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Standardizing Electric Cars

Volvo Cars believes the global automotive industry should strive towards the introduction of a standardized charging infrastructure for electric cars, says Dr Peter Mertens, the company’s Senior Vice President for Research & Development.


To support this drive towards a global standard for electric car charging, Volvo Cars has decided to throw its weight behind the Charging Interface Initiative, a consortium of stakeholders that was founded to establish their Combined Charging System (CCS) as the standard for charging battery-powered vehicles.


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30 Years Later: VOLVO 480 ES

Can you remember 1986?

It was a pretty amazing year. It was the  United Nations International Year of Peace. We celebrated Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day for the first time. It was the year of the the Challenger Space Shuttle disaster and Mike Tyson won his first ever boxing title. The film Out of Africa won Best Picture and Top Gun was the highest grossing film of the year. The first ever musicians were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.


1986 was also the year the Volvo 480 ES was born.

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Volvo XC90 Excellence Makes its American Debut!

The Volvo XC90 Excellence is a new four-seat and ultra-luxurious variant of the award-winning XC90 SUV. It made its American Debut at the New York International Auto Show at the end of March. Production has begun in Gothenburg, Sweden and only limited numbers of the XC90 Excellence will be available here in the US. It will deliver a level of luxury, craftsmanship and comfort enver seen in anything Volvo has offered thus far. In the Volvo XC90 Excellence the front seats are duplicated to form the vehicle’s second row. This will fundamentally change the car’s configuration.


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Volvo XC60 Best Selling SUV in Europe!

The Volvo XC60 was the most sold midsize SUV in Europe in 2015, according to independent figures compiled by automotive research firm JATO. This landmark is another indicator of Volvo Cars’ ongoing transformation and growth story. It also highlights the lasting appeal of the elegant and adaptable XC60, which has been Volvo’s best-selling model since 2009.


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Happening now: Polestar Performance Optimization

Volvo recently announced that the new generation of Polestar Performance Optimization has been made available for Volvo’s award winning Drive-E T6 models with four-wheel drive. This is excellent news! Until recently, the optimization was only available for the all-new Volvo XC90 T6 AWD. However, it’s now available for the S60, V60 and XC60 T6 AWD models.

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Check out the 2016 Volvo V60 in Myrtle Beach!

For more than 60 years, customers have relied on Volvo Cars to serve families and individuals alike with a wide range of wagon models. Introduced last year, the V60 is the latest evolution of Volvo’s decades of experience as the wagon leader. Offered in the luxurious and sporty V60 and athletic V60 Cross Country body styles, Volvo delivers a spectrum of wagon solutions to meet the diverse needs of today’s refined buyers.

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