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    Official: First 1,000 Volvo V60 Plug-in Hybrids already sold out
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    Since at least May, the plan has been for Volvo to sell the V60 diesel plug-in hybrid before the calendar flips to show 2013. Today, the Swedish automaker announced that the first 1,000 units, all model year 2013 vehicles, have been purchased, and "the order books for next year's cars are already ...

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    Official: Volvo finishes SATRE project, says 'road train' works
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    Now what? Volvo, which has been testing variations of its road-train transportation concept with multiple cars and lead trucks since 2009, says the test has been "successfully finalised during 2012." The SARTRE (Safe Road Trains for the Environment) concept involves a lead truck piloted by a ...

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    Official: Still kicking, EnerDel gets second battery contract for Volvo C30 Electric
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    Volvo vehicles are known to be able to withstand major crashes. We'll see if the maker of batteries for the Swedish automaker's C30 Electric can do the same. EnerDel, whose parent Ener1 declared bankruptcy in January, won its second contract to make lithium-ion batteries for the electric ...

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    Official: Volvo C30 Electric wins "Green Car of the Year" in China as 100-day test drives start
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    It may be limited in number and expensive as all get out, but the Volvo C30 Electric does have some big fans. In fact, the all-electric (almost) vehicle was named the "Green Car of the Year" in China at the 4th China New Energy Mobility Summit. This week, Volvo delivered 15 of the C30 EVs to ...

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    Video: Volvo's 'Tech World' might be shape of things to come, but it's hard to tell
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    Reveal just enough to keep things interesting. That's what Volvo's trying to do by launching a website highlighting its efforts to improve its technology related to reducing greenhouse-gas emissions. Volvo is producing its "Tech World" website to highlight advancements such as deriving fuel ...

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    Official: Volvo's Sartre road train's autonomous cars go 50 mph over 120 miles in Spain
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    With each new phase of Volvo's Sartre road train project, we get another glimpse into how the fuel-saving technology is evolving. This time, Volvo has tested the technology on public roads in Spain, calling the event "highly successful." Volvo used three vehicles – a XC60, a V60 and a S60 ...

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    Official: Heico Sportiv debuts Volvo V40 mods with bio-diesel racer
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    The V40 is a vital product not only for Volvo itself, but also for the tuners that specialize in customizing the Swedish automobiles. See especially, Heico Sportiv. The German tuning firm hinted a few weeks ago at its impending line of accessories for the new sportwagon, and has now followed up ...

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    Report: Volvo will start V60 diesel plug-in hybrid deliveries in Europe by year-end
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    If you're European and have a cool $80,000 at your disposal, you probably don't have to worry fuel costs. Volvo would like to give you the option to care about them even less, though, just in case. Across the pond, the Swedish automaker plans to start deliveries of its V60 diesel plug-in hybrid ...

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    Video: Watch Volvo's hybrid semi-truck set a land speed record
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    Volvo is taking its Mean Green hybrid truck on U.S. tour for a few months. One of the stops between Toronto Tuck World and the Volvo Ocean Race in Miami was Wendover, UT, to attempt a couple of record-breaking speed runs. Mean Green uses a 16-cylinder engine that puts out 1,900-horsepower, tied ...

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    Official: Volvo cuts European fleetwide emissions by 13% over past two years
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    Volvo said it has cut its European fleetwide emissions from its gas- and diesel-powered vehicles by 13 percent during the past few years and is looking to reduce emissions even further starting next year. For the 2013 model year, the Swedish automaker will debut a five-cylinder 2.0-liter, ...

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    Official: Volvo CEO challenges EU, says it's "far too early" to dismiss fossil fuels
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    Volvo CEO Stefan Jacoby may be steering a company that is working on plug-in vehicles like the XDC60 plug-in hybrid and the C30 Electric, but he recently told an industry seminar in Brussels that an all-of-the-above approach is the right one. To wit, "It is far too early to dismiss the ...

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    Video: Volvo "unboxes" V60 diesel plug-in hybrid, then tears it down
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    Taking its cue from Internet consumption-centric "unboxing" and "teardown" videos, Volvo would like to introduce you to its new V60 plug-in hybrid. In two new videos, Volvo seems to think people want to see what it would be like if PHEVs came packaged like new iPads. First, we get to carefully ...

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    Official: Volvo shoots for 165 mile-per-hour hybrid-truck speed record
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    Sometimes, we don't ask why, we just appreciate. That's the attitude we're taking towards "Mean Green," the Volvo truck that the Swedish company is using to try and set the land-speed record for hybrid trucks. And while neither the words "hybrid" or "truck" conjure up images of blazing speed, ...

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    Despite rumors, Volvo not ceasing electric C30 production plans
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    Dutch website NU recently reported that Volvo expects low demand for its C30 Electric, and therefore it decided to stop building the mostly electric car (it has a small, ethanol-burning heater to keep passengers warm). The original source for this information was a story in the Belgian newspaper ...

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    Geneva: 2012 Volvo V40 takes aim at A3, 1 Series
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    With the S40 gone and the C30 on its way out the door, Volvo has a few holes in its line that Audi and BMW are happy to fill with the all-new A3 and 1 Series, respectively. Enter the V40, a five-door hatch that's one of the most attractive designs from Sweden since the Ikea Skürg. It's a ...

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    Official: Volvo developing ELVIIS EV charging system to ease payments from any outlet
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    Volvo is working with Ericsson and Gothenburg Energy on developing a system in which electric-vehicle drivers can control EV charging levels and make payments for electricity from inside of the car. The companies, who've named the project ELVIIS (Electric Vehicle Intelligent Infra Structure), ...

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    Volvo XC60 Plug In Hybrid shows where the company is headed
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    Volvo has made it a point to emphasize – surprise – the safety of its plug-in vehicles at recent auto shows. Today at the Detroit Auto Show, the Swedish automaker showed off the XC60 Plug-In Gasoline Hybrid Concept, a way to gauge American reaction to the idea of a plug-in CUV from ...

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    Detroit: Volvo releases details about Volvo XC60 Plug-in Hybrid Concept
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    Anyone in the U.S. who's been looking longingly at the Volvo's diesel-electric V60 plug-in hybrid – which is only scheduled to go on sale in Europe, starting sometime later this year – take hope: the Swedish automaker has taken the digital wraps off of the new XC60 Plug-in Hybrid ...

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    Official: Volvo introduces production V60 diesel plug-in hybrid
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    Volvo is laying claim to the first production diesel plug-in hybrid title with the company's new V60. The vehicle makes use of a five-cylinder 2.4-liter turbo diesel engine with 215 horsepower and 325 pound-feet of torque coupled to a six-speed automatic transmission as well as an electric motor ...

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    Volvo double-decker buses outperform competition in London
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    If you hop on the bus on busy 76 route in London anywhere between Waterloo Station and Tottenham, you're going to be using one of Volvo's hybrid double-decker buses. The 26 buses that Arriva operates along this route use a diesel-hybrid powertrain that, according to Edward Jobson, head of ...

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