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…

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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…

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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…

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