Volvo is always striving to be at the forefront. While they are already known for their giant leaps in safety, they’re looking to be leaders in quite a few different aspects. 2025’s focus? Electrified vehicles– one-million of them.
In its 2015 Sustainability Report, Volvo has outlined its goals to have one-million electrified cars by 2025 (alongside its goal to: impose climate neutral operations by 2025, move forward to zero deaths and serious injury in a Volvo by 2020, have 35% of its leading positions held by women by 2020, and to work with international partners to advocate sustainability). Among the one-million electrified cars, they are pledging to have a fully electric vehicle by 2019 (not too long from now).
In efforts to fulfill the one-million electrified vehicles, Volvo is looking to offer two hybrid versions of each model, and has been working on the readying process for the past five years with two newly developed vehicle architectures (Scalable Product Architecture and Compact Modular Architecture) that can integrate hybrid or electric car technology.
“The new commitment has been christened ‘omtanke’, which is a Swedish word that means ‘consideration’ or ‘caring’.”
Volvo’s commitment to sustainability reaches beyond the wheel, and into our everyday lives– they are working to reduce the negative impact of the business to bring positive change from improved environmental impact and social growth as a company, and within society.
Volvo currently offers the XC90 T8, which is the plug-in hybrid version of the award-winning luxurious 2016 XC90.
Put head to head, Volvo outranked the BMW over and over…and over again. Sorry BMW, drivers don’t have the time for “inconsistent” and “strained.” In a slowly growing niche of vehicles, the Hybrid SUV, the XC90 T8 is proving to be the best of the best.
The look and feel of the XC90 T8 alone leaves the BMW X6 40e in the shadows. But what happens when you put them to the test? The XC90 stands its ground.
Pushing 300 bhp, (over the BMW’s 242bhp) we question its ability to stand up to its real hybrid appeal. The XC90 is the economical choice for you wallet, time, and mother nature.
As a DMV commuter, traffic has become a part of and sometimes dictates, our everyday lives. Crucial in our commuter-centric world, the XC90 bested the BMW’s 34.9mpg by almost 10 miles per gallon. And even after the battery has taken a toll, and is well depleted the Volvo still goes farther (with a more responsive powerful feel) than its German counterpart. Not to mention, after the battery, the Volvo is running in the 30’s while BMW is falls just below. (You see the pattern here?)
“The XC90 is, quite plainly, the more appealing product.”
What about space? Volvo has managed to finesse the on board drive battery in a way that allows to keep its seven passenger space, while the BMW only has room for five.
And If none of that was at all convincing, consider this– with the XC90 in your driveway you can sleep soundly knowing that its CO2 emissions falls significantly below the BMW’s 78g/km of CO2.
Here’s how the two stack up:
THE 2016 BMW X5 eDrive
4 Cylinder Turbocharged + Electric Motor
All Wheel Drive
Standard Sport Utility Vehicle
83 MPG (combined)
THE 2016 Volvo XC90 T8
4 Cyclinder Turbo/Supercharged + Electric Motor
All Wheel Drive
Standard Sport Utility Vehicle
134.5 MPG (combined)
Don Beyer Volvo has the Largest XC90 inventory in-stock in the Mid-Atlantic. Select yours today.
Volvo nabs the title once more. The season opening of the World Touring Car Championship (WTCC) Race of France starts with Volvo rolling out the safest of the safe. Volvo’s very own V60 Polestar has been named the World’s Safest WTCC Safety Car (Safe-ity safe, safe).
The WTCC had welcomed Volvo Polestar as a manufacturer back in October 2015, but the welcome is now an official partnership as the WTCC Official Safety Car. What’s so special? Equipped with a roll cage, rescue and communication technology, and additional safety equipment, the V60 Polestar safety car will be manned by a driver and observer as the WTCC Safety Car, setting the pace on the racetrack during cautionary periods (racetrack obstructions, poor weather conditions, etc…). Volvo fans and motorsport viewers alike, can now watch the award winning Polestar in action in races all over.
The Volvo Polestar models give you the power, speed, and precision behind the wheel, without sacrificing the safety and peace of mind when driving a Volvo (alone or with the whole family strapped in).
Don Beyer Volvo Falls Church is your exclusive Polestar dealer in the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Area. See our Polestar inventory here.
Whilethe Pope was busy blessing New Yorker’s last Friday, the United States and Don Beyer Volvo were blessed with the groundbreaking of Volvo’s new factory in Ridgeville, South Carolina, located about 30 miles from Charleston.
It was nearly 40 years ago when Volvo first pondered the idea of a U.S. factory. At the time, it was slated to be built in Chesapeake, VA (much closer to Northern Virginia and Don Beyer Volvo). Due to a myriad of factors Volvo decided to build a truck plant in South Carolina instead. Now, after all these years, we will see a U.S. built Volvo S60 roll off the assembly line in 2018.
“I cannot think of a more interesting time in Volvo’s history. We made it happen in Europe, we made it happen in Asia and we’re going to make it happen here.” -Katarina Fjording
The new factory will provide much needed jobs in South Carolina where the unemployment rate is one of the worst in the country. It also will give us quicker access to Volvo’s groundbreaking new products that are proving to be not only the safest cars ever built, but some of the most fuel efficient and climate friendly cars, too!
Who wouldn’t want to drive the latest luxury SUV that The Washington Post dubs as a “fairy god Volvo”? For starters, the car basically has a brain. You can purposely drive poorly and the XC90 will accelerate and brake by itself. The car isn’t only smart, but also polite. It will emit gentle vibrations to remind you to use your turn signal when you change lanes. It can even parallel park by itself. Now if that’s not magical, I don’t know what is.
“The 2016 XC90 is a big toy”
Kids and young people are especially entranced by the iPad dashboard. But there’s something for everyone — Eco-mode for the environmentally concerned, comfort for the luxury crowd and dynamic for the sports car driver. Princeton professor Alain Kornhauser, author of the Smart Driving Cars blog predicts that “People are going to knock the door down for them”. And we can’t blame them, there isn’t another car that can compare to the new XC90.
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