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Volvo and Samsung SDI partner on battery packs for electric trucks

Volvo and Samsung SDI have partnered to develop battery packs for Volvo’s electric trucks. Samsung SDI will provide battery cells and modules. In December, Volvo announced plans to demonstrate its VNR electric regional-haul truck in 2019. The company has eyed commercialization in 2020. Volvo President and CEO Martin Lundstedt said, “With electromobility, the increasing needs… Read more »

Volvo Penta showcases electric terminal tractor

Volvo Penta showcased an electric terminal tractor at a recent port and terminal technology trade show in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. The tractor was retrofitted with a Volvo Penta electric driveline, borrowing technologies from Volvo’s electric buses and trucks. Volvo Penta has been active in establishing its presence in the EV industry, aiming to offer electrified… Read more »

Volvo adds 415 hp PHEV versions of its XC60 SUV and V60 wagon to 2020 lineup

Volvo, which previously announced plans to offer electric powertrains across its entire model range, now says it will add PHEV variants of the XC60 SUV and new V60 wagon to its 2020 line-up. Both vehicles will be available in summer 2019 and will feature Volvo’s sporty Polestar Engineered trim. The vehicles’ powertrain software has been… Read more »

ABB and Volvo to deploy six electric buses at UK’s Birmingham Airport

ABB is partnering with Volvo Bus and Birmingham Airport in the UK to launch a passenger transport service in and around the airport beginning in November 2019. The service will include six Volvo 7900e electric single-deck buses. The buses will be in operation 24/7, and each will be recharged en route using ABB’s OppCharge, an… Read more »

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… Read more »

Volvo unveils fully electric Polestar 2

Polestar, Volvo’s electric performance sub-brand, has unveiled its first pure EV. The Polestar 2 is an “avant-garde 5-door fastback” that offers all-wheel drive, 300 kW of power, 660 Nm of torque, an estimated range of 275 miles, and a 0-100 km/h time of less than five seconds. It sports front and rear DC-AC inverters, a… Read more »

Volvo’s Polestar teases all-electric sedan, calls it a competitor for Tesla Model 3

Yeah, yeah – the media describes every new vehicle with an electric motor as a Tesla competitor, even if it’s a scooter or a bulldozer. However, not every automaker dares to call out Tesla by name, so let’s give Polestar points for audacity. Polestar, Volvo’s performance-cum-electric brand, has released an image of its upcoming all-electric… Read more »

Volvo to demonstrate electric regional-haul truck in 2019

Volvo Trucks plans to introduce an all-electric version of its Volvo VNR regional-haul vehicle in California next year. The VNR Electric truck will be based on the propulsion and energy-storage technology used in the Volvo FE Electric, which the company plans to sell in Europe in 2019. Volvo hopes to bring the VNR Electric to… Read more »

Volvo to use Ricardo for large-scale EV battery cell testing program

UK engineering icon Ricardo will assist Volvo Cars to develop a large-scale testing program to assess the life-cycle characteristics of new lithium-ion cells to determine their suitability for various future electrified vehicle applications. Ricardo noted that the work will build on the company’s extensive experience in all aspects of electrified vehicle powertrains. In terms of… Read more »