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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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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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Volvo: All of our vehicles will soon have an electrified powertrain

Volvo made waves across the automotive industry when it announced that every new vehicle it brings to market, beginning in 2019, will be electrified. The company says it marks the end of an era for cars that only have an internal combustion engine. Green Car Congress reports that Volvo will introduce a portfolio of electrified cars across its model range, embracing fully…

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Popularity of XC90 Spurs Volvo to Develop More Plug-in Hybrids

The strong interest in Volvo’s XC90 plug-in hybrid has been strong enough to add plug-in hybrid options to two more Volvo models, according to HybridCars.com. Sales of the XC90 Twin Engine plug-in hybrid sport-utility vehicle are more than double the company’s original expectations, spurring Volvo to announce it will add the plug-in powertrain to the S90 sedan and V90 wagons that share platforms…

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Volvo unveils small car concepts, including plug-in and battery electric versions

Volvo officially launched its global small car strategy with the unveiling of two new 40 series concept cars that are expected to go into production in 2017, according to GreenCarCongress.com. The new concept cars are built around a new architecture specially created for smaller cars. The cars will include a pure battery electric vehicle as well as Twin Engine plug-in hybrid powertrain…

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Buyers drawn to Volvo XC90 plug-in hybrid

Volvo reports that the plug-in hybrid version of its XC90 accounts for 20% of its global sales. HybridCars.com says that puts Volvo on pace to sell  roughly 1,000 units a month. Volvo sold 402 XC 90 plug-in hybrids in February. Hybrid Cars.com says, “What’s notable here is that the XC90 is a plug-in hybrid crossover SUV – and that many of Volvo’s competitors…

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Volvo Is Adding Plug-In Hybrids To Every Model, Planning Electric Car

Volvo is adding plug-in hybrids to every model it builds and is planning to add a fully electric car to its lineup by 2019. Volvo says it expects electrified vehicles to account for up to 10% of its total car sales soon. The company already has a plug-in hybrid version of its popular XC90 SUV and will add plug-in hybrid versions to…

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Review: 2015 Volvo XC90 Plug-In Hybrid vs. 6 Hybrid SUV Rivals

Wall Street Cheat Sheet recently compared the 2015 Volvo XC90 Plug-In Hybrid vs. other hybrid SUVs. The Volvo XC90 is the only seven-seater SUV to boast such a plug-in hybrid powertrain. It will compete against other hybrid SUVs such as the Audi Q5 Hybrid, the Lexus RX 450h, the Nissan Pathfinder Hybrid, the Porsche Cayenne Hybrid, the Toyota Highlander Hybrid, and the Volkswagen Touareg…

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