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 Trucks presents second electric truck model in three weeks: Volvo FE Electric

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Just three weeks after the unveiling of Volvo Trucks’ first all-electric truck, the Volvo FL Electric ( earlier post ), the company is expanding its product range with a second electric truck. power) with a Volvo 2-speed transmission. Volvo FE Electric drivetrain.

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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

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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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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Polestar software upgrade delivers more rear-wheel torque in all-wheel drive Volvos

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Volvo Cars has introduced a new Polestar-developed software upgrade that increases torque distribution to the rear wheels of Volvo cars equipped with all-wheel drive (AWD) for more dynamic driving. We are always fine-tuning the driving experience of Volvo cars and this upgrade makes the all-wheel drive both smoother and more dynamic. —Henrik Green, senior vice president of research and development at Volvo Cars.

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

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

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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 Trucks and FedEx successfully demonstrate truck platooning with CACC on N.C. 540 (Triangle Expressway)

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Volvo Trucks North America announced today the successful on-highway demonstration of its truck platooning technology. The “platoon” consisted of three trained, professional truck drivers in Volvo VNL tractors, each pulling double 28-foot trailers.

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Review: Volvo XC60

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Review: Volvo XC60

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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 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 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 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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Volvo Cars aims for 25% recycled plastics in every new car from 2025; XC60 T8 PHEV as example

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Volvo Cars announced its ambition that from 2025, at least 25% of the plastics used in every newly launched Volvo car will be made from recycled material. Used car seats from old Volvo cars were used to create the sound-absorbing material under the car hood.

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Volvo Car Mobility launches mobility brand M; market debut in 2019

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Volvo Car Mobility—a wholly-owned and stand-alone entity within Volvo Car Group that aspires to deliver a better alternative to car ownership for urban and metro consumers— launched M, a new brand that will expand the company’s global mobility operations by providing dependable, on-demand access to cars and services through an intuitive app. Volvo Cars is becoming more than just a car company. —Håkan Samuelsson, Volvo Cars president and chief executive.

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Volvo reveals new V60 wagon with two plug-in hybrid variants: 340 hp or 390 hp

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Volvo Cars revealed the new V60 five-door, mid-size premium wagon. The new V60 shares Volvo Cars’ Scalable Product Architecture (SPA) platform with the award-winning new XC60 and four top-of-the-line 90 Series cars.

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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 expects ½ of annual sales from BEVs by middle of next decade; ? autonomous; ½ subscription-based

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Volvo Cars said that by the middle of the next decade, it expects to generate half of all sales annually from fully electric cars; one third of all cars sold to be autonomous driving cars and half of all cars it offers to customers from its subscription service. This means that Volvo Cars is also changing rapidly. These initiatives will help transform Volvo from being purely a car company to being a direct consumer services provider.

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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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Volvo Cars to eliminate diesel engines from the new S60 sedan

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The new Volvo S60 sedan to be launched later this spring will be the first Volvo to be produced without a diesel engine option. All new Volvo models launched from 2019 will be available as either a mild gasoline hybrid, plug-in gasoline hybrid or battery electric vehicle. Volvo Cars was the first traditional car maker to commit to all-out electrification in July 2017. —Håkan Samuelsson, president and chief executive of Volvo Cars.

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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 Car Mobility launches mobility brand M; market debut in 2019

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Volvo Car Mobility—a wholly-owned and stand-alone entity within Volvo Car Group that aspires to deliver a better alternative to car ownership for urban and metro consumers— launched M, a new brand that will expand the company’s global mobility operations by providing dependable, on-demand access to cars and services through an intuitive app. Volvo Cars is becoming more than just a car company. —Håkan Samuelsson, Volvo Cars president and chief executive.

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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 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 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 Diesels In

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This time, it is Volvo. Volvo C30 plug-in hybrid concept AutoBlogGreen "German auto website, Autobild, is reporting that Volvo is working on a plug-in diesel-electric hybrid with a similar powertrain design to the Chevy Volt concept unveiled at the Detroit Motor Show in early January.

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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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Maxwell puts lifetime value of ultracap subsystem deal with Geely/Volvo at ~$100M

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Maxwell Technologies is putting the lifetime value of its recently announced deal to provide ultracapacitor-based subsystems to Zhejiang Geely Holding Group (Geely), the parent company of leading brands such as Volvo and Geely Auto ( earlier post ), at $100 million.

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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 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.

Car subscription services to take 1 of 5 sales by 2023, Volvo CEO says

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The 2019 Volvo XC40 not only represents the Swedish brand's first compact crossover to be sold in the U.S. During the XC40 launch, Volvo revealed it would introduce Care by Volvo, a subscription service giving access to the compact crossover. but its first shot at a new model for drivers to obtain cars: a subscription service. For a flat monthly. car buying Car Sharing Apps

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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's new Polestar electric-car brand to launch 600-hp model in 2019

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Polestar, formerly Volvo's in-house tuning division, was recently separated from the Swedish brand; Volvo plans to turn it into a standalone brand. Polestar announced plans to build electric and electrified performance cars in the near future, and the brand revealed its first attempt with what it calls the Polestar 1, which they unveiled Thursday. Plug-In Hybrids Performance plug-in cars Polestar

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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 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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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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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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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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