Volvo Smashing Electric Cars To Test Next Gen Safety

What's so different between regular car safety and electric car safety? The 330 Lb volatile battery pack in the trunk, that's what. The safety-centric Swedes are taking this into account while designing the 2012 Volvo Plug-In Hybrid. » 9/23/09 4:00pm 9/23/09 4:00pm

Volvo Jumps On Plug-In Hybrid Bandwagon

Volvo is joining GM in confusing customers by promoting a car they can't buy until 2012 right now. Unlike the Chevy Volt, the Volvo isn't an EREV, just a PHEV with a diesel engine. » 6/01/09 10:30am 6/01/09 10:30am

Volvo To Supplant V8s With Diesel Electric Hybrids By 2012

We've seen bits of evidence that Volvo's future powertrain » 10/07/08 10:20am 10/07/08 10:20am strategy will incorporate both , but now provides more detail on Volvo's evolving propulsion plans. Larger sedans and s will be targeted first, with their V8 engines replaced by a diesel five-cylinder engine powering the front wheels and an electric motor…