In early April of this year Derek Crabb, Vice President Powertrain Engineering at Volvo Car Group said of V8 engines "We will create smaller, more intelligent engines with so much power that they w
At that time, power and performance were all that really mattered to auto buyers, but somehow the visionaries at Volvo foresaw the dawn of a new day in the distant future.
Volvo has decided to drop both four and six cylinder engines going forward and has embarked on a single engine platform called Volvo Engine Architecture (VEA) to meet the needs of all its vehicles.
Volvo has been testing a mechanical hybrid system it claims will reduce fuel consumption by up to 25% for a given performance point.
Volvo has upgraded the electric Volvo C30 with a more powerful drive train, and more powerful charging system.
This coming fall Volvo will launch its new VEA (Volvo Engine Architecture) family of engines.
The 2013 Volvo V60 Plug-in hybrid (PIH) electric vehicle is one of three remaining candidates for the “2013 World Green Car of the Year Award.” This award is presented at the New York Auto Show.
Not only that, but these models will read and display road signs in the instrument panel, theoretically even if an 18-wheeler blocks them from your view.
Volvo XC60 Plug-in Hybrid Concept. The Volvo XC60 Plug-in Hybrid Concept offers a smart choice between gasoline and/or electric power whenever the driver needs it.
"This is Polestar's interpretation of the Volvo S60," says Christian Dahl, founder and CEO of Polestar.
Consequently, the Swedish automaker is boosting production of the world’s first plug-in diesel hybrid (PDH) to somewhere between 4,000 and 6,000 units for 2014.