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Volvo Cars showed the “Pure Tension Pavilion” for the first time in the U.S. at Modernism Week in Palm Springs on Sunday, Feb. 16. The pavilion is a rapidly deployable portable free-standing tensioned membrane structure covered with small solar panels, making it a mobile charging station. The structure is designed to power up the Volvo […]

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Colorado-based Ascent Solar Technologies, Inc. is the provider of solar modules for the Volvo V60 plug-in hybrid dedicated charger study, the Volvo Pure Tension Pavilion project. The company explained its flexible and lightweight CIGS solar modules were selected for integration into the Pavilion’s tensioned mesh membrane structure. Ascent Solar Technologies, Inc. describes itself as a […]

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How about unfolding your EV charging station, just like you would with a tent? This is what Volvo has introduced with its “Pure Tension Pavilion” which aims to do just that: allow an EV owner to charge anywhere, on the spot. The pavilion – described by Volvo as a spectacular free-standing tensioned membrane structure – […]

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Volvo’s V60 Plug-in Hybrid, the world’s first diesel plug-in hybrid, is proving successful sales-wise. Volvo Car Group (Volvo) is now ramping up production by 90 percent. It is doing so earlier than anticipated to keep up with the demand. The increased demand, especially in Holland, Belgium and Italy, means that the Plug-in Hybrid production at […]

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Volvo reviews its full range of 60, 70 and 80 vehicles with design touch-ups and dynamic improvements. These changes will trickle down to the sole hybrid model of the brand, the V60 Plug-in Hybrid. “This is the most extensive development of existing models in our company’s history. Each of the enhancements is designed around our […]

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