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How far can a 2022 Volvo XC60 T8 Recharge travel on electricity alone?

For 2022, Volvo updated its plug-in hybrids with new battery technology and better range while driving only on electricity. We had a chance to sample the powertrain early on in Belgium last year, but now we are driving a U.S.-spec on our home turf. The advantage of a plug-in hybrid, or PHEV, is that for […]

by Chad Kirchner
8/2/2022
Rapid-fire electric vehicle roundup: Five EVs tested, none disappoint

Every year, the Midwest Automotive Media Association (yep, that’s MAMA for short) hosts its popular Spring Rally at Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin. The annual event gives automotive journalists a chance to get seat time in a wide range of vehicles from a host of automakers. This year, nearly 20 brands brought around 70 […]

by Craig Cole
6/14/2022
Sustainability part of Volvo Truck heritage

Volvo Trucks is on a mission to make electrification the norm. Although it’s not owned by the same conglomerate as Volvo Car Group, Volvo Trucks is just as Swedish when it comes to its philosophy, meaning it’s human-centric. Sustainability isn’t a fad, it’s part of its heritage because the company has been involved in climate […]

by Stefan Ogbac
6/3/2022
Volvo and Epic Games collaborate to integrate Unreal Engine for cars

Volvo announced it has teamed with Epic Games to bring the latter’s Unreal Engine into upcoming vehicles and provide the best graphics for its interfaces. Known for games like Fortnite, Epic Games is also famous for developing one of the most advanced real-time 3D creation tools and it will now find its way into the […]

by Stefan Ogbac
6/3/2022
Volvo is the first automaker to join the SteelZero initiative for fossil-free steel

Volvo announced it has become the first automaker to join the SteelZero initiative, which aims to increase the demand for fossil-free steel. This is aimed at increasing carbon neutrality in the global steel industry. Volvo Cars committed to stringent CO2-based steel sourcing requirements by 2030 and aims to use only net-zero steel by 2050. This […]

by Stefan Ogbac
6/2/2022
Volvo and Polestar won’t have dedicated BEV platforms until 2023

Volvo Car Group, which consists of Volvo and Polestar, is among the most vocal proponents of battery-electric vehicles. Both brands will be ahead of the curve because they’re already creating partnerships and investing heavily in electrification. Polestar in particular is now fully electric since the Polestar 1, its limited-edition 619-hp plug-in hybrid coupe, ended production […]

by Stefan Ogbac
5/25/2022
Volvo donates XC40 Recharge for BEV rescue training to Boston Fire Department

The Boston Fire Department received a Volvo XC40 Recharge for training use. This is the second time Volvo donated to help train first responders on rescuing people from accidents involving battery-electric vehicles. These vehicles will also be used to improve the understanding of post-accident safety procedures. As more BEVs hit the road, emergency personnel must […]

by Stefan Ogbac
5/14/2022
Every 2023 Volvo model will be electrified to some degree

Volvo has announced changes for the 2023 model year and the big one is that every model sold in the U.S. will have some form of an electrified powertrain. This move started last year with the XC60, S60, S90, and V90 Cross Country models getting the B5 and B6 mild hybrid systems. In these models, […]

by Stefan Ogbac
5/13/2022
Volvo T8 models get significant all-electric range bump in mid-year update

Volvo’s T8 plug-in hybrid models have received a major bump in their all-electric driving range. The updates were first announced last year but now we finally know the improvements the vehicles will get. If you’re looking for the most range before the gas engine turns on, you’re going to want the S60 Recharge and V60 […]

by Stefan Ogbac
3/15/2022
You’ll soon be able to charge your vehicle at Starbucks thanks to Volvo partnership

Volvo and Starbucks have announced that the two companies are collaborating to pilot adding charging stations at the latter’s U.S. locations. This will be supported by ChargePoint and will see the installation of up to 60 Volvo-branded DC chargers at around 15 Starbucks stores along a 1,350-mile stretch connecting Denver, Colorado with Seattle, Washington. The […]

by Stefan Ogbac
3/15/2022