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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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 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 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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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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Review: Volvo XC60

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Review: Volvo XC60

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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 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 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 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 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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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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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 confirms Polestar 2 electric "sedan"

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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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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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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.

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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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 develops self-parking technology

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As Volvo trials wireless charging, the carmaker is also making great progress on another innovative project; an autonomous parking solution. Volvo

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Volvo swaps V8 for T8 hybrid

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Volvo has revealed that when the new XC90 comes out later this year it will offer up to 400hp and CO2 emissions of just 60g/km through an innovative ‘twin engine’ plug-in hybrid drivetrain. Volvo Editor Pick

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Volvo targets hybrid cars for US market

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In an effort to expand its position in the US market, Volvo has announced that it will focus on a new downsized four-cylinder engine platform and hybrid cars. Speaking in an interview at the North American International Auto Show, John Maloney, the President of Volvo Cars US, highlighted the new Volvo XC60 Plug-in Hybrid Concept [.]. Green cars Hybrid cars Latest news Volvo volvo cars Volvo XC60 Volvo XC60 plug-in hybrid

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Volvo to bring new green car to Scotland

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Readers in Scotland should be eager to check out this year’s GreenFleet Scotland event in Edinburgh: with Volvo planning to bring its most environmentally friendly models to the event – including the all-new Volvo V40 (pictured). The Volvo V40 was unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show in March with UK deliveries beginning this month: and [.]. Green cars Latest news Volvo green cars GreenFleet Scotland UK Volvo S60 Volvo V40 Volvo V60

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Volvo improves CO2 emissions of automatic models

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But not if you buy a Volvo. Volvo CO2 emissions fuel economyBuying an automatic instead of a manual car often come at the expense of fuel economy and emissions. The Swedish carmaker has been hard at work reducing the emissions and improving the fuel economy of its models.

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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's electrification push expanding to every corner of the market

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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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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.

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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65' Volvo 544 Electric Car Conversion

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I have a 65' 544 Volvo that I've loved, painted, moved 3x's, and want to convert it to electric. It has a 4 cyn, duel SU carb, and has all the looks

Volvo Cars Tech Fund invests in electric car charging company FreeWire

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Volvo Cars has acquired a stake in mobile EV rapid charging company FreeWire Technologies ( earlier post ) via the Volvo Cars Tech Fund. While Volvo Cars’ electrification strategy does not envision direct ownership of charging or service stations, the investment in FreeWire reinforces its overall commitment to supporting a widespread transition to electric mobility together with other partners, the company said. —Zaki Fasihuddin, CEO of the Volvo Cars Tech Fund.

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Volvo flywheel proves fuel savings of 25%

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Volvo has completed testing on a new kinetic flywheel technology which the carmaker claims could save 25 per cent in fuel consumption. Volvo emissions fuel economy

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Volvo C30 Electric demos wireless charging

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Volvo has successfully demonstrated the working of a wireless charging for electric cars, as part of a project run in collaboration with Flanders’ Drive knowledge centre based in Flanders, Belgium. Volvo

Volvo goes off the grid, invests in mobile-charging experts Freewire

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Volvo Cars has announced an investment in Freewire Technologies, a company that emphasizes mobile charging solutions. Freewire earlier this year attracted a $5 million investment from the petro-giant BP, which will result in Freewire’s fast-charging systems being installed at some BP stations in the UK and Europe—effectively helping. charging Fast Charging

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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

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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 V60 Cross Country aims to make estates rugged again

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The rugged V60 Cross Country is the latest addition to Volvo’s line-up and hopes to further underpin the company's transformation in recent years

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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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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 engines get to the ART of fuel economy

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Innovative technology has become integral in the fight to lower fuel consumption and emissions: and now Volvo can add its own masterpiece to the collection. Green cars Latest news Volvo fuel economy green cars i-ART techology Volvo Engine Architecture

Volvo puts Ikea-like living room in self-driving concept car

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With its latest self-driving car concept, Volvo wants to take on the airline industry. Without a need for a steering wheel, Volvo opened up the interior of its 360c concept to accommodate a coffee table, a card table, a desk, and even a first-class airline-style bed. The company says the self-driving capability and Ikea-like interior furnishings. self-driving cars

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Volvo develops automated traffic jam driving system

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It might be a while before we see Volvo’s autonomous road trains in use publicly, but that isn’t stopping the carmaker taking steps towards self-driving vehicles. Volvo autonomous driving SATRE

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Charging cord for 2019 Volvo XC60 T8 plug-in hybrid may start fire, will be recalled

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A certain charging cord included in a small number of 2019 Volvo XC60 crossover SUVs may overheat and shock owners, or start a fire, the automaker said this month. Volvo announced a recall for 35 Volvo XC60 T8 crossover SUVs earlier this month to replace the charging cords. The small number of affected owners should have already received a. Plug-In Hybrids

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