First electric Volvo trucks delivered to customers

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Volvo Trucks delivered its first all-electric vehicles on 19 February: a refuse truck to waste and recycling company Renova, and a distribution truck to the logistics company DB Schenker and partner haulier TGM, operating in Sweden. —Roger Alm, President Volvo Trucks.

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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 Trucks to demonstrate Volvo VNR electric trucks in California in 2019; commercialize in NA in 2020

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Volvo Trucks will introduce all-electric Volvo VNR regional-haul demonstrators in California next year, operating in distribution, regional-haul and drayage operations. Sister company Volvo Buses has sold more than 4,000 electrified buses since 2010.

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Volvo reuses bus batteries for solar storage

Green Car Reports

Volvo, which builds trucks. As solar installations ramp up and electric vehicles have been on the market for a few years, automakers are starting to look for ways to get more life out of old electric-car batteries, repurposing them for stationary storage. And if you're going to use vehicle old batteries for storage, you might as well use big ones. battery pack Buses

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Volvo to boost plug-in hybrid production to 25 percent of fleet

Green Car Reports

While other automakers are moving away from plug-in hybrids to electric powertrains, Volvo is finding unexpected success with its lineup of plug-in hybrids. At a recent roundtable with journalists in Sweden, Volvo CEO Hakan Samuelsson said the company is disappointed that it underestimated demand for its plug-in hybrids. DON'T MISS: Volvo XC90.

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Volvo Cars and Volvo Trucks share live vehicle data to improve traffic safety

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Volvo Trucks is introducing a cloud-based service, Connected Safety, which allows Volvo trucks and Volvo cars to automatically alert each other to hazardous traffic situations. This is the first time Volvo Cars is sharing safety-related data with another company.

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Volvo models across Europe to warn each other of slippery roads and hazards

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Volvo Cars is making its industry-first connected safety technology available across Europe as another step in its ambitions to improve traffic safety. The technology allows Volvo cars to communicate with each other and alert drivers of nearby slippery road conditions and hazards via a cloud based network. Hazard Light Alert and Slippery Road Alert were first introduced in 2016 on Volvo’s 90 Series cars in Sweden and Norway.

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Volvo PHEV in 2012

Plugs and Cars

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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Volkswagen buys wireless car service from Volvo

Green Car Reports

In automotive electronics news that doesn't come from this week's CES, Volkswagen announced late last month that it is buying wireless automotive technology from Volvo. The technology is expected to enable VW's upcoming We car sharing program as well as to allow drivers to control some vehicle functions remotely, which could impact things such as

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Video review: Volvo XC40

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If there’s a company that’s found its mojo, it’s Volvo

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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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Volvo Cars and NVIDIA to develop AI-capable core computer for next-generation Volvo cars; looking toward autonomy

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Volvo Cars and NVIDIA are partnering on the development of a highly advanced, AI-capable core computer for the next generation of Volvo cars. The core computer is based on NVIDIA’s DRIVE AGX Xavier technology and will allow Volvo Cars to implement an advanced computing platform for its new cars on the forthcoming Scalable Product Architecture 2 (SPA 2) vehicle platform. The agreement will deepen the existing collaboration and partnership between Volvo Cars and NVIDIA.

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Volvo Buses in project researching use of second-life electric bus batteries to store solar energy

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Volvo Buses is participating in a research project in which used electric bus batteries are used as solar energy storage units. Here at Volvo we are examining various possibilities for the reuse of bus batteries for energy storage, and Viva is one such example.

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Volvo Group collaborates with California stakeholders to showcase potential of connected vehicle technologies with a Volvo VNL

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In a coordinated effort to accommodate the ever-increasing demand for the transportation of goods while also reducing its impact on society, Volvo Group collaborated closely with several key California stakeholders to demonstrate Eco-Drive technology as part of its involvement in the Zero Emission Drayage Truck Demonstration Project.

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Volvo batteries, California superhighways, more efficient motors: Today's Car News

Green Car Reports

Volvo is pulling depleted batteries out of electric buses to use as energy storage for solar in a large apartment complex in Sweden. Could high-speed rail be replaced with high-speed highways? Argonne National Lab has developed a smaller, lighter, more efficient electric motor. All this and more on Green Car Reports. As California's high-speed. Batteries Today in Car News

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Volvo Buses and Singapore University NTU demo world’s first full size autonomous electric bus

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Volvo Buses and Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore have demonstrated the world’s first 12-meter autonomous electric bus. The Volvo bus will soon begin trials on the NTU campus. This is Volvo’s first autonomous fully electric bus in public transportation.

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Volvo Trucks presents Vera autonomous electric vehicle for future transport solutions

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Volvo Trucks unveiled Vera : an autonomous, electric vehicle that can operate with significantly less exhaust emissions and low noise levels. The driveline and battery pack are of the same type that are used in Volvo Trucks’ electric trucks. —Claes Nilsson, President Volvo Trucks.

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Future Model 3 rival: Volvo Polestar 2 electric performance car teased

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Volvo’s Polestar sub-brand has released a teaser picture and revealed a little more about its first electric car, to be called the Polestar 2. The Polestar 2, which will be the first fully electric vehicle from the entire Volvo Car Group, will. And the fledgling tech-performance brand doesn’t miss a beat in mentioning the Tesla Model 3. Polestar Polestar 2

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Volvo Cars launches new S60 sports sedan; first Volvo car made in US; two PHEV models coming

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Volvo Cars revealed the new S60 mid-size premium sports sedan at the company’s new—and first—US manufacturing plant in Charleston, South Carolina. The new S60 is the first Volvo car made in the US. Volvo’s proven T5 and T6 gasoline engines will be available at launch.

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2020 Volvo XC60 T8, 2020 V60 T8 plug-in hybrids get Polestar Engineered performance

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That's the approach Volvo is taking with its new 2020 XC60 T8 Polestar Engineered plug-in hybrid, and the latest addition to its plug-in hybrid and Polestar Engineered fleet, the 2020 V60 T8 Polestar Engineered. Lots of EV drivers know electric cars are fun to drive; why shouldn't plug-in hybrids be too?

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Volvo taking on Tesla with Chinese-built Polestar 2 electric car: details and photos

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Ahead of the Geneva auto show, Volvo’s Polestar electrified performance-car brand has revealed its first all-electric model and first volume-production model, the Polestar 2. The Polestar could prove to be the strongest alternative yet to the Tesla Model 3, with pricing, range, performance, and even the way that you buy it all comparable to. Geneva Motor Show Polestar Polestar 2

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Volvo confirms Polestar 2 electric "sedan"

Green Car Reports

A Volvo executive has revealed a few details of the Polestar 2, an electric sedan that will follow next year's Polestar 1 performance coupe. The Polestar 2 will be a sedan and is expected to debut sometime in 2019, according to an interview that British publication Autocar conducted with Polestar COO Jonathan Goodman last week in at the Goodwood

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Heliox to fast charge Volvo electric buses in Luxembourg

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Sales-Lentz, one of the public transport operators in Luxembourg, has ordered three Heliox Fast Charge Systems with OppCharge open interface to provide fast charging services for its four Volvo 7900 electric buses.

Volvo Trucks to begin selling all-electric trucks in North America in 2020

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As part of an innovative partnership between the Volvo Group, California’s South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD), and industry leaders in transportation and electrical charging infrastructure ( earlier post ), Volvo Trucks will introduce all-electric truck demonstrators in California next year, and commercialize them in North America in 2020. million to SCAQMD for the Volvo LIGHTS (Low Impact Green Heavy Transport Solutions) project.

Review: Volvo XC60

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Review: Volvo XC60

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Volvo V40 boosts economy to 88mpg

Green Cars News

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's electrification push expanding to every corner of the market

Green Car Reports

When it launches its 2019 Volvo S60 T8 Polestar Engineered next year, the Swedish automaker will nearly complete a startling turn toward electrification in less than a decade that began with a small-volume wagon in 2011 and will soon incorporate a full battery electric vehicle and every model in showrooms.

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Volkswagen acquiring 75.1% majority stake in WirelessCar from Volvo Information Technology AB

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majority stake in the Swedish telematics specialist WirelessCar from Volvo with a view to making further advances in fleet connectivity. WirelessCar registered in Gothenburg was founded in 1999 and has been a wholly-owned subsidiary by Volvo since 2007.

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Volvo Trucks introduces Volvo Active Driver Assist; combining radar and camera for emergency braking

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Volvo Trucks North America introduced Volvo Active Driver Assist (VADA), a comprehensive collision mitigation system that combines both radar and camera capabilities to provide emergency braking and help drivers maintain a safe following distance through alerts and interventions.

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Volvo enhances plug-in hybrid app

Green Cars News

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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BMW, Volvo invest in Z?m; ride-sharing for children

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BMW i Ventures and Volvo Cars Tech Fund each have invested in Z?m m , a fast-growing on-demand ride sharing service for student transportation for school districts and working families. The company, which celebrates its fourth birthday this month, aims to become the world’s safest and largest child transportation provider. The new funding will be used to expand Z?m’s

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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 XC90, XC60 T8 plug-in hybrids add electric miles for 2020

Green Car Reports

Volvo announced on Friday that it is updating its lineup with two new "mild-hybrids" and more electric range for its existing T8 plug-in hybrid models. The XC60 and XC90 T8 plug-in hybrids will get up to 15 percent more range, according to Volvo's European announcement, which could boost their range estimates from 17 miles to about 20 miles.

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Volvo CE to launch electric compact wheel loaders and excavators in 2020; stopping new diesel development on those models

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In an industry-first move, Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) has announced that in 2020 it will start the launch of an electric range of Volvo-branded compact wheel loaders and compact excavators. By mid-2020, Volvo CE will begin to launch a range of electric compact excavators (EC15 to EC27) and wheel loaders (L20 to L28), stopping new diesel engine-based development of these models.

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Electric trucks coming from Daimler, Freightliner, Volvo, and others

Green Car Reports

Last month, Swedish truckmaker Volvo also introduced an electric It's not even on the road yet and the Tesla Semi is getting some new competition. German Automaker Daimler, which owns Freightliner, Fuso, and other truck brands, announced that it would deliver its first 30 electric trucks to customers in North America for testing later this year.

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Volvo Cars introducing range of new electrified powertrains; plug-in options for every model; mild-hybrid rollout

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Volvo Cars is releasing upgraded and newly-developed electrified powertrain options to be made available across its entire model range going forward. Refreshed Volvo XC90 Inscription T8 Twin Engine.

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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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Volvo Cars aiming for 50% of sales to be fully electric by 2025

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Volvo Cars aims for fully electric cars to make up 50% of its sales by 2025, the company announced in Beijing. The announcement builds on Volvo Cars’ 2017 announcement that all new models released from 2019 will be available as either a mild-hybrid, plug-in hybrid or battery-electric vehicle.

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Volvo Cars and Baidu jointly to develop and manufacture electric autonomous cars for China

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Volvo Cars has reached an agreement with Baidu, the leading Chinese internet search provider, jointly to develop electric and fully autonomous drive-compatible cars with the aim of mass producing them for China, the largest car market in the world. Volvo Cars and Baidu will pool resources to take the next step and prepare for mass manufacturing of fully electric and autonomous cars, according to the agreement. The collaboration with Baidu is Volvo Cars’ first of its kind in China.

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Volvo XC40 crossover SUV to be company's first all-electric car

Green Car Reports

The Volvo XC40 is the automaker's first all-electric car hiding in plain sight, according to the automaker. Volvo's chief designer and Polestar head, Thomas Ingenlath, confirmed to British magazine AutoCar last week that the new XC40 will be the first Volvo available with an all-electric powertrain.

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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 XC90 gets a reboot for 2019

Green Cars News

The Volvo XC90 has had a refresh, with the 2019 model ushering in styling tweaks, additional safety systems and mild-hybrid drivetrains

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Volvo Polestar 2, Tesla Model 3 range, self-driving Lexus: Today's Car News

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Volvo teases a look at its first electric model, the Polestar 2. Tesla bumps up the range of its Mid Range Model 3, slightly and announces it will start delivering Model 3s to China in March. Faraday Future flutters its eyes open, looking for its future, as it agrees to a mutual cease-fire agreement with its main investor. Toyota reveals its first. self-driving cars Faraday Future

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