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Volvo to adopt 48-volt mild hybrid powertrain for select 2022 models

Volvo will be bringing its 48-volt mild-hybrid powertrains, the B5 and B6, to the U.S. 2022 S60, S90, XC60, and V90. The hybrid powertrain will result in increased fuel efficiency but decreased horsepower. The B5 powertrain features a turbocharged 4L inline-4 engine, and the B6 features a turbocharged and supercharged 4L inline-4 engine.Read more

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PHEVs account for 20% of Volvo’s monthly sales

This past May, plug-in hybrids accounted for 20% of Volvo’s monthly U.S. sales. And in California, that figure was higher at 47.7%. Since Volvo “reduced its prices, redesigned its tailpipes to hide them, and introduced a plug-in get-paid program,” (Green Car Reports) the sales of its plug-in hybrids have continued to rise. Read more

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Baltimore-based tech firm and Abell Foundation file lawsuit against Volvo over hybrid engine technology

The Baltimore Sun reported that Paice and the Abell Foundation have filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Volvo in federal court over its use of hybrid engine technology. The story notes that “Paice, a pioneer in hybrid engine systems that grew out of a University of Maryland incubator, licenses technology used in most gasoline-electric hybrid vehicles on U.S. roads, including the…

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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 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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