Volvo Trucks introduces its first electric truck for commercial use; sales and production start next year

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Volvo Trucks introduced its first battery-electric truck for commercial use: the Volvo FL Electric for urban distribution and refuse operations, among other applications. Electric drive unit for Volvo FL Electric.

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Electric Volvo Crash Test

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Looks like the Electric Volvo C30 comes out great in the offset 40 mph crash test. Good thing, since it's packing 440 volts. Watch

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Volvo PHEV in 2012

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The web is filled with news of Volvo's partnership with Swedish energy company Vattenfall to bring a plug-in hybrid to market in 2012. Tags: volvo vattenfall plug-in hybrid

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Volvo Cars debuts its first 3-cylinder engine in new XC40 compact SUV; designed for PHEV applications

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Volvo Cars launched its new three-cylinder Drive-E powertrain in the XC40, the company’s first entry into the compact SUV segment. Our new three-cylinder engine is an exciting development for the XC40 and for Volvo Cars in general.

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Review: Volvo XC60

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Review: Volvo XC60

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NTU and Volvo jointly to develop autonomous electric buses in Singapore; Volvo’s first autonomous public transportation application

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Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) and Volvo Buses will begin testing autonomous electric passenger buses in Singapore in 2019. For Volvo, this will be its first autonomous application in public transportation anywhere in the world. Volvo has already demonstrated its autonomous technology in mining, quarry and refuse collection operations. The 12-meter Volvo 7900 Electric bus is already in service around the world.

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Polestar to develop electrified performance brand for Volvo Cars

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Volvo Cars announced that Polestar, its performance car arm, is to become a new separately-branded electrified global high performance car company, marking the latest stage in Volvo’s ongoing transformation. In order to drive the development of the brand, Volvo Cars also announced that Thomas Ingenlath, Senior Vice President Design at Volvo, will assume the position of Chief Executive Officer at Polestar.

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Volvo Technology Award for wave piston design

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The Volvo Group’s new truck engines are more fuel efficient as a result of their new piston design which adds waves to the piston crown to improve the use of oxygen.

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Volvo Cars expanding connected services; refreshed Sensus interface in the new XC60

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Volvo Cars announced a range of updates to its global connected services program and its Sensus in-car user interface, starting with the new XC60 and the company’s existing and new 90 Series cars. —Björn Annwall, Senior Vice President Global Consumer Experience at Volvo Car Group.

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Volvo launches the world’s largest bus; 30m, 300 passengers

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Volvo launched the world’s largest bus chassis at the FetransRio exhibition in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Volvo is a leading supplier of buses for high passenger capacity transport systems, Bus Rapid Transit (BRT). At the FetransRio exhibition, Volvo also unveiled a new 22m articulated chassis, Super Artic 210. Volvo has delivered more than 4,000 buses to the BRT-systems of Curitiba, Bogotá, Guatemala City, Mexico City, Santiago de Chile and San Salvador.

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Volvo receives order for 25 electric buses from Trondheim, Norway

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Tide Buss has placed an order for 25 Volvo 7900 Electric buses for the city of Trondheim, Norway—the company’s largest order yet for its fully electric buses. The electric buses from Volvo will run on four routes in Trondheim, covering distances of between 12 and 15 km each, with operations due to start in August 2019. In 2010, public transportation administration company AtB in Trondheim was among the first in Europe to order hybrid buses from Volvo.

Volvo Buses has sold 3,000 electrified buses worldwide

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Volvo Buses has sold 3,000 hybrid, electric hybrid and electric buses to customers in 22 countries in Europe, South America, Asia and Australia. In 2016 alone, Volvo sold 533 electrified buses. Following the introduction of Volvo Buses’ first hybrid buses in 2010, sales have increased steadily at the same time as the product range has undergone continuous development and expansion. Electric hybrids: Volvo 7900 Electric Hybrid, Volvo Electric Hybrid Double Decker (B5LHC).

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Uber launches self-driving pilot in San Francisco with Volvo Cars

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Uber is expanding its self-driving pilot to San Francisco, California, using specially-converted self-driving Volvo XC90 premium SUVs. Volvo Cars and Uber are contributing a combined US$300 million to the project. Their experiences will be used to co-develop Volvo’s AD cars.

Volvo Trucks introducing OTA remote programming for trucks

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Volvo Trucks North America is expanding its connected vehicle services with new Remote Programming to increase truck uptime, reduce downtime costs, and improve vehicle efficiency, all through powertrain software and parameter updates. The service will be available in the third quarter of 2017 for all Volvo trucks equipped with engines meeting 2017 US greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions standards.

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First China-built Volvo S90 sedans arrive in Europe via rail link

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Volvo Cars has become the first automaker in the world to export China-made cars to Europe by train via China’s new “One Belt, One Road” trade initiative. The first S90 premium sedans, built at Volvo’s Daqing plant in China, will arrive at a distribution centre in Zeebrugge, Belgium this week.

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Volvo Trucks testing long-haul hybrid powertrain in Concept Truck

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With the Volvo Concept Truck, Volvo Trucks has developed its first hybrid vehicle designed for long-haul applications. Volvo Trucks estimates that in long haul operation, the hybrid powertrain will allow the combustion engine to be shut off for up to 30% of the driving time.

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Review: Volvo V90

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There is something warm about a Volvo. Volvo Reviews V90I had a V60 Cross Country for almost a year and while I never fell in love with the car, it grew on me in such.

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Volvo Trucks introduces new one-box aftertreatment system

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Volvo Trucks North America recently introduced a new one-box design for its Exhaust Aftertreatment System (EATS), resulting in increased flexibility, increased fuel capacity and a more aerodynamic vehicle. Customers choosing Volvo D16 power in the VNX model will still have a two-box EATS.

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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. Volvo says that the system is capable of cutting fuel consumption by 25% while offering 80 extra horsepower. Latest News Volvo

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Volvo Buses launches new version of 7900 Electric bus with more range, charging options

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Volvo Buses (not related to Volvo Cars) is launching a new version of its all-electric bus, the Volvo 7900 Electric. With significantly extended range and more charging options, the new Volvo 7900 Electric offers bus operators even greater flexibility. The new Volvo 7900 Electric is available with a choice of 150, 200 and 250 kWh battery packs. Volvo Buses has also expanded the range of options regarding the way the batteries are charged.

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Volvo enhances plug-in hybrid app

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Take for example Volvo On Call, which now features a new design and extra features: it allows users to connect to the Volvo V60 Plug-in Hybrid (pictured). Green Fuels Ltd Hybrid cars Latest news Volvo App green cars plug-in hybrid Volvo on Call Volvo V60 Plug-in Hybrid

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Volvo Cars, Geely investing US$756M to develop Polestar electrified vehicles; Polestar 1 performance PHEV revealed

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Volvo Cars and its owner, China-based Geely Holding, will jointly invest RMB 5 billion (US756 million) to support the initial phase of Polestar’s product, brand and industrial development. The Polestar 1 exemplifies the inherent synergies between the Volvo and Polestar brands.

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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. Available from May, manual version of the standard Volvo V40 [.]. Volvo CO2 emissions fuel economy Volvo V40

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Volvo Trucks introduces Volvo D13-LNG engine for North American Market

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Volvo Trucks showcased its prototype D13-LNG engine, its first integrated natural gas solution for the North American market, in a Volvo VNL daycab during the 2013 Mid-America Trucking Show. The Volvo 13-liter compression-ignition engine, utilizing a small amount of diesel fuel to ignite the LNG, delivers diesel-like durability and performance in terms of horsepower and torque. Customers will also be able to specify a Volvo I-Shift automated manual transmission.

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Volvo Cars to supply tens of thousands of autonomous-driving-compatible base vehicles to Uber

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Volvo Cars has signed a framework agreement with Uber to provide “tens of thousands” of autonomous-driving-compatible base vehicles between 2019 and 2021. The base vehicles are developed on Volvo Cars’ fully modular, in-house developed Scalable Product Architecture (SPA). SPA is currently used on Volvo Cars’ 90 series cars as well as on the new XC60 midsize SUV. —Håkan Samuelsson, Volvo Cars president and CEO.

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Volvo Buses unveiling Volvo 7900 Electric bus at Busworld in October

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When Volvo Buses participates in the Busworld exhibition in Kortrijk, Belgium in October, the company will unveil the Volvo 7900 Electric—Volvo’s first series-produced electric bus under its own brand. The Volvo 7900 is available in a 12 m design. The launch means Volvo Buses now boasts a comprehensive range of electrified buses. In total, Volvo has sold in excess of 2,200 electrified buses since the introduction of its hybrid models in 2010.

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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. By recognising this fundamental and rapid shift in individual mobility behaviour and responding to it, we ensure that Volvo will continue to be relevant in the eyes of the consumer.

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Volvo Trucks NA offers battery-powered parking cooler

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Volvo Trucks North America introduced a battery-powered parking cooler as a factory-installed option for its VNM 630, VNL 630, VNL 670, VNL 730 and VNL 780 sleeper models. As a factory-installed option, the Volvo battery-powered parking cooler is fully integrated with the sleeper duct work.

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Volvo D13 turbo compound engine delivers up to 6.5% improvement in fuel efficiency

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Volvo Trucks North America’s new VNL series delivers up to 7.5% improved fuel efficiency when spec’d with Volvo’s available D13 Turbo Compound engine (D13TC). —Göran Nyberg, president of Volvo Trucks North America. Volvo D13 With Turbo Compound.

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Volvo Buses receives order for 13 electric buses from Malmö; largest single order to date

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Bus operator Nobina has ordered 13 electric Volvo buses, which will operate in Malmö, Sweden from the end of next year. This is the biggest single order so far for the Volvo 7900 Electric and marks one of the biggest drives for all-electric bus traffic in Sweden. The Volvo 7900 Electric bus uses about 80% less energy than corresponding diesel buses and will be powered by green electricity to minimize environmental and climate impact.

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Volvo Cars reveals new XC60 premium SUV, led by PHEV model, at Geneva

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Volvo Cars revealed the much-anticipated new XC60 premium SUV at the Geneva Motor Show. The new car replaces Volvo’s highly-successful original XC60, which in the nine years since its launch became the bestselling premium mid-sized SUV in Europe with nearly a million units sold globally.

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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. The Swedish carmaker’s smartphone integration offer, which already includes Apple CarPlay, will now come with Android Auto functionality in Volvo’s large driver interface.

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Video review: Volvo XC90

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Powered by a 222bhp 2.0-litre turbocharged diesel engine, the Volvo XC90 is a luxury SUV that boasts an elegant exterior and plenty of equipment

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The Volvo Recharge

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This time, it's Volvo. Volvo Cars is introducing the Volvo ReCharge Concept , a plug-in hybrid with individual electric wheel motors and batteries that can be recharged via a regular electrical outlet for maximum environmental benefit.

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New Volvo XC60 in production in Torslanda, Sweden; PHEV model top of range

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Production of Volvo Cars’ new XC60 mid-size SUV ( earlier post ) has begun at the company’s Torslanda plant in Sweden. The XC60 today represents around 30% of Volvo’s total global sales. The new Volvo XC60 - T8 powertrain.

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New Euro6 trucks from Volvo running on LNG offer the same performance as diesel, but with 20-100% lower CO? emissions

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Volvo Trucks is now introducing Euro 6-compliant heavy duty trucks running on liquefied natural gas or biogas. The new trucks have the same performance, driveability and fuel consumption as Volvo’s diesel-powered models. This is the same as Volvo’s corresponding diesel engines.

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Volvo’s Polestar 1 PHEV makes European debut; pre-orders open 13 March

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Polestar, Volvo Cars’ new electric performance brand, introduced the Polestar 1 plug-in hybrid to the public for the first time at the Geneva Motor Show.

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Volvo Cars and Autoliv autonomous driving JV Zenuity starts operations

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Zenuity, the joint venture between Volvo Cars and Autoliv, Inc. At the same time Volvo Cars will contribute intellectual property, know-how and personnel into the joint venture. As previously announced, Volvo Cars and Autoliv own the joint venture 50/50. Headquartered in Gothenburg, Sweden and with additional operations in Munich, Germany, and Detroit, USA, the initial workforce of close to 300 people is from Volvo Cars and Autoliv as well as some new hires.

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Volvo turns up production of plug-in hybrid car

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It appears that demand for plug-in hybrid cars is slowly on the increase: especially if Volvo’s decision to ramp up production of its new V60 Plug-in Hybrid (pictured) is to be believed. Green cars Hybrid cars Latest news Volvo green cars plug-in hybrid Volvo V60 Volvo V60 Plug-in Hybrid

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Volvo to electrify all cars from 2019: 'end of internal-combustion engine alone'

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Volvo has announced a major leap forward in an effort to embrace an electrified portfolio of vehicles. To be clear, this is not the immediate end of the internal-combustion engine for Volvo: its electrified future.

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