It's currently around 5 percent.
It'll help save weight and add stiffness to the hybrid grand tourer.
It's only for the T8 PHEV models.
A camouflaged prototype will charge the hill.
It also expects half of its vehicles to be available via subscription by then.
Volvo doubles down on wagons, and this one's a winner
We drove them back-to-back and picked our favorites
Not Android Auto — Android Automotive, the OS starting with Audi, Volvo
Volvo's 2019 S60 will be its first vehicle to be offered without a diesel engine when the sedan goes into production this summer at its new plant near Charleston, S.C. The Swedish automaker also confirmed it will offer the sedan in two plug-in hybrid variants when it goes on sale, with mild hybrid versions following in 2019.
Volvo has announced new details in its partnership with Google, saying it's working with the Silicon Valley behemoth to embed Google Assistant, Google Play Store, Google Maps and other voice-controlled services into Volvo's next-generation Sensus infotainment system.
Volvo Cars and Volvo Trucks are separate companies, and have been for almost 20 years. The separation occurred in 1999, when Volvo Group sold its car manufacturing business to Ford, which in turn sold Volvo Cars to Geely in 2010. But despite being separate, the vehicle makers share a name, and now they will also share data between their products to prevent accidents.
Volvo has made it clear that the company is moving toward electrification, ever since its announcement that every new car introduced after 2019 will feature some level of electrification. The company keeps setting its sights higher, though. Its latest announcement comes from the Beijing Auto Show and says the company wants half of its car sales to be pure electric vehicles by 2025. That's only about 7 years from now.
We had both a XF Sportbrake S and a V90 T6 AWD R-Design come through the office recently, and since they're really close competitors – both fairly large wagons, both luxury vehicles, both have sporting pretenses, and both feature all-wheel-drive. And in the case of our test cars, they're equipped very similarly. They do get to that price in different ways, though.
From the Beijing Motor Show comes word of pricing for the forthcoming Polestar 1 plug-in hybrid, but there's more confusion on the question of whether the high-end coupe can truly be purchased, as opposed to being obtained solely through a subscription model.
Volvo and GM are the first automakers to pair their vehicles with a new service from Amazon that lets owners have their packages delivered inside their cars, without them having to be there.