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XC90 boosts Volvo CEO's belief in e-commerce
Posted 6:41 am U.S. ET, Oct. 2
Volvo sold out 1,927 special edition XC90s in 47 hours in the company's first Internet-only sales campaign last month. The First Edition XC90 is shown.
DOUGLAS A. BOLDUC:
Volvo CEO Hakan Samuelsson’s belief in e-commerce got a huge boost because of the XC90. Volvo sold out 1,927 special edition XC90s in 47 hours in the company’s first Internet-only sales campaign last month. Most of the cars were reserved within one hour of the sales start; at peak demand seven cars were sold every minute. Samuelsson said today at the Paris auto show that the “l ...
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For fuel efficiency, the time has come for plug-in hybrids
Posted 9:52 am U.S. ET, Sept. 30
The Eolab concept showcases Renault's new hybrid drivetrain that could make hybrids an affordable choice for car buyers.
Plug-in hybrids are about to become a lot more common on Europe's roads as the region's mass-market brands start to introduce such cars in a bid to lower the average CO2 emissions of their new-car fleets ahead of tougher EU limits. Europe's volume automakers once shunned hybrid drivetrains, leaving the field to Toyota and premium brands, but the Paris auto show will highlight why plug-in hybrids ...
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Renault Eolab's funny numbers
Posted 5:37 am U.S. ET, Sept. 30
Luca Ciferri is Editor of
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I was stunned to discover the weight figures for the Renault Eolab plug-in hybrid concept that debuts at this week’s Paris auto show. A deeper investigation revealed some interesting calculations. Renault’s release on the car says the 955kg Eolab is more than 20 percent lighter the Clio. Another figure touted was that it is 400kg lighter than the Clio. Based on that information I did ...
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Tavares, Palmer, Gales ready to shine in new CEO roles
Posted 2:00 am U.S. ET, Sept. 30
Douglas A. Bolduc is Managing Editor at
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A year ago Carlos Tavares was unemployed, Andy Palmer was Nissan’s global head of planning and Jean-Marc Gales was leading supplier group CLEPA. The three former auto brand No. 2s will have the spotlight all to themselves at the Paris auto show this week. Tavares, 56, rose as high a second-in-command to Carlos Ghosn at Renault before getting restless. He left Renault in summer 2013 and offi ...
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