Volvo Wins Motion to Dismiss XC90 Hybrid Lawsuit

Xavier Laurens paid $72,000 for his Volvo XC90 T8, in part because he expected it would save him money driving to and from work. Instead, Mr. Laurens found his fancy new SUV only got 18 miles on a single battery charge.

He filed a lawsuit in July 2016 saying he never would have paid an extra $20,000 for a hybrid SUV if Volvo hadn’t claimed the vehicle getting up-to 25 miles per charge.

Volvo argued that the plaintiff misunderstood the information provided about the battery. Plus – and this is the big one – Volvo offered Mr. Laurens a complete refund. After that, the judge agreed to Volvo’s motion to dismiss the case.