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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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Volvo announces XC40 T5 Plug-in in Beijing

The Beijing Motor Show brought a number of announcements, including Volvo’s surprise reveal of the XC40 T5 PHEV. According to Auto Express UK, the model is “expected to share many of its internals with the Lynk & Co. 01 PHEV.” Over the last two years, Volvo has been a leader in electrification, with fifty percent of its new sales to…

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Volvo enters the luxury market with Polestar 1 launch

Volvo’s luxury brand has launched its first model, priced at $155,000. Polestar made the announcement of its Polestar 1 pricing at the Beijing Motor Show last week. Also on offer by Polestar, a subscription program for the Polestar 1. Much like subscription programs available for smart phones, the Polestar 1 subscription will offer insurance and maintenance costs, amongst other perks,…

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New three-cylinder engine designed for plug-in hybrid cars

Volvo is set to release a first for the company: a three-cylinder engine specifically for PHEVs. The new three-cylinder will debut in Volvo’s XC40 model, a compact SUV with sporty appeal. The powertrain will be released first as a manual transmission, with an automatic to follow the year after. According to the automaker, a “hybridized as well as a pure…

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Volvo introduces its PHEV Polestar 1

Volvo’s Polestar has unveiled its first plug-in hybrid at the Geneva Motor Show. The PHEV, known as the Polestar 1, has 93 miles of all-electric range which is one of the longest all electric ranges available. The Polestar 1 has dual electric motors in combination with a four-cylinder gasoline engine. Green Car Congress has an in-depth look at the Polestar’s…

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Volvo to introduce three-cylinder engine in XC40 plug-in hybrid

Volvo will debut a next generation three-cylinder engine in its XC40 models this year. The three-cylinder engine was designed specifically for integration in Volvo’s plug-in hybrids, with an XC40 plug-in model to be released in the near future. Volvo will also release a full electric version of the XC40. The new Volvo models have a broad array of features and…

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Review: 2018 Volvo XC60 T8 Plug-In Hybrid

After taking the 2018 Volvo XC60 T8 Plug-In Hybrid for a spin, The Car Connection had a mixed reaction about the vehicle. While the stylish crossover offers “a lot of power, a balanced chassis, grippy all-wheel drive, and nicely weighted steering controlled via a thick-rimmed, three-spoke wheel,” the review says there’s some “fine-tuning to be done” and notes that it “is hardly…

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Green Car Congress offers a primer on “electric” vs. “electrified”

When Volvo’s announced that it would electrify every vehicle in its lineup by 2019, many media misinterpreted the German automaker’s plans. John Voelcker, a senior editor at Green Car Congress, wants to set the record straight. Two days after the Volvo announcement, Coelcker wrote an aptly-titled column: Hey, media, get it straight: “electrified” is NOT “electric,” and the difference matters. He…

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