Yeah, those electrics will be here and there will be more hybrids too. Fossil fuels won't be eliminated entirely in the auto industry for decades, though.Volvo makes some of the world's finest diesel engines. I wonder if they are looking to electrify their trucking segment as well. Volvo has been ahead of the curve for ages- building safe cars back when american cars exploded on impact. Like it or not, the electrics are coming.
It would be be nice if your posts were a little more coherent. They often read like a riddle. Just say whatever it is you're trying to say.CAFE is a joke
Was it scheduled for 55 MPG, coming in a few years?
Anyone notice we are now selling LNG to one country, who is now independent of Russian energy source?
Thank heavens we are now selling our natural energies geopolitical speaking.
Energy is power
Lest we forget the American jobs
Although I don't think the price premium will be $10k on their basic hybrid option, when they do this... because it'll be a 48 volt mild hybrid system.Currently Volvo has the same problem as most other manufacturers. Their hybrid models are priced out of contention, at least for my. If I'm looking at spending mid $40s, I don't want to have to scrape up another $10K for a hybrid.
Personally, I think the move is just to satisfy marketing and to follow the "electric car Pied Piper". Maybe they will generate some new sales out of it, but they are a small player overall.Volvo is now owned by China. China is the world's largest producer of lithium ion batteries. A smart business move perhaps.
I do not know who makes the Diesel engines for Volvo now, but many years ago the engine blocks were made by VW !Volvo makes some of the world's finest diesel engines. I wonder if they are looking to electrify their trucking segment as well. Volvo has been ahead of the curve for ages- building safe cars back when american cars exploded on impact. Like it or not, the electrics are coming.
I do not know who makes the Diesel engines for Volvo now, but many years ago the engine blocks were made by VW !
Auto manufacturers are only assemblers these days, parts come from all over the globe.
Pricing is out for the redesigned V60s and associated models. The hybrid adds about $10 grand from the base models.Although I don't think the price premium will be $10k on their basic hybrid option, when they do this... because it'll be a 48 volt mild hybrid system.
Think things like the $500 California-only eAssist option available on the Silverado/Sierra - that's the kind of price premium that we're talking about, or maybe even less than that.
(That said, their only US hybrid product, the XC90 T8, before tax credits, is a $22,050 premium over the base model. It is a plug-in hybrid, though, and qualifies for $4668 of federal tax credits I think, and whatever state incentives are available.)
I'll look forward to cheap and plentiful fossil fuels as the "greenies" switch to "save the planet"Yeah, those electrics will be here and there will be more hybrids too. Fossil fuels won't be eliminated entirely in the auto industry for decades, though.
Anchor voice-overs on news stories usually aren't much more than short sound bites. It's pretty tough to find context, or overcome media bias in 30 seconds or less. I was at a dinner party over the weekend where someone actually said "By 2019, we won't have gasoline cars anymore" "I heard it on the news". No doubt she shared that fun fact with all of her facebook contacts.The media doesn't have time for details.
Most ultra large moving vehicles are hybrids.In general terms, and based on my observations throughout the years, hybrid engines are overall a better fit for smaller cars (think of a Jetta sized vehicle) vs. a light duty diesel engine will be better suited for a larger/heavier vehicle. Volvo cars tend to be on the heavier side based on their size categories. So I am not sure how well they will perform efficiency/performance wise for what they are going to cost.
Perhaps the intent of my message was lost in translation :-(Most ultra large moving vehicles are hybrids.
ALL modern Trains
And the largest truck in the world
Hybrid drive trains make MORE sense in larger vehicles. It's just not enough of a benefit at the ~80k lb level to justify the added cost. It's popular with cars to meet efficiency requirement larger vehicles are exempt from.
Perfectly stated. Thank you.Well, yes and no . . . diesel electric is diesel prime power running a gen to traction motors. Dynamic braking just dumps energy from traction motors (running as generators) as heat - no attempt to recover. To me, the 'hybrid' term implies an electric power source such as a battery as well, which does not exist in diesel electric configurations. Note also that diesel electric was done mainly due to transmission failure issues in direct drive applications, not for efficiency . . .