Volvo Archive

31 May 2014

Volvo Providing Hamburger Hochbahn With Electric Buses

If you happen to find yourself in Hamburg towards the end of the year, you may be lucky enough to see one of Volvo’s new electric buses, thanks to a new development partnership between the Swedish car
29 May 2014

Volvo Group Aiming To Test Electric Roads In 2015 In Gothenburg

The Volvo Group is currently in the process of putting together a study to test the potential of electric city roads — specifically with regard to buses that can be charged while in operation — according to
21 May 2014

Electric Motors & Diesel Engines — Future Of Polestar (Volvo Tuning Shop)

Originally published on Gas2. The future of performance isn’t big thirsty V8 engines, but electric motors and turbodiesel motors, at least according to Volvo tuning shop Polestar. Head of Polestar Hans Baath says that electric motors perfectly compliment
21 May 2014

Volvo to Study Potential for Building Electric Roads

In collaboration with the Swedish Transport Administration, the Volvo Group will study the potential for building electric roads, where city buses can be charged from electricity in the road at the same time as the bus is
15 May 2014

Fully Electric Version Of Volvo XC90 SUV In The Works

A fully electric version of Volvo’s soon-to-be-released SUV — the XC90 — is already in the works, according to recent reports. Volvo XC90 While the conventional version of the 2014 XC90 is still yet to make it
16 Mar 2014

Volvo: Autonomous Cars Are Better Off Using Magnets

Originally published on Gas 2. Self-driving cars are coming, and Volvo thinks the key to autonomous vehicles is the use of magnets, not video cameras or radar devices. It makes sense, but only if Volvo can get
30 Oct 2013

Volvo C30 Electric Can Recharge Wirelessly In 2.5 Hours

Originally published on Gas2. By Christopher DeMorro. Wireless inductive charging could turn one weakness of electric cars into an impressive strength, eliminating not just the need to go to the gas station, but to even plug-in. Volvo
4 Sep 2013

Volvo launches new plug-in hybrid Concept Coupé

Swedish car manufacturer Volvo has launched its new Volvo Concept Coupé, which is the first of a series of three plug-in hybrid concept cars created by its new Scalable Product Architecture. CTBR – News
6 Aug 2013

Volvo to launch solar charging station for V60 Plug-in Hybrid

Swedish car manufacturer Volvo has outlined plans to launch Pure-Tension Pavilion – a foldable solar charging station. CTBR – News
24 Jun 2013

Volvo Trucks Will Seek DME In Greener Pastures After All

Last week we noted that Volvo Trucks is betting on the fuel DME (dimethyl ether) as a super-clean alternative to diesel, and the company will soon launch a line of vehicles for the US market designed specifically