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Volvo selling “fun” with new high performance XC60 and V60 PHEVs

Volvo, the Swedish automaker, is set to release new versions of its XC60 and V60 plug-in hybrids which will both be high performance models. The vehicles—the 2020 XC60 T8 Polestar Engineered and 2020 V6 T8 Polestar Engineered plug-in hybrids—will employ a front-wheel-drive system with 2L turbocharged and supercharged engines in combination with an electric motor. As Eric Evarts at Green…

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Volvo increasing plug-in production to meet high demand

Volvo’s CEO Hakan Samuelsson noted that he expects the company’s sales of plug-in hybrid vehicles to make up 20 to 25 percent of global Volvo sales by the end of 2019, according to a report by Car Buzz. This is a notable increase in sales percentage for the Swedish automaker, as plug-in hybrid sales make up about 10-15 percent of…

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Polestar 1 Plug-In Hybrid Coming in 2019

Volvo’s luxury brand Polestar will be releasing its first vehicle this year. The Polestar 1, as the vehicle is known, will employ a high-performance “twin-charged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine with a pair of electric motors,” according to Car Scoops who caught the vehicle cold weather testing recently. The vehicle will have an all-electric range of 93 miles. The plug-in will have…

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Volvo: all vehicles electrified starting in 2019

Volvo has announced it will electrify in part each of its new vehicles released from 2019 onward and has created a new marketing campaign to bring this message to the public. The Swedish automaker is centering its new marketing around the slogan, “and it shouldn’t take an act of Congress to make cars sustainable,” referencing its 1973 advertisement “it shouldn’t…

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Toyota, Volvo Parent discuss hybrid cooperation

Toyota, the Japanese automaker, confirmed last week that it is in talks to cooperate on hybrid technology with Geely, Volvo’s parent company. Through Volvo, Geely has expanded its hybrid offerings in recent years. Toyota, however, is a leader within the electrified industry, having brought the Prius and its progeny to market. An unnamed source hinted the cooperation would center on…

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Volvo’s Plug-In Hybrid Subscription Sells Out

Volvo continues its electrification push with a new subscription model for one of its vehicles. The S60 T8 Plug-In Hybrid went on sale on the Care by Volvo app and sold out in 39 minutes. The Swedish automaker offered twenty all-new S60 T8 PHEVs on its app, and customers claimed them via $500 credit card deposits. The 2019 S60 T8…

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Volvo speeds ahead on electrification

Volvo’s fast push to a fully electrified model line-up has continued apace, with the expected rollout of the 2019 S60 T8 next year continuing the automaker’s strategic development. The automaker has stated that all of its models will be available in an electrified form by 2019. In other words, for every standard ICE in its line-up, Volvo will offer an…

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Volvo to launch S60 next week in Charleston

Volvo has begun to unveil its new models stateside, with the 2019 S60 sedan expected to have its debut on June 20. The model, which is expected to have plug-in hybrid powertrain options in the future, is produced at the automaker’s new South Carolina facility in Charleston. According to Motor Authority, the new S60 will be a “scaled-down version of…

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Porsche to release two hybrid versions of its 911 car in 2019

Auto Express has confirmed that Porsche will release two hybrid versions of its 911 model in 2019. Both hybrid variants will be plug-ins, with the rumored battery expected to weigh-in at 550lbs. The more expensive hybrid variant will deliver 700hp generated by a twin-turbo version of Porsche’s traditional engine. The less expensive hybrid version will have a 0-60 time of…

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S60 to offer plug-in hybrid powertrain

Volvo is set to release its new S60 line with both powertrain options as plug-in hybrids. The lack of a diesel option is a marked departure for Volvo, but is on trend with Volvo’s stated goal of releasing only electrified models starting in 2019. According to Left Lane News, “the company remains committed to introduce mild hybrid versions starting next…

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