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First of all, it released upgraded and newly-developed electrified powertrain options. All to be made available across its entire model range going forward.
The new brake-by-wire system interacts with the energy recovery system. So it thereby reduces fuel consumption and emissions. Therefore by recovering kinetic energy under braking.
This move toward electrification is most noteworthy and in line with Volvo strategy. More importantly and supported by extremely strong demand.
Furthermore, the upgraded T8 Twin Engine plug-in hybrid with up to 420 horsepower. It features a new battery and brake-by-wire advanced battery charging. The range of the T8 powertrain has increased by around 15 per cent and this powertrain is available on all 90 and 60 Series cars.
An upgraded version of the smaller capacity T6 Twin Engine plug-in hybrid is also combined with the new battery and brake-by wire-technology. This powertrain also offers an approximate 15 per cent range increase and is available on the V60 estate and S60 sedan.
With 415 horsepower and 494 lb/ft torque, Öhlins suspension, Brembo brakes and other enhancements, the 2019 S60 T8 Polestar Engineered represents an exclusive offering that builds upon Volvo Cars’ and Polestar’s joint legacy of design, performance, and commitment to electrification.
Volvo Cars responded to the excitement via social media by offering a complimentary Polestar Engine Software Optimization upgrade to the next 200 Care by Volvo S60 T6 AWD R-Design subscribers on a first-come, first-served basis. The upgrade improves throttle response, shift speed, gear hold, and midrange engine performance for a better, more balanced and stronger driving experience.
Care by Volvo is Volvo Cars’ subscription program, which makes owning a car as easy as owning a mobile phone. One monthly fee includes car payment, insurance, maintenance and some wear and tear for two years. Care by Volvo customers can upgrade to a new Volvo model or model year Volvo after 12 months. Care by Volvo pricing for the S60 T8 Polestar Engineered starts at $1,100 per month before taxes, registration, and title.
The all-new S60 T6 AWD Momentum is also available for subscription through the Care by Volvo app and online.
The XC 90 from Volvo Plugin Hybrid Volvo Cars unveiled has also a refreshed version of its best-selling XC90 large SUV. Plugin hybrid style! It’s the company’s top-of-the-line flagship. Thereby adding a newly-developed fuel-saving engine option that marks the next step in the company’s ambitious electrification strategy.
The refreshed XC90 for the first time offers customers Volvo’s advanced kinetic energy recovery braking system, which is coupled with its existing internal combustion engines to create a new integrated electrified powertrain, under its new ‘B’ badge. ***
This new electrified powertrain 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.
The S60 T8 Polestar Engineered, along with all S60 models for global markets, will be built at Volvo’s new US factory in Ridgeville, SC.
XC 90 from Volvo Plugin Hybrid
By 2021 all cars will be electrified. By 2025 Volvo expects over 1M Volvo Plugin Hybrid EV ON THE ROAD!
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