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BMW still leads U.S. plug-in sales percentages; X5 plug-in hybrid SUV helps

BMW still leads U.S. plug-in sales percentages; X5 plug-in hybrid SUV helps

Twenty months ago, in November 2014, the BMW i3 electric car had only been on sale in the U.S. for six months. But the numbers sold just in the first half-year had, surprisingly, catapulted BMW to the highest percentage of plug-in vehicles sold—2.3 percent—for any carmaker in the U.S... read more

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Volvo Concept Truck

Lighter Volvo aero truck concept is 30 percent more fuel-efficient

A lot of attention is paid to the fuel efficiency of passenger cars, but large commercial trucks need some improvements as well. Semi trucks cover significantly more mileage... read more June 9, 2016 by

Volvo 40.1 concept

Volvo CEO says hybrids will supplant diesels, even in Europe

Even though it has experienced some ripples of the Volkswagen emissions scandal, Europe remains a diesel stronghold. Diesels have been popular in Europe for decades because... read more June 5, 2016 by

Volvo 40.2 concept

Volvo will build compact electric car in 2019, along with larger model

Volvo recently previewed a pair of concept cars built on the platform that will support its first all-electric vehicle to go into production. Both "40 series" concepts use... read more May 23, 2016 by

Teaser for new concept thought to preview upcoming Volvo XC40

New Volvo concepts tease upcoming V40, XC40 compacts

Ahead of their formal unveiling possibly next week, Volvo has teased one of the show cars that is set to preview a far more high-tech range of compact models based on an... read more May 13, 2016 by

2016 Volvo XC60 T6 AWD Drive-E

2016 Volvo XC60 T6 AWD Drive-E: gas mileage review

Volvo is in the process of reinventing itself as a luxury brand with a practical focus, but such transitions don't happen overnight. While many reviewers and owners have... read more April 28, 2016 by

2017 Volvo S90

Volvo's ambitious sales plans: 1 million electric & plug-in hybrid cars by 2025

Right now, Volvo only sells two plug-in hybrid models—soon to be four—and no all-electric cars. But within a decade, it hopes to become one of the biggest sellers... read more April 22, 2016 by

2016 Volvo XC90 T8 plug-in hybrid  [photo: Gary Renick, Twin Cities region]

Volvo throws its weight behind CCS quick-charging standard for electric cars

Every electric car sold in the U.S. except Tesla uses the same 240-Volt charging socket for overnight or public charging that takes a few hours. But three different and... read more March 16, 2016 by

2016 Volvo XC90 T8 plug-in hybrid  [photo: Gary Renick, Twin Cities region]

2016 Volvo XC90 T8 Plug-In Hybrid: An Owner's First 21 Days

The 2016 Volvo XC90 T8 'Twin Engine' that went on sale last August was only the second plug-in hybrid SUV to be sold in the U.S., after the Porsche Cayenne S E-Hybrid. Since... read more February 25, 2016 by

2017 Volvo S90

2017 Volvo S90 Plug-In Hybrid Luxury Sedan To Join XC90 T8 'Twin Engine'

The recently-unveiled 2017 Volvo S90 luxury sedan will be the second model to get the carmaker's T8 "Twin Engine" plug-in hybrid powertrain. That powertrain debuted in this... read more December 16, 2015 by

Volvo commits to electric car development

Volvo To Sell Electric Car By 2019, More Plug-In Hybrids Before That

Volvo says it will put an all-electric car on sale by 2019. That goal is part of a larger strategy to grow the number of plug-in cars in its lineup over the next few years... read more October 15, 2015 by

2016 Volvo XC90, Catskill Mountains, NY, Aug 2015

2016 Volvo XC90: Gas Mileage Review Of Luxury Seven-Seat SUV

For green-car fans, the all-new Volvo XC90 seven-seat luxury crossover is most notable for its upcoming plug-in hybrid model. But that version will be just a small part of... read more September 11, 2015 by

2015 Volvo S60 and V60 Polestar

Volvo Leads Plug-In Hybrid Sales In Europe, Higher-Power Polestar Plug-Ins Coming

For quite some time, Volvo has relied on an aftermarket company called Polestar to coordinate racing efforts, sell performance parts, and build high-performance versions of... read more July 15, 2015 by

2016 Volvo XC90 T8 with AeroVironment TurboCord Level 2 charging cord

2016 Volvo XC90 T8: First Plug-In Hybrid With 240-Volt Charging Cord

The 2016 Volvo XC90 T8 "Twin Engine" is the world's first seven-seat plug-in hybrid SUV, and when it goes on sale this fall it will apparently claim another distinctive... read more May 21, 2015 by

2016 Volvo XC90 T8 'Twin Engine' plug-in hybrid, Spain, Feb 2015

2016 Volvo XC90 T8 Plug-In Hybrid Priced At $69,100; Sportier R-Design Is $71,000

We'd missed it until now, but pricing for the 2016 Volvo XC90 T8 'Twin Engine' plug-in hybrid SUV was released earlier this month. The base XC90 T8 Momentum trim level... read more April 24, 2015 by

2016 Volvo XC90 T8 'Twin Engine' plug-in hybrid, Spain, Feb 2015

2016 Volvo XC90 T8 Plug-In Hybrid 'Twin Engine': First Drive

By the end of this year, there will be several luxury SUV models offered in the U.S. with plug-in hybrid powertrains that let them run 12 to 20 miles on electricity alone... read more February 19, 2015 by


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