Volvo

Volvo first to offer PHEV option of every vehicle in lineup

With the release of its XC40 T5 Twin-Engine hybrid this month, Volvo became “the first in the world to offer a plug-in hybrid version of every vehicle in its lineup,” according to Motor Authority. The vehicle employs a 1.5L 3-cylinder ICE in combination with an electric motor and 7-speed twin-clutch automatic transmission. The powertrain has a total system output of…

Read More

Plug-in hybrid suggestions from Architectural Digest

Architectural Digest has delved into hybrid world with a new list of plug-in hybrid suggestions for its readers. AD has named the Volvo V60T8, Audi A8 e-tron, and Range Rover PHEV, to its list of the top luxury plug-ins. The high-end vehicles range in price from $67,300 for the Volvo to $163,250 for the Porsche Cayenne Turbo SE-Hybrid, the German…

Read More

Volvo’s Polestar launches new PHEV factory

Polestar, Volvo’s luxury electric performance brand, has announced its Chengdu production facility has begun producing the brand’s Polestar 1 vehicle, a plug-in hybrid. The facility itself is billed as “one of the most environmentally responsible car factories in China” and will seek LEED Gold status. According to Bengt Halvorsen at Green Car Reports, Polestar will deliver 200 Polestar 1 vehicles…

Read More

Volvo to release XC40 plug-in hybrid in early 2020

Volvo will debut a new plug-in hybrid version of its XC40 model in early 2020. The hybrid is based on the updated XC40, a mid-size SUV, that is launching this year in the UK. The non-hybrid XC40 carries a 2L four-cylinder T4 engine, with both front-wheel and all-wheel drive as options. The standard XC40 achieves 37.2mpg in the city and…

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More