In the quest for lighter and better batteries, companies are trying to think outside the box. But what about making the box itself into a battery? Volvo is developing a prototype material that can store and discharge electrical energy, and is also strong and lightweight enough to be used for car parts. The material can… Read more »
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Volvo’s Concept Coupé, which will debut at September’s Frankfurt Auto Show, is the first of a series of three concept cars that will use the company’s new Scalable Product Architecture (SPA). So far, Volvo’s announcements about the new concept have featured plenty of braggadocio… “Think about the powerful calmness of a lion. He doesn’t have… Read more »
This fall, Volvo will launch a new line of powertrains that are designed to reach new levels of fuel efficiency – and to be ready for the transition to electrification. The Drive-E range of powertrains consists of two four-cylinder engines, one common rail diesel and one direct-injected gas version. They replace eight engine architectures on… Read more »
Volvo’s V60 Plug-In Hybrid wagon is a runaway success. The first year’s batch of 1,000 cars sold out before any had a chance to reach showrooms, and Volvo announced in November that it would increase production to 4,000-6,000 units for model year 2014. That figure will now be raised to 10,000 units, according to Cars… Read more »
Volvo’s demo fleet of 100 C30 EVs, which is now being evaluated by European leasing customers, will be upgraded this summer with a new, more powerful motor from Siemens and a new on-board charger from BRUSA. The new Siemens motor has a peak power output of 89 kW (120 hp), torque of 250 Nm, and… Read more »
After the initial batch of 1,000 for model year 2013, production will increase to 4,000-6,000 units for model year 2014.
After the initial run of 1,000 cars for model year 2013, Volvo will increase production to 5,000 units for model year 2014.
As the Shanghai International Automotive City Group (SIAC) marked the first anniversary of its EV Campaign, Volvo delivered 15 C30 electric cars to the city for a test drive project called EV100 Days. Selected members of the public will drive the C30s for three months, as Volvo collects data about the new model’s performance on… Read more »
Volvo has released a triad of videos to tout the launch of the plug-in version of its V60 wagon.
The new concept car builds on technology developed for the V60 PHEV diesel wagon, which Volvo calls its “most technically advanced model ever.”