Volvo 7900 Electric Hybrid Bus

Volvo Launches 7900 Electric Hybrid Bus

Volvo announced that at the upcoming International IAA Commercial Vehicles show in Frankfurt, Germany on September it will officially launch the 7900 Electric Hybrid bus (check hall 17, stand A05).  Early prototypes have been tested for some time now in Europe. This plug-in hybrid is able to drive for some 7 km…

2 weeks ago by Mark Kane 6

Volvo V60 D6 Plug-in Hybrid

Polestar Now Offers Volvo V60 PHEV Performance Upgrade

Polestar, the high performance tuning arm of Volvo, announced that the Volvo V60 D6 Plug-in Hybrid will be added to the Polestar Performance range. According to press release, with a power output of 298 hp and 670 Nm, this will be the strongest ever diesel model from Volvo.  Hans Bååth,…

1 month ago by Mark Kane 0

This Guy At LG Chem's South Korean Battery Facility Now Gets To Take The Weekends Off As Demand Moves Back To Michigan

LG Chem To Supply 200 Mile Battery In 2016; But To Whom?

Today, LG Chem announced that it is planning on delivering 200 mile batteries in 2016. Here is the fun part.  In making the statement, LG Chem’s CEO Cho Suk-jeh DID NOT specifically call out the automaker (s) who have contracted with the company for their 2nd generation battery product. As LG Chem already…

2 months ago by Jay Cole 86

Street Volvo C30 Volvo Polestar

Polestar To Electrify Future Volvo Vehicles

Polestar, the high performance tuning arm of Volvo, has made it known that it intends to electrify future Volvo models: “Future performance Volvos are set to feature electric rear axles and could even be diesel-powered, Polestar boss Hans Baath has revealed to Autocar.” Polestar makes some of the hottest daily…

3 months ago by Eric Loveday 1

Volvo Plug-In Hybrid Bus

Volvo To Test Electric Roads For Electric Buses

Volvo Group announced that next year it will take the next step in its development program of electrified buses. For approximately one year now in Gothenburg, Sweden, three Volvo Plug-In Hybrid Buses have been runing on 7-km long route taking charge for 6-8 minutes at the end of the line…

4 months ago by Mark Kane 3

Volvo Concept XC Reveal At 2014 NAIAS

Pure Electric Volvo XC90 SUV Coming Soon

The Tesla Model X is going to have  a fair amount of competition within a few year’s time. First up in terms of Model X competitors is the pure electric Audi SUV, which hasn’t been formally given a name (rumored to be the Q8) as of right now, but apparently…

5 months ago by Eric Loveday 36