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Volvo keeps options open for battery, plans 3-cyl

Volvo's plug-in hybrid battery system In the first drive for the 2018 Volvo XC 60, I spoke with Olle Fast, Volvo's Project Leader for propulsion power systems, about Volvo's plug-in hybrid battery system and goals for the future. Volvo Drive-E T8 Twin Engine Lithium-ion battery - interior Fast also explained why Volvo is [...]

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Brands that know their customers at Geneva Motor Show

The 87th Geneva International Motor Show is in full swing. As is usual, Geneva brings out the beautiful supercars and the most lavish parties. Behind all the glitz and glamor are car companies with world premieres designed to intrigue and attract new customers for 2017. I asked Ian Beavis, Chief Strategy Officer for Foote, Cone, [...]

John Batchelor radio show, Volvo made in China, Sweden & US

Geely, a major Chinese automaker paid almost $2 billion for Volvo in 2010. The Volvo XC 90 was just awarded the Women's World Car of the Year (WWCOTY). The XC90 already offers semi-autonomous drive with Pilot Assist, another step towards Volvo’s Vision 2020, which states that no one should be killed or seriously [...]

WWCOTY awards Volvo XC 90 car of the Year

Mr. Håkan Samuelsson, President, and CEO of Volvo Car Group, was at an event in Gothenburg, Sweden to receive the prestigious Women's World Car of the Year award for the Volvo XC90. Seven of the twenty-two women jurors were in attendance, representing six of the seventeen countries that make up the Women's World [...]

A sneak peak into Volvo’s future cars from Sweden

Gothenburg, Sweden - Volvo’s new global small car range will include a pure battery electric vehicle with a 350km driving range as well as a 1.5 liter 3-cylinder Twin Engine plug-in hybrid powertrain variant with a 7-speed automatic transmission. Volvo will bring these powertrains out on a new platform called Compact Modular Architecture [...]

Questions about autonomous driving from drivers

Last week on the Washingtonpost.com car chat a chatter sent an intriguing comment, "A long time ago, I remember an old car ad series (Mercedes? BMW? Doesn't matter). The ad featured a picture of somebody posing proudly with their car, with the tagline, "Nobody poses for pictures with their toaster." (Or something like that.) As [...]

2016 North American Car and Truck of the Year finalist

2016 NACTOY The North American Car of the Year finalists for 2016 is the Chevrolet Malibu, Honda Civic, and Mazda MX-5 Miata. Finalists for the 2016 North American Truck/Utility of the Year are the Honda Pilot, Nissan Titan XD and the Volvo XC 90. The winners will be announced on January 11th at the North [...]

Volvo XC 90 Women’s World Car of the Year

Women's World Car of the Year (WWCOTY) Ace, How is it you have all these hot chicks coming into your workshop with their car, and I have a bunch of guys in my workshop telling me everything they know about cars? Because, Joe, you own a Mercedes workshop and I own a Volvo workshop. [...]

Volvo hires Google Head of Creative

From Google to Volvo Well, this should be interesting. Volvo just hired away from Google John Militello as Director, Marketing Innovation and Strategy for Volvo cars America, reporting to Bodil Eriksson, Executive Vice President, Volvo North America. Google and Apple are playing an increasingly more important role in automobiles and there have been software engineers [...]

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