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Volvo is beefing up its green car offerings by rolling out a three-cylinder engine plug-in hybrid, its first production battery electric vehicle, and a new 48-volt micro hybrid in 2019. Mats Anderson, senior director of electric propulsion systems, outlined the product plan as a speaker during the SAE 2017 Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Technologies Symposium […]

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Volvo Cars announced it will introduce Microsoft’s Skype for Business smartphone app to its new 2017 90 Series vehicles. Accessible through a large center touchscreen, drivers of the XC90, S90, or V90 can view a list of scheduled meetings, their contact lists and with a simple tap, “Join Meeting” can connect to conference calls without […]

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A test drive of a Volvo with the Drive-E powertrain up in the Rocky Mountains impressed an auto analyst for its powerful performance. A Kelley Blue Book analyst has written about driving up in Vail, Colo., where he found that even with the 8,000 foot elevation and grade climbing, the Volvo car’s supercharged and turbocharged […]

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Volvo Trucks North America introduced a comprehensive collision avoidance system at this week’s American Trucking Associations (ATA) Management Conference and Exhibition in Las Vegas, NV. Called Active Driver Assist (ADA), it offers long haul truckers safety features that have been available on passenger vehicles for some time, such as automatic braking, lane departure warning along […]

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Buyers interested in a luxury self-driving car will be willing to pay a $10,000 premium, according to Volvo’s chief. Speaking Thursday at the World Mobility Leadership Forum in Romulus, Mich., Volvo CEO Håkan Samuelsson said that the automaker expects to have both fully automated and semi-autonomous vehicles available within five years. “Autonomous technology will make […]

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Volvo Car Group has teamed up with Autoliv Inc. to develop autonomous driving software and compete in the new and emerging automotive market. The joint venture, which will be headquartered in Gothenburg, Sweden, will develop advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and autonomous drive (AD) systems for use in Volvo Cars, according to announcements by both […]

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Volvo has announced a new partnership with Uber that will see the ride sharing service put a fleet of 100 self-driving XC90 SUVs on U.S. roads in the next four months. Volvo will produce a new “base” vehicle for Uber that will be able to use the latest in autonomous driving technology, up to and […]

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Rolling out its Compact Modular Architecture in the new T5 Twin Engine plug-in hybrid powertrain will be a clean alternative to diesel vehicles, Volvo says. The T5 Twin Engine will be used for the first time in the new plug-in hybrid XC40 compact SUV set for a 2017 launch. It will offer better emission results […]

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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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