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Volvo Cars confirmed Tuesday it is working on a new lightweight three-cylinder gasoline engine. This new engine will be part of the company’s Drive E engine family. “We have come a long way in the last few years at Volvo. Investments from our parent company, Zhejiang Geely Holding Group, have enabled us to recapture our […]

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Volvo’s umbrella name for all of the company’s auto braking functions will be City Safety. This new naming nomenclature starts with the all-new Volvo XC90. The continuously enhanced collision-avoidance and mitigation technologies, which are standard in the XC90, include yet another Volvo world first: automatic braking if the driver turns in front of an oncoming […]

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Most major automotive suppliers met last week to focus on 48-volt systems during the 2nd International Conference on Advanced Automotive 48V Power Supply Systems. Leading automakers and tier 1 suppliers, discussed the need for an internationally agreed 48-volt electrical standard. A proper standard is needed by the global automotive industry to achieve the economies of […]

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Volvo has developed a Plug-in Hybrid, Twin Engine technology and it will be offered first in the upcoming redesigned XC90 SUV. Volvo Cars said its all-new XC90 all-wheel drive seven-seater will deliver 400 horsepower and 472 pound-feet of torque, but with carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions of around 60 g/kilometer (NEDC driving cycle). The Swedish company […]

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Technology allows one to follow what a car does, where it goes and how much fuel it uses. Volvo is integrating these telematics functions into its Volvo On Call program. The Swedish company said Volvo On Call now is standard in all Volvos sold in the U.S. and Canada. A company named WirelessCar is delivering […]

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Following its collaboration with Swedish football star Zlatan Ibrahimovi, Volvo Cars announced it is joining forces with another Swedish superstar: Robyn. The female music artist will star in the second chapter of Volvo Cars’ “Made by Sweden” campaign, driving a Volvo V60 powered by the company’s new Drive-E powertrains. Volvo Cars explained the new campaign […]

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Three years after the end of One Tonne Life, this project has inspired a growing number of people to choose products that help them lead a climate-smart lifestyle. One example of these active choices is the Jogensjö family, with dad Jon, mum Tina and son Nils, who are now enjoying a low-carbon lifestyle in the […]

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The Volvo V60 diesel-hybrid is now also available in Volvo Cars’ R-Design version. The Swedish company stated its Volvo V60 Plug-in Hybrid is one of the best-selling hybrid-electrified vehicles in Europe in 2013. “We sold almost 8,000 plug-in hybrids in 2013. Adding the R-Design dynamic attributes to the V60 Plug-in Hybrid – the world’s first […]

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F1’s KERS technology could soon be found under the hood or our every day vehicles, creating a different kind of hybrid. Volvo Car Group and engineering company Flybrid Automotive have been conducting tests of lightweight Flybrid flywheel KERS technology. The end goal is to boost performance while cutting fuel consumption and emissions. Both companies said […]

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Why not use cloud-based communications to have vehicles warn each other of impending dangers? We are not talking of smoke signals as our ancestors may have done, but using the virtual cloud to help vehicles communicate with each other; a Scandinavian study is looking into it with Volvo at the helm. Volvo Car Group (Volvo […]

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