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

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 XC90's V-8--replaced, in the next-generation car, with a power unit Volvo calls 'Twin Engine'. Using an intriguing mix of... read more

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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

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

When the all-new 2015 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 


 
Volvo Concept Coupe, 2013 Frankfurt Auto Show

Volvo Concept Coupe Plug-In Hybrid: Classic P1800 Reimagined

"The new Volvo Concept Coupé reveals how we could shape our cars from now on. Free from the superficial surface excitement of other car brands, we add emotional value... read more August 29, 2013 by 


 
2014 Volvo V40 D2 diesel - UK first drive

Volvo V40 Diesel: Quick Drive Of Europe-Only Audi A3 TDI Rival

There's currently a significant gap in the Volvo range between the sporty C30 hatchback and sleek S60 sedan. That gap used to be filled by the S40 sedan. It's a car Volvo no... read more July 22, 2013 by  3


 
Fold-out solar pavilion for Volvo V60 Plug-In Hybrid (Image: Synthesis Design + Architecture)

Is This Volvo Solar Pavilion The Ultimate Electric Car Accessory?

Solar panels are great, but they can be a bit... well, bland sometimes. We can't argue with their benefits, but unless you've a keen eye for photography, they aren't really... read more July 16, 2013 by  6


 
Irv Gordon's 3-million mile 1966 Volvo P1800 coupe

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle Perfection? 1966 Volvo Nears 3 Million Miles

One of the more familiar perceptions of green vehicles is that the energy they require to build outweighs any benefits they may have in use. The reality couldn't be more... read more June 21, 2013 by  28


 
Volvo's 1983 LCP 2000 Concept Car

1983 Volvo Concept Car Previewed Today's Green Tech

Traditionally, concept cars are superficial beasts, showing off an automaker's latest style, eventually watered down and rationalized before they hits the road. More... read more June 3, 2013 by 


 
Volvo V60 Plug-In Hybrid

Volvo V60 Plug-In Hybrid Proves Popular: Production Doubles In Europe

There is, at the moment, only one production diesel plug-in hybrid car on sale, and it's currently only sold in Europe. That car is the Volvo V60 Plug-In Hybrid, combining... read more April 30, 2013 by  7


 
Volvo flywheel Kinetic Energy Recovery System (KERS)

Volvo Flywheel Hybrid System (aka KERS) Tests Completed Successfully

If you follow Formula One racing, you'll have heard of KERS, or Kinetic Energy Recovery System. There are several techologies being used, but among them is flywheel KERS... read more April 26, 2013 by  8


 
Volvo C30 Electric Arctic Test Drive

Volvo C30 Electric Test Fleet: Latest Update Adds Fast Charging

The Volvo C30 Electric car might not be on general sale to the public, but that doesn't mean the Swedish automaker isn't serious about its compact electric car. Its test... read more April 25, 2013 by  4


 
Volvo i-ART diesel injection technology

Volvo Adds New Diesel Tech, 8-Speed Auto To Improve Fuel Economy

Volvo doesn't sell any diesel vehicles in the U.S, but if and when it decides to change that it'll certainly have some of the more advanced units on sale. The company's new... read more April 9, 2013 by  2


 
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