LAS VEGAS – Volvo launched its new powertrain initiative in 2007 after word leaked parent company Ford was looking to sell the Swedish brand and talks about regulating carbon-dioxide emissions began to heat up, says a top engineer. “At that point, we started to think about how we could solve this CO2 problem, and we realized (Ford) was our main supplier of engines and, we needed to have a kind of stand-alone scenario,” Jan-Erik Larsson, director-powertrain engineering, ...

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