Volvo Polestar Lineup

Volvo XC90 Polestar PHEV Likely Coming Soon

Polestar, after being acquired by Volvo, will be offering improved plug-in hybrid models (along with improved ICE) and one of them will likely be the new XC90. The plug-in hybrid Volvo XC90 T8 Twin Engine is already the most powerful Volvo XC90 in the line up, so Polestar probably will…

1 week ago by Mark Kane 3

Volvo 7900 Electric Bus in street

Volvo 7900 Electric Joins 7900 Plug-In Hybrid Bus

Volvo unveiled last month at Busworld in Kortrijk, Belgium its new all-electric bus 7900 Electric. Unlike the earlier concept, this one is production-ready, and sales will begin next year. If you remember the 7900 Plug-In Hybrid Bus, this one is similar, just engineless. With range suited for routes 10-20 km…

3 weeks ago by Mark Kane 4

Real Time EV Sales Reporting and Historical Charts Can Be Found Here

October 2015 Plug-In Electric Vehicle Sales Report Card

Heading into October the anticipation was for the second generation 2016 Chevrolet Volt and new 107-mile option 2016 Nissan LEAF to push sales much higher than a year ago. For the most part, the Volt arrived in considerable numbers starting the 9th of the month (at least in relation to its first…

4 weeks ago by Jay Cole 48

Volvo Electric Concept Bus

Study: Cities Could Save Millions By Switching To Electric Buses

Analysis conducted by Volvo and advisory firm KPMG shows large savings from switching from diesel to electric buses. For example, a city with about half a million inhabitants could see savings reach SEK 100 million (nearly $12 million) annually. “The analysis has taken into consideration such factors as noise, travel time, emissions,…

1 month ago by Mark Kane 22

Volvo Cars' vision of an electric future

Volvo Unveils Global Electrification Strategy

It seems like having large corporate-wide plans for electric vehicle technology is the thing to do lately. Shortly thereafter Volkswagen stated its new direction to plug-ins, Volvo has just revealed a new global electrification strategy itself, which presupposes electrification across its entire range. As part of that strategy, there will…

2 months ago by Mark Kane 28

Real Time EV Sales Reporting and Historical Charts Can Be Found Here

September 2015 Plug-In Electric Vehicle Sales Report Card

While September of 2015 isn’t the month that will be showing the “big gains”, it certainly pointed eagerly to October’s anticipated surge.  As new plug-in offerings came to market just as a new month opened. Specifically, Tesla kicked off the Model X launch on September 29th, by handing over the keys…

2 months ago by Jay Cole 33

Real Time EV Sales Reporting and Historical Charts Can Be Found Here

August 2015 Plug-In Electric Vehicle Sales Report Card

If you have been a follower of plug-in vehicle sales in the United States this year, then you knew this month was coming – the bottom of the barrel as it were.   Compared to a year ago, August 2015 is EV sales-armageddon!  Put another way, with only the last inventory scraps of the first…

3 months ago by Jay Cole 45

Volvo V60- Charging At Supercharger?

Volvo V60 Plug-In Charging At Tesla Supercharger?

Though this Volvo V60 Plug-In Hybrid appears to be charging at a Tesla Supercharger, the fact of the matter is that the vehicle is not receiving any juice. In Europe, the Supercharger connector will physically fit into the Volvo’s outlet, but no current will flow for various reasons (pin incompatibility…

4 months ago by Eric Loveday 16