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TDImons

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Message Posted: Aug 19, 2013 2:25:21 AM

Volvo released details of its new Drive-E family of powertrains on Friday. Vehicles with the extra-efficient engines will arrive at dealerships early next year.

Drive-E is also Volvo's name for all of its green innovations, encompassing everything from a sustainable manufacturing process, use of recycled materials and low-emission powertrains.
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millerin
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2013 9:59:33 AM

will see
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truvoice1
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Message Posted: Aug 19, 2013 4:46:45 PM

As the owner of several Volvos over the years (three currently), they have been well engineered, but not the most fuel efficient vehicles. This technology is promising: however, I hope Volvo stops being so guarded about their service information so independent repair shops can start working on the newer models without having to invest thousands of dollars annually to do so. Volvo dealers are too expensive and all they want to do is replace parts until they find the problem!
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YumaFellow
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Message Posted: Aug 19, 2013 12:33:44 PM

Now if Volvo could just make more fuel efficient cars.
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skinsfan125
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Message Posted: Aug 19, 2013 11:48:31 AM

hope the car will be easy to push.
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BigTruc
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Message Posted: Aug 19, 2013 11:04:03 AM

Sounds like a better mouse trap.
(or should I say 'Hamster wheel')
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kbom4fuel
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Message Posted: Aug 19, 2013 9:23:48 AM

Sounds like progress.
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Costello
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Message Posted: Aug 19, 2013 9:17:11 AM

Hope it works...
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QualTekGuy
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Message Posted: Aug 19, 2013 8:59:25 AM

Interesting
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sljbc475
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Message Posted: Aug 19, 2013 8:46:25 AM

Only the Volvo owners will know for sure.
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taxed2death
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Message Posted: Aug 19, 2013 8:41:24 AM

seems i have heard this from other companies before , turned out to be b.s.
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Message Posted: Aug 19, 2013 8:40:55 AM

I hope to see it happen.
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Message Posted: Aug 19, 2013 8:40:45 AM

Sounds like a good idea.
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amoshins
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Message Posted: Aug 19, 2013 8:35:06 AM

Cool innovation. MPGs will depend on which vehicle engines are installed. A 26% savings in fuel economy seems pretty high...
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savannahoaks
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Message Posted: Aug 19, 2013 8:32:06 AM

Will they get the same mileage as a diesel? They don't point to the actual MPG you'll get, just some percentage better than current.
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craigsf38
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Message Posted: Aug 19, 2013 8:31:47 AM

interesting but time will tell
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bondo
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Message Posted: Aug 19, 2013 8:29:22 AM

Time will tell how effective and dependable this will be.
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Message Posted: Aug 19, 2013 8:28:43 AM

Doubt that I could afford one.

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cheli2010
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Message Posted: Aug 19, 2013 8:24:32 AM

ahh if you can afford to buy it you can surly afford to pay the gas that goes into it.
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PriceMiser94
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Message Posted: Aug 19, 2013 8:21:59 AM

Nice, but can't afford
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Message Posted: Aug 19, 2013 8:20:45 AM

I would like to see the MPG and cost numbers on this volvo product.
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Message Posted: Aug 19, 2013 8:20:25 AM

Those clever Swedes. I wonder how long before we see more supercharged engines all together.
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Message Posted: Aug 19, 2013 8:19:56 AM

Good for Volvo fans, but I still don't want one.
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Message Posted: Aug 19, 2013 8:19:35 AM

Not on my radar.
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Message Posted: Aug 19, 2013 8:18:41 AM

Time will tell if these new engines work well and last. Either way, the price of a Volvo will make them expensive.
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Message Posted: Aug 19, 2013 8:16:06 AM

Cool.
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Message Posted: Aug 19, 2013 8:15:47 AM

OK. And?
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Message Posted: Aug 19, 2013 8:14:48 AM

Good
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Message Posted: Aug 19, 2013 8:13:48 AM

Cool
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Message Posted: Aug 19, 2013 8:13:47 AM

okay
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Message Posted: Aug 19, 2013 8:13:29 AM

Sounds like a very good thing
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Message Posted: Aug 19, 2013 8:13:23 AM

No Volvo for me.
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Message Posted: Aug 19, 2013 8:13:14 AM

oh eee
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Message Posted: Aug 19, 2013 8:13:02 AM

Too bad Volvo will not be bringing in its existing V60 plug-in electric/DIESEL hybrid--over 35 miles in pure electric range, incredible torquey clean diesel power for highway cruising, or a mix. And all at way above 100 mpg average.
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Message Posted: Aug 19, 2013 8:12:43 AM

good
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Message Posted: Aug 19, 2013 8:12:38 AM

ok
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Message Posted: Aug 19, 2013 8:12:19 AM

Can't afford it or a Leaf, or anything other than what I already have
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Message Posted: Aug 19, 2013 8:11:56 AM

It really all about the 8 speed transmission right?
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Message Posted: Aug 19, 2013 8:11:36 AM

not for me
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Message Posted: Aug 19, 2013 8:11:04 AM

okay
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Message Posted: Aug 19, 2013 8:10:49 AM

Ford.
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Message Posted: Aug 19, 2013 8:10:47 AM

nice
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Message Posted: Aug 19, 2013 8:10:23 AM

wow.......
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Message Posted: Aug 19, 2013 8:10:10 AM

ok
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Message Posted: Aug 19, 2013 8:10:03 AM

I'll wait for more feedback.
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Message Posted: Aug 19, 2013 8:10:00 AM

Good for Volvo!
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Message Posted: Aug 19, 2013 8:09:48 AM

Big deal, who cares?
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Message Posted: Aug 19, 2013 8:08:52 AM

good
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Message Posted: Aug 19, 2013 8:08:15 AM

Agreed!
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Message Posted: Aug 19, 2013 8:08:09 AM

keep up the innovation
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Message Posted: Aug 19, 2013 8:07:52 AM

We shall see won't we???
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