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…

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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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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…

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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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