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It looks like 2021 could be a benchmark year for Volvo as it says it will join BMW in having self-driving cars on the road in five years. The Chinese-owned Swedish carmaker will begin testing vehicles with advanced self-driving features next year in Gothenburg, Sweden, London and China. Eventually, 100 test cars will be on […]

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Volvo is rolling out a more affordable version of its V60 diesel plug-in hybrid in the European market. The new version –  the V60 D5 Twin Engine – starts in the UK starts at £38,105 (about $51,000). That’s about 24 percent cheaper than the D6, which has been selling for £50,175 (or $67,250). It will […]

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Interest in Volvo’s XC90 plug-in hybrid has been strong enough to add PHEV options to two more Volvo models. About 20 percent of the buyers of its new XC90 are opting for the Twin Engine plug-in hybrid version of the sport-utility vehicle, more than double the company’s original expectations. It’s been a surprise hit for […]

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Volvo just offered a look at its new 40 series compact cars and SUVs, including a plug-in hybrid and an electric car. The Volvo 40 series should go on sale in the U.S. starting in 2018, according to IHS Automotive. These new models are the final major piece emanating from Chinese automaker Geely’s $11 billion […]

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Volvo’s self-driving cars are heading to the United Kingdom next year. The Swedish automaker has announced that it will launch the U.K.’s largest and most ambitious self-driving car trial yet in hopes of speeding up the introduction of a technology aimed to reduce car accidents while freeing up road congestion. Volvo is also working on […]

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A Volvo engineer who works on autonomous driving has called Tesla’s Autopilot autonomous driving aid a “wannabe.” Autopilot is a semi-autonomous system that lets the car take over for the driver – he or she can even release the steering wheel – at highway speeds. Tesla calls it a Level 2 system, meaning that it […]

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Volvo Cars has set an ambitious goal – selling one million “electrified cars” by 2025. That goal, says the automaker, will be carried out by launching at least two hybrid versions of every model, along with its first all-electric model in 2019. This is to add to a cumulative one-million total by 2025. In the […]

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Volvo is also planning a self-driving project for the U.S. Recently, the Swedish automaker announced its plans to launch China’s most advanced self-driving experiment that will put up to 100 autonomous vehicles to the test on public roads. Speaking at the National Automobile Dealers Association convention, Volvo North America CEO Lex Kerssemakers confirmed the automaker […]

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Volvo will be rolling out what it says is the largest project of its kind in China – 100 self-driving cars as part of its Drive Me experimental program. This test project follows the Swedish automaker’s plan of testing 100 self-driving cars in the streets of its hometown, Gothenburg. In China, the test project won’t […]

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The plug-in hybrid version of the Volvo XC90 is accounting for one-fifth of its global sales. Volvo put out a press release saying so, so that means depending on sales data, which isn’t always precise, the T8 Twin Engine version of the XC90 has accounted for as many as 10,000 units since the vehicle went […]

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