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Volvo’s Stunning Pure Tension Pavilion is a Lightweight Sun-Powered Charging Station

Volvo’s Stunning Pure Tension Pavilion is a Lightweight Sun-Powered Charging Station

Unveiled in Rome, Italy in September 2013, the structure was developed as an attempt to reinvent a typical trade show pavilion. Its dynamic form and energy efficiency is reminiscent of Frei Otto's

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Volvo S60L Plug-in Hybrid to Debut Next Week at the 2014 Beijing Auto Show

Volvo S60L Plug-in Hybrid to Debut Next Week at the 2014 Beijing Auto Show

Volvo just announced that it will unveil its S60L PPHEV (Petrol Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle) concept car next week at the Beijing Auto Show. Volvo has been selling a diesel plug-in hybrid version of

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Volvo Claims Road Magnets are Safer than Cameras and GPS Systems for Self-Driving Cars

Volvo Claims Road Magnets are Safer than Cameras and GPS Systems for Self-Driving Cars

Most of today's autonomous cars rely heavily on GPS systems and cameras to drive on the road without intervention from a driver. But Volvo claims that GPS systems and cameras have limitations in certain

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100 Self-Driving Cars Set to Hit Sweden’s Public Roads in 2017

100 Self-Driving Cars Set to Hit Sweden’s Public Roads in 2017

Volvo just unveiled plans for the world's first large-scale trial of self-driving cars. The 'Drive Me' project will see 100 autonomous vehicles take to the streets of Gothenburg, Sweden in 2017. The cars

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J Mays Retires as Ford’s VP of Global Design and Chief Creative Officer

J Mays Retires as Ford’s VP of Global Design and Chief Creative Officer

Ford just announced a series of changes in its senior leadership team, and one of them is the retirement of J Mays, group vice president and chief creative officer of design. J Mays is retiring after more

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Volvo is Developing a Wireless Inductive Charging Pad for Electric Vehicles

Volvo is Developing a Wireless Inductive Charging Pad for Electric Vehicles

Swedish automaker Volvo just announced that it's working on a wireless inductive charger for electric vehicles. The charging pad is able to wireless charge any EV that parks above it using an

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Volvo’s New Electric Vehicle Battery Technology Stores Energy in a Car’s Body Panels

Volvo’s New Electric Vehicle Battery Technology Stores Energy in a Car’s Body Panels

Conventional batteries that power today's electric cars and hybrids take up space and add a lot of extra weight to the vehicles. Volvo just announced that it has developed a concept for lightweight

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Sexy Hybrid Concept Coupé  Previews Volvo’s Future

Sexy Hybrid Concept Coupé Previews Volvo’s Future

Volvo has unveiled its latest concept car, the Concept Coupé, which is a new hybrid vehicle that takes styling elements from Volvo's past and at the same time previews the car manufacturer's future.

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SDA Unveils Gorgeous Solar-Charging Canopy for the Volvo V60 Plug-in Hybrid

SDA Unveils Gorgeous Solar-Charging Canopy for the Volvo V60 Plug-in Hybrid

The basis of Pure Tension's design is that of a tension tent: stress applied equally from all angles of a structure helps to keep the canopy taut and standing erect. SDA's approach was to use the car’s

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Volvo Unveils Innovative Self-Parking Car!

Volvo Unveils Innovative Self-Parking Car!

Volvo has been working on autonomous vehicle prototypes under its SARTRE road train project for a while, and now the company has revealed a new technology that enables cars to park themselves! The

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Volvo Unveils New Noiseless Electric Buses for Gothenburg, Sweden

Volvo Unveils New Noiseless Electric Buses for Gothenburg, Sweden

Volvo just unveiled a new line of silent electric buses that will hit the streets of Gothenburg, Sweden in 2015. The buses are part of a new service initiative called ElectriCity, which is being launched

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Tesla CEO Elon Musk in Talks With Google to Develop Self-Driving Cars

Tesla CEO Elon Musk in Talks With Google to Develop Self-Driving Cars

Tesla Motors has long worked towards producing the car of the future, and the Model S may well be the perfect electric vehicle for the middle class. If getting 265 miles per charge wasn't enough to

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Volvo Unveils New Safety System that Automatically Brakes for Cyclists and Pedestrians

Volvo Unveils New Safety System that Automatically Brakes for Cyclists and Pedestrians

Volvo is positioning itself at the head of the class when it comes to developing high-tech safety features that will protect not only car drivers, but also pedestrians and cyclists. The Swedish automaker

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Volvo Developing Accident-Avoiding Self-Driving Cars for the Year 2020

Volvo Developing Accident-Avoiding Self-Driving Cars for the Year 2020

Volvos have always been marketed as some of the safest vehicles on the road – and now the automaker is working on “crashproof” cars with next-gen collision avoidance systems that could

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Volvo Boosts Production of the V60 Diesel Plug-in Hybrid as It Sells Out in Europe

Volvo Boosts Production of the V60 Diesel Plug-in Hybrid as It Sells Out in Europe

Although Volvo just released the 2013 Volvo V60 diesel plug-in hybrid in Europe, it's already sold out. Volvo only planned to produce 1,000 units of the model, which is also the world's first diesel

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Stanford University’s Self-Driving Audi TTS Hits 120 MPH on the Racetrack

Stanford University’s Self-Driving Audi TTS Hits 120 MPH on the Racetrack

Google and Volvo's self-driving cars have been making headlines with the number of miles they've driven without a traditional driver at the wheel. Now Stanford's Dynamic Design Lab has teamed up with

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Ford’s New Traffic Jam Assist Technology Paves the Way to Self-Driving Cars

Ford’s New Traffic Jam Assist Technology Paves the Way to Self-Driving Cars

Soon there will be a day when you'll be able to jump in your car, turn it on and let it do driving for you. Ford's new Traffic Jam Assist technology is a step in that direction - it uses radar and camera

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Volvo’s SARTRE Fully Automated Road Train Travels 124 Miles Through Spain

Volvo’s SARTRE Fully Automated Road Train Travels 124 Miles Through Spain

The future of fully automated driving just got a whole lot closer as Volvo successfully led a road train -- consisting of a Volvo XC60, a Volvo V60, and a Volvo S60, and one truck -- for 124 miles through

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Volvo Debuts XC60 Plug-in Hybrid at the 2012 Detroit Auto Show

Volvo Debuts XC60 Plug-in Hybrid at the 2012 Detroit Auto Show

There is plenty of electric vehicle buzz at this year's North American International Auto Show and Volvo just added to the green transportation hype by showcasing the world's first (and second) plug-in

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Car Bodies That Double as Batteries Extend EV Range While Cutting Weight

Car Bodies That Double as Batteries Extend EV Range While Cutting Weight

It may look like any other car, but the battery-powered vehicle in Emile Greenhalgh’s laboratory could just steer us towards the future of electric transportation. One of the most salient issues in

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Volvo’s New Car Goes From All-Electric to Hybrid or Diesel With the Push of a Button

Volvo’s New Car Goes From All-Electric to Hybrid or Diesel With the Push of a Button

Not sure whether you want to drive an all-electric car, a hybrid or a powerful sports car? Well, now you can do it all the with Volvo's new diesel plug-in hybrid, a new design based on their V60 estate.

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Volvo Developing the World’s Fastest Hybrid Truck

Volvo Developing the World’s Fastest Hybrid Truck

This is one competition we never thought we’d see: Volvo Trucks is reportedly developing a diesel-electric hybrid truck dubbed the “Mean Green.” Going forward in a green way, the famed

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Swedish Passive Home Could Cut Carbon Footprint by 8x

Swedish Passive Home Could Cut Carbon Footprint by 8x

The One Tonne Life project was started and sponsored by Swedish wooden home builder A-hus, renewable energy firm Vattenfall and car maker Volvo. Designed for a four person family, the One Tonne Home is an

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Volvo’s Tomorrow Car Has Battery Powered By Its Own Body

Volvo’s Tomorrow Car Has Battery Powered By Its Own Body

Volvo is working on an innovative new car battery that can be installed in the vehicle's bodywork itself and is charged via the car's own body panels. Dubbed The Tomorrow Car, the new model is part of a

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Hybrid Double Decker Volvo Buses Hit London Streets

Hybrid Double Decker Volvo Buses Hit London Streets

London's iconic double-decker buses recently received an eco update as six highly efficient hybrid Volvo vehicles hit the streets for the first time. The new B5L two-story buses retain their classic red

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TRANSPORTATION TUESDAY: Green Means Go in Frankfurt

TRANSPORTATION TUESDAY: Green Means Go in Frankfurt

The Frankfurt Motor Show, probably one of the biggest ones in the world, is occurring right now as we speak, and the word from the floor is that green, means go. In a huge reversal from the usual race to

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