By Nikki Gordon-Bloomfield ·
May 16, 2013

Volvo Demos Second Generation C30 Electric, Keeps Quiet On EV Plans

Swedish automaker Volvo wants the world to know it has big plans to produce a zero emissions fleet by 2020. But while its rivals are moving forward with their EV programs, Volvo isn’t speaking in specific terms about full-scale production electric cars.

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By Nick Kurczewski ·
November 14, 2012

Volvo Plots Slow Course To Fast EV Charging

Despite a number of promising concepts from Volvo, and a fleet of more than 250 electrified C30 coupes already on European roadways, the Swedish automaker has been slow when it comes to bringing an electric vehicle to market. The company has now announced another concept: a fast-charger system, one that trims the time needed for a full recharge to only 1.5 hours.

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By Jim Motavalli ·
September 01, 2011

Midnight Sun: Scandinavia Embraces Electric Cars

Although Sweden's Saab faces bankruptcy, and Norway's Think just barely escaped it, the Nordic regions are ripe for electric cars, and they're starting to roll out. As proof of momentum, Volvo announced a new strategic alliance with Siemens.

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By Laurent J. Masson ·
July 21, 2011

Serial or Parallel Hybrids, Volvo Opens a New Door for Better Fuel Efficiency

Here comes Volvo with a dual hybrid architecture—serial and parallel—where the electric motor, the battery and the ICE are the same, exactly in the same place. It's very clever engineering, and if you'd asked me I would have said it was impossible, but Volvo did it.

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By Brad Berman ·
June 03, 2011 Exclusive: Volvo CEO Will Answer Your Questions About Electric Cars

Volvo has extended a generous offer to to pose our questions about the company’s electric car plans to Stefan Jacoby, the company’s top executive. Mr. Jacoby will respond to your questions (maybe even in a video, no promises) that will be posted to

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By Nick Chambers ·
January 10, 2011

Volvo to Deliver 1,000 C30 Electrics, Shows Off Special Electric Car Safety Features

While the usual auto show formula calls for as much glitz and shininess as possible, at the Detroit Auto Show today Volvo was proudly displaying a completely mangled, crash tested C30 electric car. Given that a major question people always seem to have about electric cars is, "What happens to this thing in a crash?," the move by Volvo to settle people's fears seems incredibly effective. And what better way for Volvo—a company synonymous with safety—to differentiate themselves from the plug-in competition?

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By Zach McDonald ·
April 26, 2010

Volvo Will Sell c30 Electric in China

Volvo says that it will sell its first full electric vehicle in the world's biggest auto market within the next few years—but that doesn't mean it's coming to America.

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