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    Report: Volvo doubling V60 diesel PHEV production to 10,000 to meet demand
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    Turns out, people want a highly efficient Volvo. The Swedish automaker originally was going to offer only 1,000 of its first production diesel plug-in hybrid (PHEV), the V60 PHEV, but now it is apparently having trouble keeping up with demand. Last September, Volvo said it had sold out of its ...

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    Official: Tesla Model S wins 2013 World Green Car of the Year
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    The automotive journalist judges behind the World Green Car of the Year apparently with the overwhelming majority of AutoblogGreen readers, as they've just named the Tesla Model S their winner. We don't yet know what the official ballots were, but our informal poll had the Tesla beating the other ...

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    Poll: Who should win 2013 World Green Car of the Year?
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    Which is best new green car in the world – the all-electric Renault Zoe, the all-electric Tesla Model S or the Volvo V60 plug-in hybrid? Those are the three finalists for the 2013 World Green Car of the Year award, and the winner will be announced later this week at the 2013 New York ...

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    Official: Volvo will sell 475 hybrid buses to Quebec
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    Swedish vehicle maker Volvo has received its largest-ever order for hybrid buses, a deal to supply Quebec with a huge fleet of 475 units, with an option to buy another 1,200. Volvo's Nova Bus division plans to deliver the buses in early 2014 and the buses will be distributed through Quebec's nine ...

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    Official: Volvo On Call smartphone app improved for V60 Plug-in Diesel Hybrid
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    Volvo will start selling the world's first plug-in diesel hybrid production vehicle in the UK later this year and is improving its Volvo On Call smartphone app specifically for buyers of the V60 PHEV wagon. Volvo On Call is a free download, and includes goodies like remote door locking, ...

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    Official: Volvo V60 PHEV get five-star crash test rating from Euro NCAP [w/video]
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    Volvo continues to take kudos for making the safest cars on European roads, with its diesel-engine V60 plug-in hybrid earning the highest score ever for a PHEV given by Euro NCAP. The Euro NCAP tested the all-new V60 PHEV through a series of crash tests and give it a five star rating; if this ...

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    Volvo starts production of V60 diesel plug-in hybrid, first anywhere [w/video]
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    Volvo Car Corporation claims that its V60 Plug-in Hybrid is the world's very first diesel plug-in hybrid. That might be the case – there's a limited number of Peugot 3008 Hybrid 4s in Europe and Hino Trucks launched its Class 5 work truck for the US market earlier this year – but both ...

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    Official: New Volvo 22-kW fast-charger drops recharge time to 90 minutes
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    A lot of factors play into an electric-vehicle's charging time, but a general rule is that the higher the on-board charger, the shorter that time will be. The on-board charger in the first-generation Nissan Leaf was 3.3 kW. The upgraded second-generation could use a 6.6 kW charger. On the new, ...

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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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