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Volvo Buses grows its battery recycling program

Volvo Buses is amping up its green portfolio. It’s introducing a program to recycle its bus batteries by transforming them into a source of energy for a Gothenburg residential complex. The program, which began late last year in partnership with Stena Property and Stena Recycling, is similar to one the company is already running with… Read more »

Volvo unveils heavy-duty concept EVs for construction and regional transport

Volvo Trucks has developed electric concept trucks for construction operations and regional distribution to gauge commercial interest. The company plans to have select European customers pilot a small number of these concept vehicles, which it plans to commercialize in the future. Volvo points out that heavy-duty e-trucks can improve the work environment for drivers and… Read more »

Volvo receives Europe’s largest order for electric buses

Volvo has received what it says is the largest single order to date for electric buses in Europe. Starting in 2020, Volvo Buses will deliver 157 electric articulated buses to French public transit operator Transdev. The buses will operate on a number of routes in Gothenburg, Sweden. As they produce less noise and emissions than… Read more »

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 »