Volvo Cars reveals new V90 wagon; PHEV model with ~31-mile electric range

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Two of the gears are overdrives, saving fuel when cruising at constant speeds. This enables frequent use of LU and allows the engine to run on low revs for best fuel economy. Our PowerPulse technology is designed to deliver a distinct performance boost to our diesel engine, while the T8 Twin Engine petrol plug-in hybrid will deliver around 410 hp and a pure electric range of around 50 km. Volvo unveiled its new Volvo V90 wagon in Stockholm, Sweden.

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Global Gas Prices | Hybrid Sales

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sales of hybrid SUVs and other fuel efficient vehicles will prove interesting to watch this year, especially if fuel prices remain relatively low. Some expect both to remain steady due to global economic conditions while others point to the return of $3/gallon gas (in the states) fueled mainly by an increase in foreign demand. Low gas prices encourage less fuel efficient vehicles. how much do you pay for gas/petrol?

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Volkswagen Group introducing Modular Transverse Matrix this year; new engine families, lighter weight construction, powertrain flexibility

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At the Tokyo Motor Show, Volkswagen unveiled the first model publicly shown based on the MQB: the Cross Coupé all-wheel-drive (AWD) plug-in hybrid vehicle (PHEV). Fuel consumption values of the EA211 engines were reduced by 8 to 10%, in part due to reduced internal friction, lower weight and optimized thermal management; in conjunction with the new ACT cylinder deactivation system, the savings potential can be as much as 20%. Drive systems in the MQB. Click to enlarge.

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How Carmakers Are Responding to the Plug-In Hybrid Opportunity

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About CalCars Plug-In Hybrids FAQ How to Get a PHEV Where PHEVs are Carmakers Say. Our PRIUS+ Project Photos PHEV Resources Global Warming Take Action News and Events Contact Us How Carmakers are Responding to the Plug-In Hybrid Opportunity If you ask, "have major auto-makers come around on PHEVs?", In late 2008, BYD started selling the first production PHEV in China. Daimler/Mercedes Took over Daimler/Chrysler Sprinter PHEV program.

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