Volvo Self-Driving Cars in the Offing

December 4, 2013 / No Comments

Swedish auto giant Volvo will join the race to develop self driving cars very soon. Volvo said that as a part of the pilot project it is building 100 self driving cars. Volvo, which is currently owned by a Chinese company, said on Monday that it will test its autonomous cars for 30 miles on some roads of Goteborg, a city ...

Volvo to Launch Hybrid Supermini When it Gets a Suitable Partner

May 2, 2013 / No Comments

Volvo is ready to start on a supermini provided it can find a suitable partner who would be able to share a conducive platform that makes use of an electric or hybrid powertrain. The Swedish company is looking to deliver a better and affordable alternative that would fulfil the supermini segment. Lex Kerssemakers, Volvo’s head of product planning, said that they ...

Volvo C30 Ushers in Fast Charging Upgrade

April 26, 2013 / No Comments

Sprucing up electric vehicles is not a snappy process like that of gasoline vehicles.  Plugging EVs to an ordinary port could be a slow affair. Manufacturers have come up with fast charging stations, but the so called high power outlets are only a few in number and making it commercially viable would take time. In future, EVs might only need a ...

Volvo Rapid EV Charger Boasts Less Charging Time

November 9, 2012 / No Comments

One of the major drawbacks of powerful electric cars is its limited range and long recharging times.Volvo has been investigating this issue and has now come up with an advanced rapid charger. With this new charger, Volvo tries to cut that prolonged charging time to a slightly more reasonable 90 minutes. The company claims that their charging system is the world’s ...

Volvo Dismisses Talk of Electric C30 Cancellation

March 28, 2012 / No Comments

Volvo, as you already know, is known for the security and rigidity their cars provide. There has been news lately regarding the cancellation of Volvo’s production plans for the almost all-electric C30. But Volvo has released official statements regarding this saying that they have not yet cancelled any plan and that they are definitely going to produce electric C30 even ...

Volvo Readies C30 BEV for Road Trials, NAIAS

December 18, 2009 / No Comments

Volvo's electric vehicle, the C30 BEV is getting ready to take on the road. Volvo showed a drivable prototype of the vehicle at this year's Frankfurt Motor Show, and the automaker now intends to show another iteration at the North American International Auto Show at Detroit next year.

Volvo’s new plug-in hybrid by 2012

June 3, 2009 / No Comments

Automobile manufacturer Volvo is joining forces with Sweden-based Vattenfall, one of the world’s leading energy companies, to make a new plug-in hybrid diesel/electric vehicle. [caption id="attachment_5428" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="Volvo V70 Plug-in hybrid demonstration car"][/caption] Volvo says the new hybrid that will come out of the partnership is to hit the market in 2012.