May 27, 2022

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Beyond Automotive

All 2023 Volvos Available as Hybrids or Electric Cars

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Volvo options to promote almost nothing but electric motor vehicles (EVs) by 2030. It’s one particular of various automakers to make that determination – Audi, Mini, and Mercedes-Benz (in some marketplaces) have designed the very same assure. But Volvo has a leap-commence on all of them. Each individual auto it builds for the 2023 model 12 months will be obtainable as an EV or a hybrid.

Volvo presently sells two EV types – the XC40 Recharge SUV and its sportier-hunting C40 Recharge cousin. Each other Volvo design will be accessible with a hybrid powertrain for 2023.

The last cars and trucks to make the jump are the XC90, XC40, and V60 Cross Region. All will occur common with Volvo’s 48-volt delicate-hybrid process. Volvo has not introduced gasoline economic system quantities, but that process boosts fuel overall economy by about 15% on most cars.

For the 2021 model yr, for instance, the Volvo S60 earned an EPA rating of 23 miles for each gallon in the town, 34 mpg on the freeway, and 27 mpg blended. Volvo additional the hybrid system to its 2022 S60, and the automobile did superior in each evaluate — 26 city/35 mpg highway and 30 mpg put together.

Volvo this 7 days also introduced that just about every 2023 model will get the company’s new Google Android-dependent infotainment method. It lets people run some Google applications, such as Maps and Voice Assistant, immediately from the automobile without the need of the need to have to hook up a telephone.

The program also permits Volvo to send out remote software updates to the vehicles. Automakers can use that technological innovation to remotely add features to a motor vehicle or resolve computer software challenges without having requiring owners to provide motor vehicles in for mend.

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