Volvo Electric Bus

Volvo Electric Bus Route 55 Launched in Gothenburg (w/video)

On June 15, Gothenburg, Sweden launched its first route for electric buses (three pure electric and seven plug-in hybrids from Volvo). Plug-in hybrids already were present for some time, but all-electric buses were introduced by Volvo for the very first time. Interesting is that one of the fast charging stops…

7 days ago by Mark Kane 2

Volvo Electric Concept Bus

Volvo Shows Electric Bus At UITP in Milan

Volvo presented its very first all-electric concept bus at UITP in Milan. The Swedish company released new animation, which shocks us by how small the electric motor is compared to the size of the vehicle. Batteries are installed on the roof – not many of them, as the duty for…

2 weeks ago by Mark Kane 5

Volvo Electric Concept Bus

Volvo’s Electric Bus Love Story – Video

Volvo encountered one more advantage of electric vehicles over coventional vehicles. It’s love! After “Ford Tried To Kill Sex,” now it turns out that diesel buses are killing love. They are just too loud. Here is proof: “To demonstrate the advantages of silent, electric buses, Volvo will today be presenting a…

3 weeks ago by Mark Kane 10

Volvo XC90 T8 Twin Engine

Volvo XC90 T8 PHEV First Drive Recap

Volvo Cars already began in its Torslanda plant in Gothenburg, Sweden production of the new XC90 (on three-shifts), which attracted nearly 30,000 pre-orders. Some 20% of them (probably around 6,000) are for the plug-in hybrid version T8 Twin Engine, although the company wasn’t really ready for so many PHEVs. First…

1 month ago by Mark Kane 11

Volvo Electric Concept Bus

Volvo Introduces Electric Concept Bus in Sweden

Volvo launched its first all-electric bus, which now can be spotted in Gothenburg, Sweden. Awaiting its official premier in mid-June, we don’t as of yet know any details on the powetrain or battery technology. Three such 10.7 meter long vehicles will operate on route 55 between Lindholmen and Chalmers/Johanneberg, altogether…

1 month ago by Mark Kane 1

All-new Volvo XC90 T8 Twin Engine

Volvo Releases First XC90 PHEV Commercial

The Volvo XC90 T8 Twin Engine isn’t available yet.  According to some sources, it’ll arrive in early 2016.  Regardless of how far away its arrival is, the first commercial was already released by Volvo. In the first spot Volvo highlights the luxurious character and the all-electric mode capability. “Hybrid technology…

4 months ago by Mark Kane 5