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by stensby
Thu Jun 09, 2016 4:53 pm
Forum: Pictures and Videos of the xc90 Plug-in
Topic: Not sure what the purpose is: Volvo's Highway Robbery Video
Replies: 1
Views: 454

Re: Not sure what the purpose is: Volvo's Highway Robbery Vi

And here's the behind the scenes showing how they built the generator.
https://youtu.be/pDLRl6PvEMk

Doesn't seem like a very efficient way to generate electricity!
by stensby
Thu Jun 09, 2016 4:52 pm
Forum: Pictures and Videos of the xc90 Plug-in
Topic: Not sure what the purpose is: Volvo's Highway Robbery Video
Replies: 1
Views: 454

Not sure what the purpose is: Volvo's Highway Robbery Video

https://youtu.be/c4x0w7juhtw

Strange video to say the least, showing them taking power from energy of cars driving past on the highway.
But is this to show how 'wasted' energy can be used by the T8 PHEV?
by stensby
Wed Mar 02, 2016 10:40 pm
Forum: xc90 PHEV News
Topic: Sales of xc90 plug-in for the USA are growing
Replies: 0
Views: 800

Sales of xc90 plug-in for the USA are growing

Sales numbers keep growing for the USA. February was slightly down from January, but looking at the graphs I would expect to see almost 300 sales of the XC90 T8 in the USA next month! http://evcharts.com/files/88a487c67f76410e4b80e068546b449811dcdb22c09d6e8099805293d01d69fc.png Interactive chart is ...
by stensby
Tue Feb 16, 2016 12:39 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Aside from Tesla Model X, any other 7 seat EV capable SUVs?
Replies: 3
Views: 1236

Aside from Tesla Model X, any other 7 seat EV capable SUVs?

I know the Volvo xc90 T8 plug-in hybrid has a third row seat, but the other new plug-in hybrid SUVs that have come to market don't. Am I missing any? Or for a family with 4 kids am I limited to the Tesla Model X or the Volvo T8? Just want to get all my comparisons done before purchasing :) Volvo xc9...
by stensby
Tue Feb 16, 2016 12:34 am
Forum: Volvo xc90 PHEV reviews
Topic: Volvo XC90 T8 test drive from Atlanta, GA (lots of pics)
Replies: 0
Views: 1082

Volvo XC90 T8 test drive from Atlanta, GA (lots of pics)

Found this review on InsideEVs: http://insideevs.com/volvo-xc90-t8-test-drive-review Big credit to Volvo on building the instrument cluster with EV economy in mind. When you drive the car, there is a blended tachometer that shows you what level of acceleration you need to apply to keep the car in th...
by stensby
Tue Feb 16, 2016 12:28 am
Forum: Volvo xc90 PHEV reviews
Topic: 2016 Volvo XC90 Hybrid SUV - Review
Replies: 1
Views: 586

Re: 2016 Volvo XC90 Hybrid SUV - Review

English reviews would be even better :)
by stensby
Tue Feb 02, 2016 4:58 pm
Forum: Buying / Leasing / Dealerships
Topic: Volvo T8 Orders, Delivery dates, etc
Replies: 2
Views: 897

Re: Volvo T8 Orders, Delivery dates, etc

My order's been delayed due to "very high specification mix"

My dealer said that all vehicles being built at the Torslanda plant are delayed in some way or another.

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