Volvo accelerates EV research projects

A week ago I wrote up a story about how Volvo is involved in multiple cutting edge low carbon transportation projects, despite not really having much of a green vehicle fleet yet. Now word comes of another undertaking the automaker is just now wrapping up which involves wireless electric vehicle charging.

Volvo showcases next-gen EV charging

Turns out ”pure tension” is not what you experience when your plug-in vehicle is running out of juice and there’s not a charging station to be found.  (Ba-dum-tish.)

Future electric cars could store energy in panels

Volvo seems to want to be on the cutting edge of electric vehicle research, despite the fact it doesn’t have that much in the way of actual green car offerings as of yet. It’s already been involved in a project that puts power lines in roads to consistently charge EVs passing overhead, and now it is tinkering with energy storage built directly into car panels.

Geely Coming To U.S. In 2016: Are Americans Ready For Chinese Cars?

China\\'s auto market is booming. Despite some signs of a slowdown, sales remain very, very strong, showing double-digit gains.One of the big dogs in China\\'s marketplace is Geely, best known to Westerners as the owner of Volvo. In fact, according to AutoNews, Geely is getting so big that ...

Volvo tests electric roads

Battery conundrums continue to be a major road block for electric vehicles. They’re big, heavy, limit range, and although there’s less pollution coming out of an EV’s tailpipe, charging that monster battery still utilizes fossil fuels.

New Volvo EV charger clocks in at 1.5 hours

Siemens is one of the world’s largest electronic and engineering firms. Volvo is well known for its safe cars.

Volvo eyes diesel hybrid for US roads

In 2011, we reported that the Volvo V60 plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) would be coming to the U.S. We posted a follow-up that the information was inaccurate … at the time.

Volvo plans first self-driving cars for 2014

Volvo is likely one of the first companies that comes to mind when you think about automotive manufacturers with a history of adopting new safety technology. 

Volvo showcases XC60 plug-in hybrid concept

The 2012 North American International Auto Show in Detroit is poised for imminent kick off, with a number of new concept cars surfacing ahead of the 
big day. 

Volvo touts V60 plug-in hybrid

Volvo is turning up the volume on what looks to be a pretty loud launch of its new plug-in hybrid diesel. The company said it would display the car at the Geneva Motor Show in March, and dropped some tidbits of info about the vehicle.

Volvo to showcase diesel plug-in hybrid

A diesel hybrid - now that's something kind of different. And, hey, why not make it a plug-in? 

Europe tests autonomous road trains

The EU's road train project, Sartre, has undergone its first real-world tests in Sweden.