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

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 its cars. The partnership was apparently beneficial to Volvo, as it just announced that it will buy Polestar outright. In the... read more

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Tesla Store Los Angeles [photo: Misha Bruk / MBH Architects]

Tesla Sales Model Intrigues Volvo, Lexus, AutoNation--Though Dealers Must Remain, By Law

Electric-car maker Tesla Motors has shaken up the auto industry in many ways, and it continues to do so. Now, aspects of Tesla's online direct-sales model are starting to... read more January 23, 2015 by 


 
Volvo three-cylinder engine

Volvo 3-Cylinder Engine Echoes Ford, BMW, Daimler & Others With Threes

With its lineup of Drive-E four-cylinder engines, Volvo is becoming one of the biggest champions of engine downsizing. Now, the Swedish carmaker is taking that philosophy... read more December 12, 2014 by 


 
2016 Volvo XC90 T8 Twin Engine plug-in hybrid

2016 Volvo XC90 T8 Twin Engine Plug-In Hybrid: Now We Have Specs

We now have details on the 2016 Volvo XC90 T8 Twin Engine plug-in hybrid SUV, which uses turbocharging, supercharging, and an electric motor to boost efficiency. The "Twin... read more December 9, 2014 by 


 
Volvo Drive-E engine with electrically-driven turbocharger

Volvo's Triple-Turbo Four-Cylinder Engine: 450 HP From 2.0 Liters

As carmakers downsize internal-combustion engines, they have to balance increased efficiency with the performance that many buyers demand. Volvo is proving that there is... read more October 8, 2014 by 


 
2016 Volvo XC90

2016 Volvo XC90 Will Be Only Seven-Passenger Plug-In Hybrid

It is, as yet, not possible to buy a plug-in car with seating for seven passengers. That will all change when the 2016 Volvo XC90 hits the market, as the latest generation of... read more August 27, 2014 by 


 
Volvo Twin Engine technology

Volvo XC90 'Twin Engine' Tech: Plug-In Electric, Turbocharged AND Supercharged

Volvo's long-term powertrain strategy is all about four-cylinder engines. Gone are the firm's long-standing five-cylinder gasoline and diesel units, and gone is the old... read more July 8, 2014 by 


 
Volvo V60L PPHEV plug-in hybrid

Volvo Previews S60 Gasoline Plug-In Hybrid At Beijing Auto Show

Just over a year ago we got a chance to drive Volvo's V60 Plug-In Hybrid. It's a powerful, attractive and fuel-efficient vehicle--but the major talking point is its use of a... read more April 16, 2014 by 


 
Volvo S60 KERS Engineering Prototype

Volvo Still Testing Flywheel Energy Capture, Fuel Savings Of 25 Percent

When hybrid cars first appeared at the end of the 1990s they introduced a new concept to drivers: energy recovery under deceleration and braking. By recuperating a moving... read more March 26, 2014 by 


 
Volvo S60 Drive-e diesel driven

Volvo's Efficient 180-Horsepower Drive-E Diesels Driven

Volvo may be best known for its emphasis on safety, but the marque is keen to cultivate an image of efficiency, too. As such, the Swedish automaker has overhauled its engine... read more February 14, 2014 by 


 
2015 Volvo V60

2015 Volvo S60, XC60, New V60 Wagon: Fuel-Efficient Drive-E Engines

After several years of keeping quiet, Volvo is finally starting to roll out new and updated products--especially in its core mid-size segment. We've now driven three of them... read more February 13, 2014 by 


 
Volvo Concept XC Coupe live photos, 2014 Detroit Auto Show

2016 Volvo XC90 Plug-In Hybrid Could Arrive Summer 2015, Execs Say

When the all-new 2016 Volvo XC90 large crossover utility vehicle goes on sale in the spring of 2015, it will be followed by a gasoline plug-in hybrid version. And, according... read more January 30, 2014 by 


 
Volvo Concept XC Coupe, 2014 Detroit Auto Show

Volvo Concept XC Coupe To Make Detroit Debut

This year's Detroit Auto Show is a little light on truly green car content, so most attention will instead turn to downsized engines and vehicles offering subtle improvements... read more January 8, 2014 by 


 
Volvo tests inductive charging with C30 Electric

Volvo Completes Wireless Electric Car Charging Study; Research Continues

"Inductive charging has great potential" according to Volvo following its study into wireless charging of electric cars. The Swedish automaker conducted testing with... read more October 25, 2013 by 


 
Nano structured batteries and super capacitors integrated into carbon fiber panel

Volvo Develops Structural, Supercapacitor Nanobatteries For Future Electric Cars

Batteries in electric and hybrid cars--and this may not come as much of a surprise--are large, and they're heavy. Reducing the size and weight of these vital components is... read more October 17, 2013 by 


 
2015 Volvo V60

Before Plug-In Hybrids, Volvo Preps Efficient New Gas Engines

As German luxury brands have moved to smaller turbocharged engines with much-improved gas mileage, Volvo's entire U.S. lineup has remained powered by five- and six-cylinder... read more September 19, 2013 by 


 

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