20 Mar '14, 7pm

How Volvo's new Drive-E Engines set the stage for plug-in-ification

How Volvo's new Drive-E Engines set the stage for plug-in-ification

Coming in the next couple years, the VEA family will add two more 2.0L turbocharged I-4 gas engines and three more same-size turbodiesels divided into two "clusters" of four - one of high- and medium-performance versions, the other optimized for maximum fuel efficiency. The current T6, T5 and (not yet for the US) D4 fall into the performance cluster, as will a later higher-output D5 turbodiesel. The economy-optimized cluster will include T4 and T3 gas versions generating somewhere around 186 and 148 horses, respectively, and D3 and D2 diesels rated at 147 and 118 hp, according to preliminary estimates. All will be built on the same production lines in Volvo's Skovde, Sweden engine plant, and there will likely be a turbocharged three-cylinder variant further down the road. Volvo engineers began working on an all-new engine family in 2007. According to Derek Crabb, Volvo's f...

Full article: http://green.autoblog.com/2014/03/20/how-volvos-new-drive...

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