Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

CleanTechnica

Autonomous Vehicles

Plug-In Hybrid Volvo V90 Wagon Is Volvo’s 3rd T8

Originally published on EV Obsession.

The Volvo V90 wagon plug-in hybrid — a new sibling to the S90 sedan and the XC90 SUV — was recently unveiled in the Swedish capital of Stockholm.

The reason that the 3 vehicles mentioned above are “siblings” (as the “90 Series”) is that they are all based on the “company’s specially-designed and fully modular Scalable Product Architecture (SPA).” All 3 models are offered as variants featuring the T8 Twin Engine plug-in hybrid (PHEV) powertrain.

Volvo V90

The Senior Vice President Research & Development at Volvo Cars, Dr Peter Mertens, commented: “We have a very strong offer in the V90. Our PowerPulse technology is designed to deliver a distinct performance boost to our diesel engine, while the T8 Twin Engine petrol plug-in hybrid will deliver around 410 hp (horsepower) and a pure electric range of around 50 kilometers.”

Green Car Congress provides more info:

The 34 kW, 150 N·m water-cooled Crank-Integrated Starter Generator (C-ISG) starts the engine, charges the battery and can also support the combustion engine with electric boost power. The electric rear axle drive propels the vehicle in electric mode and provides electric boost torque and power during acceleration, as well as performing brake energy recuperation. The rear drive utilizes a 65 kW peak, 240 N·m peak electric machine with a water-cooled stator.

The 96-cell, 9.2 kWh (nominal) battery pack is built with Lithium Manganese Oxide – Nickel Manganese Cobalt/Graphite Li-ion cells.

In the T8 Twin Engine variant, paddles shifters enable downshifting. This variant has a unique engine-braking mode. The maximum torque level is also increased to enable better use of the C-ISG for performance boosting purposes.

The new model also possesses some new semi-autonomous drive options — featuring, amongst other things, large-animal detection and “run-off road mitigation.”

An interesting note to make here, Volvo sales have been rising in recent years — with the company passing the 500,000 mark for the first time in 2015. 2016 is expected to be a record year for the company as well, going by comments made recently by the company’s CEO, Håkan Samuelsson.


Appreciate CleanTechnica’s originality? Consider becoming a CleanTechnica Member, Supporter, Technician, or Ambassador — or a patron on Patreon.

 
 
Have a tip for CleanTechnica, want to advertise, or want to suggest a guest for our CleanTech Talk podcast? Contact us here.

Written By

James Ayre's background is predominantly in geopolitics and history, but he has an obsessive interest in pretty much everything. After an early life spent in the Imperial Free City of Dortmund, James followed the river Ruhr to Cofbuokheim, where he attended the University of Astnide. And where he also briefly considered entering the coal mining business. He currently writes for a living, on a broad variety of subjects, ranging from science, to politics, to military history, to renewable energy.

Comments

#1 most loved electric vehicle, solar energy, and battery news & analysis site in the world.

 

Support our work today!

Advertisement

Power CleanTechnica: $3/Month

Tesla News Solar News EV News Data Reports

Advertisement

EV Sales Charts, Graphs, & Stats

Advertisement

Our Electric Car Driver Report

30 Electric Car Benefits

Tesla Model 3 Video

Renewable Energy 101 In Depth

solar power facts

Tesla News

EV Reviews

Home Efficiency

You May Also Like

Air Quality

No matter how progressive a car company gets — no matter how seriously it takes recycling or risk market share to offer cruelty-free interiors...

Batteries

Porsche is entering into a joint venture with Customcells and Volvo is partnering with Norhtvolt as both companies look to lock down their future...

Cars

The Polestar 3 battery electric SUV will be manufactured in South Carolina.

Copyright © 2021 CleanTechnica. The content produced by this site is for entertainment purposes only. Opinions and comments published on this site may not be sanctioned by and do not necessarily represent the views of CleanTechnica, its owners, sponsors, affiliates, or subsidiaries.