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News   March 1, 2019   by Adam Malik

Volvo adds, upgrades electric options

The Volvo XC90 T8 twin engine with plug-in upgrades.

New and upgraded electrified powertrain options are being made available across Volvo’s full model range going forward.

The company’s T8 and T6 twin engine plug-in hybrid powertrains have been upgraded while announcing that plug-in options will now be available on every model it produces.

Volvo also announced it will introduce mild hybrids – which use kinetic energy recovery braking system plus its internal combustion engines to create a new integrated electrified powertrain that can save drivers up to 15 per cent in fuel costs and emissions reductions – in the coming months.

This new powertrain, electrified via brake-by-wire energy recovery, offers drivers up to 15 per cent fuel savings and emission reductions in real world driving. The new brake-by-wire system interacts with the energy recovery system and reduces fuel consumption and emissions by recovering kinetic energy under braking.

In June, the company announced plans for major changes until 2025.

The company also announced it has upgraded its production capacity so that up to 25 per cent of total production can be twin engine plug-in hybrid cars. In addition, it expects its new ‘B’ badged powertrains to gradually become the new standard, moving it closer to its goal that by the middle of the next decade all of its cars will be electrified.

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