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Vauxhall Ampera E-Rev e-car

Ten... e-cars and hybrids

Car Week Reg Hardware Car Week What started out as a dribble in 2011 is becoming a deluge in 2012 as e-cars in the form of pure electrics, range extenders and plug-in hybrids capabilities start to become ever more common. Until we see a major breakthrough in battery tech, the day will belong to the plug-in hybrids and REs, but that’s …
Alun Taylor, 7 Mar 2012
Volvo S60 DRIVe

Volvo S60 DRIVe

Review Putting small capacity turbo-diesel engines in large cars seems to be becoming all the rage, so hard on the heels of Peugeot’s 508 e-HDI comes Volvo’s take on the concept, the S60 DRIVe. Volvo S60 DRIVe S60: the best looking Volvo to date? On paper, the similarities are clear: four doors, a 1.6 litre turbo-diesel engine; …
Alun Taylor, 6 Jul 2011
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Volvo demos automobile auto-pilot tech

Hell, said French existentialist Jean-Paul Sartre, is other people. If the EU has its way, it could be other motorists. Volvo today said it has successfully demonstrated technology behind Project Sartre, the EU's Safe Road Trains for the Environment scheme, which gathers groups of vehicles and has them proceeding down the …
Tony Smith, 17 Jan 2011
Volvo BEV C30

Volvo: C30 e-car coming as fleet not one-off prototype

Leccy Tech When Volvo first unveiled its C30 Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) back in September 2009, it stressed that the handful of cars produced would be one-off prototypes. That's now officially no longer the case, as the Swedish car maker has announced it is building a fleet of 50 of the things for serious evaluation. Volvo bev …
Alun Taylor, 21 Dec 2009
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Wikipedia bans Volvo's IT over racist rants

Wikipedia has banned editing from machines inside Volvo Information Technology - the outfit that operates the Swedish auto maker's IT infrastructure - after someone in the organization vandalized the free encyclopedia with a pair of profanity-laden racist rants. Yesterday, an anonymous Wikifiddler sitting behind the IP address …
Cade Metz, 25 Nov 2009
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Volvo reveals electric C30's specs

Leccy Tech With World+Dog whipping dust sheets off electric cars and concepts at the Frankfurt Motor Show, Volvo has stepped aside to shed more light on the technical features of its upcoming leccy C30. C30_BEV_01 Volvo's C30 BEV uses a 24kWh battery and one leccy motor The e-car didn’t have an official name back in July, but Volvo’s …
Alun Taylor, 18 Sep 2009
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Volvo opens e-car kimono

Leccy Tech Volvo has shed more light on its electric car plans, revealing that a wholly battery-powered version of the C30 three-door coupe will launch in 2012. Volvo_C30 A battery-powered version of Volvo's existing C30 (above) is set for 2012 Speaking to Register Hardware at the recent UK launch of its latest C30, S40 and V50 DRIVe …
Alun Taylor, 31 Jul 2009
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Volvo readies plug-in hybrid V70 estate

Leccy Tech Volvo has formed a partnership with Swedish power company Vattenfall in an effort to bring a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) version of the V70 estate to market in 2012. Hybrid_V70_01 Volvo's plug-in V70 will feature rear- and front-wheel drive The leccy V70’s 11.3kWh lithium-ion battery pack will power an electric …
Alun Taylor, 2 Jun 2009
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Volvo test-drive goes virtual

Test-driving a car will never be the same again, at least if you’re thinking of buying a Volvo S60 Concept. Why? Because the Swedish car firm has designed a videogame to let you try out its motor. Volvo_videogame_01 Volvo - The Game is a virtual test-drive Volvo – The Game will apparently introduce potential customers to …

Electric car maker in 'urgent financial distress'

'Leccy Tech Anyone who fancied getting hold of a Th!nk Ox may need to think again. The Norwegian 'leccy car maker is suffering from what it calls "urgent financial distress" and is holding out the begging bowl to the Norwegian government. Th!nk CEO Richard Canny wants between NKr100m and NKr200m ($14.5–29m / £9.5-19m / €10.6-21.2m) to …
Alun Taylor, 16 Dec 2008

Nissan to debut anti-prang tech next week

Nissan will next week show of a prototype car capable of automatically avoiding collisions. The system uses an array of sensors around the vehicle that detect objects the car could collide with. Something in the way? Then the motor's on-board computer activates any or all of the four brakes to prevent prangs. Nissan 'All- …
Tony Smith, 12 Nov 2008

Yee-hah! Ford demos electric pick-up truck

'Leccy Tech Grab your shotgun, a six-pack and smell-hound because a 400+ bhp electric version of Ford's F-150 pick-up has been unveiled at the 2008 Speciality Equipment Market Association (SEMA) show in Las Vegas. The project is a collaboration between Ford and British company PML-Flightlink and is powered by PML's Hi-Pa Drive system, …
Alun Taylor, 5 Nov 2008

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