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    Official: Volvo testing wireless, in-road charging system for EVs
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    The in-road electricity bug that's bitten researchers from Utah to South Korea has flown to Sweden, where Volvo is working with a handful of partners to develop its own take on dynamic, wireless recharging technology. The Swedish automaker recently reported that it's been testing an in-road ...

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    Read This: Volvo S60 F-1 KERS system adds some noise, increases efficiency up to 20%
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    You can sign us up for this one. Volvo is testing a prototype S60 sedan equipped with a Formula One-type Kinetic Energy Recovery System (KERS) at its Sweden headquarters and recently took some folks from Green Car Reports for a test drive. While noting that the KERS' rear-axle mounted flywheel ...

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    Official: Honda joins hydrogen fuel cell vehicle effort in Nordic countries
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    Honda has followed in the water-exhaust trail of fellow Japanese automakers Toyota and Nissan as well as South Korea-based Hyundai in reaching an agreement to accelerate the development of hydrogen fuel-cell electric vehicles (FCEV) in the Nordic countries. Honda joined in on the Memorandum of ...

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    Official: POD Point expanding electric vehicle charging options in Scandanavia
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    There must be something about Scandinavia that makes people think about electric cars. Last year, for example, the UK-based EV charging station company Pod Point found that, out of the all the 400-plus public chargers in London, the most popular was at the local IKEA store. And, of course, Think ...

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    Report: Saab majority buyer headed by businessman with biofuels background
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    More good news for Saab enthusiasts big on alt-fuel transportation. The China-based entity slated to be the majority owner of Saab is headed by a tycoon that runs companies in the biofuels industry, the Associated Press reports. Kai Johan Jiang, who once worked for Volvo Trucks, heads a company ...

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    Official: Saab reborn as all-electric car company after sale to Asian-Swedish consortium
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    This may not spell great news for one specific reporter trying to get parts for his '99 Saab 9-3, but electric-vehicle proponents may want to party. The Swedish automaker is officially under contract to be acquired by National Electric Vehicle Sweden AB (NEVS) for an undisclosed price. The ...

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    Nissan Leaf priced at $49,517* in Sweden, sales start later this year
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    The Leaf has arrived in Sweden. Nissan says sales of the award-winning electric will officially kick off in Nordic country in the coming weeks and that the first batch of electric hatchbacks will be delivered to Swedes in early 2012. At 329,990 Swedish krona ($49,517 U.S. at the current exchange ...

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    Portugal leads Europe with lowest CO2 emissions, Sweden lands in last
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    The fuel efficiency of European vehicles improved in 2010, with CO2 emissions falling by 3.7 percent, according to European Union (EU) data released last Wednesday. The EU, home to some 500 million people, has set a target for cutting average CO2 emissions down to 130 grams per kilometer by ...

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    "One Tonne Life" challenge family making progress, drops CO2 emissions 64% in three months
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    In January, we wrote about the Lindell family as they embarked on their 'One Tonne Life' challenge outside of Stockholm, Sweden. Now, a little over three months into the project, the family has reduced its carbon emissions by a whopping 64 percent, dropping from 7.29 tons of CO2 emissions per ...

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    Do drivers with "green cars" put on more miles?
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    Sweden seems to be experiencing what experts call a backfire effect from the company's rash of green car sales. Swedish car buyers have been snapping up clean diesel and ethanol vehicles in droves thanks to sizable government incentives, but, according to reports, the nation has actually seen its ...

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    Preem to offer B15 biodiesel across Sweden beginning in April
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    Beginning in April, Swedish oil giant Preem will offer diesel blends containing 15 percent renewable diesel (B15) and 5 percent biodiesel (B5) at 366 fueling stations throughout Sweden. The B15 blend, which Preem fittingly calls Evolution Diesel, is claimed to cut carbon dioxide emissions by 16 ...

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    Volvo tries to help family reach low-CO2 "One Tonne Life"
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    How clean can one modern, European family go? Swedish auto maker Volvo, wooden house experts A-hus and energy company Vattenfall are helping one family cut its carbon emissions by 85 percent in a quest to live the "One Tonne Life." The challenge the familiy is taking on is to live within a limit ...

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    Video: Sweden's Acme Advertising creates arresting green motorcoach marketing
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    50 Cars or 1 Coach ad campaign in Sweden – Click above to watch video
    Sweden's Flygbussarna Airport Coaches asked Acne Advertising to make the case for travelers to take a coach to the airport instead of a car. Instead of leading with price, comfort, or ease, Acne went for hot air and green ...

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    Coalition debuts all-electric ZE Saab 9-3
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    ZE Saab 9-3 - Click above to view the video after the jump
    While some may already be writing obituaries in anticipation of Saab's demise (it has two weeks to live if Spyker doesn't buy it), the troubled Swedish automaker seems to be busy keeping up appearances, unveiling an all-electric version ...

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    It's Friday: Swedish automatic PHEV charging prod gets a big WTF? from us [w/VIDEO]
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    Trinnovator - Click above to watch the videos after the break
    Is it too harsh to say that the Trinnovator is a solution without a problem? At the very least, we don't think that a flexible, extendable prod coming out of the front bumper of a plug-in car and creepily finding its way into a grid of ...

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    Volvo announces bio-dimethyl ether partnership
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    Dimethyl ether (DME) is one of those fuels that is not well known to the general public but is should be, if for no other reason than it promises up to 95 percent carbon neutrality. According to Wikipedia and my Chemistry 101 book, it's a clean-burning gas that can be sourced from renewable ...

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    True Electric converts Saab 9-3 to electric drive, gets impressive numbers
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    A Swedish company is claiming that it can easily turn a new or used car into a full fledged EV with decent range while keeping performance and safety intact. Sounds good, but what are the details? The company is called True Electric, and they supposedly use a small and lightweight "new high ...

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    Swedish heatwave prompts recall of thousands of flex fuel Volvos
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    After receiving hundreds of complaints from Swedish drivers who have been left stranded by the side of the road, Volvo has recalled 8,500 of its V70 and S80 Flexifuel vehicles. Apparently the rigorous environmental testing the car maker employs does not extend to heatwaves like the one Sweden ...

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    Volvo and Vattenfall team up to develop plug-in hybrid [w/video]
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    Volvo plug-in hybrid - click above for a hi-res gallery
    Volvo and Vattenfall have just made an announcement that should hurry the Swedish car maker along the hybrid highway. The two companies have partnered to develop a plug-in diesel hybrid that should begin series production in 2012 with the ...

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    Cargines promises fuel saving by insufflating air to engine valves
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    Swedish company Cargines has announced that they have readied a new engine valve technology that they promise will be quite revolutionary. According to their website and a brief piece of news in the Swedish car press, the technology features pneumatic control of engine valves. According to the ...

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