|VOLVO CARS' ALL-NEW XC90 WILL BE THE WORLD'S MOST POWERFUL AND CLEANEST SUV|
|◾All-wheel drive, seven seats, around 400 hp and 472 lb.-ft. of torque with ultra-low emissions of around 60g/km
◾Delivering guilt-free luxury SUV ownership
◾New Volvo-developed Plug-in Hybrid, Twin Engine technology
Volvo Cars' all-new XC90 will offer an unrivaled combination of power and clean operation when it is launched later this year. The all-wheel drive seven-seater will deliver guilt-free luxury SUV ownership, offering drivers around 400 horsepower but with carbon dioxide (CO2) emi...[Read more...]|
|SMART ELECTRIC DRIVE ARRIVES ON THE STREETS OF CHINA|
|• smart becomes the first European importer to bring an all-electric vehicle to the Chinese market |
• Following on from Europe, the USA, Canada and Japan, the electric smart reaches its 14th market with its launch in China
• With a market share of around 40 percent, the smart fortwo electric drive is the frontrunner in Germany
Stuttgart. The new smart fortwo electric drive is now available to buy from dealerships in China. The smart brand celebrated this market l...[Read more...]
|VOLVO CAR GROUP MAKES CONVENTIONAL BATTERIES A THING OF THE PAST|
|Volvo Car Group has developed a revolutionary concept for lightweight structural energy storage components that could improve the energy usage of future electrified vehicles. The material, consisting of carbon fibers, nano-structured batteries and super capacitors, offers lighter energy storage that requires less space in the car, cost effective structure options and is eco-friendly.
As part of an EU-funded research project, including nine other major participants, Volvo Car Group was the onl...[Read more...]|
|BRITAIN'S RACING LORD AIMS TO RAISE SUB-1000 KG ELECTRIC CAR WORLD LAND SPEED RECORD AT BONNEVILLE SPEED SHOOTOUT|
|10 September 2013 : Technology entrepreneur, former UK science minister and racing driver Lord (Paul) Drayson is bringing his spectacular Drayson B12 69/EV electric Le Mans Prototype racing car to the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah in an attempt to raise the sub-1000kg electric car world land speed record.
Drayson Racing achieved a 204.2mph average speed (subject to FIA homologation) over the measured mile earlier this summer at Elvington Airfield in Yorkshire, UK, and is aiming to go e...[Read more...]|
|Cadillac ELR Tech Targets Engaging Driving Dynamics|
|• Advanced suspension, steering systems provide smooth ride, precise handling|
DETROIT – Drivers expect hybrid and electric cars to have advanced battery and drive systems that make smart use of energy. Cadillac's upcoming electrified luxury coupe, the 2014 ELR, is designed to exceed those expectations by also providing engaging, responsive driving dynamics enabled by advanced suspension and steering systems.
The technologies include front HiPer Strut suspension, rear compound...[Read more...]