Volvo release a range of new hybrid powertrains
Volvo has taken a significant step towards its electrification goals with the release of upgraded and newly-developed electrified powertrain options, to be made available across its entire model range going forward.
The carmaker has upgraded its existing T8 and T6 Twin Engine plug-in hybrid powertrains with a new battery and brake-by-wire advanced battery charging for 15 per cent range increase, while at the same time confirming that plug-in options will now be available on every model it produces.
Moreover, Volvo will introduce a range of mild hybrids in the coming months, starting with Diesel and petrol versions on the XC90 and XC60 SUV models. These mild hybrids for the first time offers 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 powertrain electrified offers up to 15 per cent fuel savings and emission reductions in real world driving.
The company’s smaller XC40 SUV will also receive a new electrified option, in the form of a T5 Twin Engine petrol-plug-in hybrid. A second, T4 Twin Engine plug-in hybrid option will follow later.