Volvo to offer plug-in hybrid powertrains on all models

Volvo Cars has introduced a range of new electrified powertrain options, which it plans to make available across its entire model range.

The company has upgraded its existing T8 and T6 Twin Engine plug-in hybrid powertrains, and confirmed that plug-in options will now be available on every model it produces.

Volvo also plans to introduce a range of mild hybrids in the coming months, starting with diesel and gas versions of the XC90 and XC60 SUVs. These “B badged” powertrains will offer Volvo’s brake-by-wire energy recovery system, “which interacts with the energy recovery system and reduces fuel consumption and emissions by recovering kinetic energy under braking.” Volvo is touting fuel savings of up to 15 percent in real-world conditions.

Volvo will also introduce new and upgraded powertrains on its larger Scalable Product Architecture (SPA)-based models.

“Volvo Cars has upgraded its production capacity so that up to 25 per cent of total production can be Twin Engine plug-in hybrid cars,” says the automaker. “Also, it expects its new B badged powertrains to gradually become the new standard, moving it closer to its goal that by the middle of the next decade all of its cars will be electrified.”

 

Source: Volvo Cars