technology

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Volvo Car Group''s engineering company, Flybrid Automotive, has been testing a kinetic energy recovery system (KERS) on passenger cars in the UK.

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Volvo Cars to establish new shared mobility business unit

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Volvo Cars will establish a new shared mobility business unit as part of a broad expansion of its car sharing and mobility services strategy. The new business unit will be based around Sunfleet , one of the world’s first car sharing companies that has been operated by Volvo since 1998.

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Volvo electric buses: quiet enough for classic-music concerts

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This week, the only guaranteed way to do the latter may be to ride a Volvo electric bus in Gothenburg, Sweden.

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Volvo Cars’ 90 Series cars receive powertrain, safety and connectivity updates including Android Auto

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Volvo Cars is updating its 90 series cars with new powertrain, safety and connectivity updates. Today’s Volvos contain many safety sensors.

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GKN supplying eAxle to plug-in hybrid Volvo S90

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The technology first launched on the new Volvo XC90 T8 Twin Engine plug-in hybrid SUV. Earlier post.) gasoline combustion engine. Earlier post.)

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Volvo Concept Coupe Plug-In Hybrid: Classic P1800 Reimagined

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"The new Volvo Concept Coupé reveals how we could shape our cars from now on.

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Volvo V40 boosts economy to 88mpg

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A new, updated Volvo V40 will emit as little as 88g/km CO2 and achieve fuel economy as strong as 88mpg combined, according to preliminary figures.

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Volvo develops advanced new batteries for EVs

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Volvo has developed a new system for storing electrical energy in cars which could see us kiss goodbye to heavy batteries. Electric cars Volvo

Most powerful Volvo ever is a plug-in hybrid SUV. Really.

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The Volvo XC90 T8 "Twin Engine" plug-in hybrid SUV is now the most powerful production Volvo ever, thanks to tweaks from in-house tuner Polestar. Polestar started out as an independent race team and Volvo tuner, and was bought outright by the Swedish carmaker last year. Tuning Plug-In Hybrids plug-in cars Polestar

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Heliox to fast charge Volvo electric buses in Luxembourg

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End of route stations will be delivered Q2 2017, with one of the systems to be located at Sales-Lentz’ depot. Brief

Volvo turns up production of plug-in hybrid car

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After initially producing just 1,000 model year Volvo V60 Plug-in Hybrid cars, it will increase this to 4,000-6,000 for 2014. It is the [.].

Volvo Trucks introduces new monofuel natural gas version of FE

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Volvo FE CNG. Volvo Trucks is expanding its model range in Europe with a new version of the Volvo FE running entirely on natural gas.

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2016 Volvo XC90 T8 Twin Engine Plug-In Hybrid: Now We Have Specs

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We now have details on the 2016 Volvo XC90 T8 Twin Engine plug-in hybrid SUV, which uses turbocharging, supercharging, and an electric motor to boost efficiency. The "Twin Engine" setup continues Volvo''s push for an all-four-cylinder lineup, even when it comes to its flagship seven-passenger SUV.

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2017 Volvo S90 Plug-In Hybrid Luxury Sedan To Join XC90 T8 'Twin Engine'

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The recently-unveiled 2017 Volvo S90 luxury sedan will be the second model to get the carmaker's T8 "Twin Engine" plug-in hybrid powertrain. That powertrain debuted in this year's XC90 crossover, which shares Volvo's Scalable Product Architecture (SPA) platform with the S90. DON'T MISS: 2016 Volvo. Plug-In Hybrids plug-in cars

Volvo’s i-ART engines to make four the new six

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Volvo diesel engine These new engines will use pressure feedback from each fuel injector instead of using a traditional single [.].

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Volvo swaps V8 for T8 hybrid

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Volvo Editor Pick The range-topping ‘Twin Engine’ will carry the badge ‘T8’ and will use a two-litre, four-cylinder Drive-E p[.].

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Volvo develops new safety systems

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Swedish carmaker Volvo has had a long standing reputation for the safety of its vehicles – and now it is leading the way with a host of new developments designed to boost safety in modern traffic environments. Amazingly, Volvo has set a goal that in 2020 nobody will be killed or seriously injured using a [.].

Volvo C30 Electric demos wireless charging

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Using a prototype Volvo C30 Electric car, the project used inductive charging to recharge the car’s [.]. Volvo

Volvo's Triple-Turbo Four-Cylinder Engine: 450 HP From 2.0 Liters

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Volvo is proving that there is plenty of performance to be wrung out of its four-cylinder Drive-E engines. DON''T MISS: 2015 Volvo S60, XC60, New V60 Wagon: Fuel-Efficient Drive-E Engines The Swedish carmaker

Volvo Cars sets target of 1M electrified cars sold by 2025

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Volvo Cars aims to sell a total of up to one million electrified cars by 2025. Volvo Cars has been readying itself for the emergence of electrified vehicles for the last five years. In October 2015, Volvo Cars introduced its Electrification Strategy. Volvo Cars Sustainability Report 2015. Resources.

2016 35

Volvo Group delivers recommendations on sustainable transport to UN Secretary-General

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Volvo Group CEO Martin Lundstedt, in his role as co-chair of the High-Level Advisory Group on Sustainable Transport, submitted a report to United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon containing ten recommendations on how sustainable transport can advance sustainable development. Brief

Volvo to upgrade all diesel models

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As it continues to drive down fuel consumption, Volvo will make the new five cylinder two-litre turbodiesel engine that was originally introduced in the Volvo S60, available across its entire range.

Volvo engines get to the ART of fuel economy

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Volvo introducing Pilot Assist II semi-autonomous drive tech as standard on MY2017 XC90

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Among a wide range of updates for model year 2017, Volvo Cars will introduce its latest semi-autonomous drive technology, Pilot Assist II, as standard on the XC90 in selected markets. Volvo Cars is the only car maker currently using such technology in production cars. Volvo On Call. PowerPulse. City Safety updated.

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Volvo Cars and Uber join forces to develop next-gen autonomous driving cars; $300M joint project

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The base vehicles will be manufactured by Volvo Cars and then purchased from Volvo by Uber. Earlier post ). Earlier post.).

Volvo announces Drive-E engine line-up

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but three brand new engines from Volvo. Latest News Green cars Volvo This autumn will mark the debut of not one, not two.

Volvo will build compact electric car in 2019, along with larger model

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Volvo recently previewed a pair of concept cars built on the platform that will support its first all-electric vehicle to go into production. Both "40 series" concepts use the new Compact Modular Architecture (CMA) platform for smaller cars, which complements the Scalable Product Architecture (SPA) platform used for larger models.

Volvo produces electric car for lease customers

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Production is now under way for the Volvo C30 Electric, with initial deliveries taking place this summer and heading to leasing customers, including companies, authorities and governmental bodies. Electric cars Green cars Latest news Volvo lease customers Volvo C30 electric Volvo electric car

Volvo V60 Plug-in Hybrid crowned safest EV of them all

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But perhaps as you might expect, Swedish brand Volvo had to go one better, scoring the very highest score yet for an electrified vehicle in Europe.

Volvo V40: 94g/km diesel confirmed

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Next week will see Volvo lift the lid on its latest model – the V40. An all-new premium hatchback, the V40 will be the first Volvo diesel with CO2 emissions of just 94g/km, when it takes to the stand at the Geneva Motor Show. "The all-new V40 is the first new model that is fully [.]. Volvo Geneva sweden V40

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Modern efficiency? Volvo went there 30 years ago

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Electric cars Volvo Not only did it [.].

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Volvo Cars and Autoliv to create joint venture for next-gen autonomous driving software

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Volvo Cars and Autoliv have signed a letter of intent to set up a new jointly-owned company to develop next-generation autonomous driving software. It has a medium-term vision that no one will be killed or seriously injured in a new Volvo by 2020. Its management will comprise of representatives from Autoliv and Volvo Cars.

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Volvo makes latest Drive-E technology available across the range

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Volvo is making its new Drive-E powertrains available on all cars in the range as part of the 2015 model line-up. Volvo

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Volvo develops ‘unique fast charger’ for latest C30 trial

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Volvo C30 fast chargers The new 22 kW fast-charger is capable of full charging a car in just 1.5 hours when using a three-phase outlet.

Volvo Leads Plug-In Hybrid Sales In Europe, Higher-Power Polestar Plug-Ins Coming

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For quite some time, Volvo has relied on an aftermarket company called Polestar to coordinate racing efforts, sell performance parts, and build high-performance versions of its cars. The partnership was apparently beneficial to Volvo, as it just announced that it will buy Polestar outright.

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Volvo V40 gains new Drive-E fuel efficient engines

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Volvo has added its new lowest emission engines to its new V40 and V40 Cross Country models; meaning CO2 emissions are now rated as low as 85g/km.

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Volvo Cars introduces new compact architecture; expects electrified vehicles to be 10% of total sales by 2020

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CMA’s introduction in 2017 means that all future Volvo cars will be built on just two fully scalable and wholly modular vehicle architectures.

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New Tandem Axle Lift function from Volvo Trucks lowers fuel consumption up to 4%

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—Jonas Odermalm, segment manager Construction at Volvo Trucks. inches) off the road surface. Fuel Efficiency Heavy-duty Vehicle Systems

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Volvo’s new 94g/km CO2 hatch from under £20k

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Volvo’s new V40 hatchback is to cost from £19,745 when it arrives in showrooms from September. Volvo Geneva Motor Show new Volvo V40

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