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September 21

Volvo’s all-electric EX90 will succeed XC90 SUV and include a LiDAR-powered ‘invisible shield of safety’

Volvo Cars has begun teasing a new flagship electric SUV called the EX90, set to become the successor to the popular XC90 model as it pivots toward an all-electric future. The full reveal of the new EV won’t happen until this fall, but Volvo is already calling the EX90 its safest vehicle to date and […]

July 11

Volvo cuts ties with EU car lobbying group ACEA and laggard approach to electrification

Volvo Cars announced plans to leave the European Automobile Manufacturer’s Association (ACEA) by the end of 2022, citing differences between the long-standing lobby’s zero-emission strategy and its own.

March 3

Volvo Cars is the latest company taking a crack at wireless EV charging

Swedish automaker, Volvo Cars, shared news that it is testing wireless EV charging technology in a live city environment to evaluate its potential. The stations in Gothenburg, Sweden will offer wireless charging to Volvo XC40 Recharge EVs operated by taxi company, Cabonline, over the next three years.

February 8

Volvo Cars to invest over $1 billion to upgrade Swedish plant with tech-like mega casting for its next generation of BEVs

Volvo Cars has shared news that it plans to invest SEK 10 billion (~$1.09 billion) in its Torslanda manufacturing plant in Sweden, to deliver advanced production practices for its next generation of fully electric vehicles. This includes mega casting of aluminum body parts, a new battery assembly plant, and more.

January 11

Volvo previews sleek upgrades to Android OS infotainment system for the Polestar 3 and other upcoming EVs

Volvo Cars has announced it will use Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 3rd generation digital cockpit technology to help power its infotainment system. Together with Google’s Android Automotive Operating System (AAOS), this upgrade will mean a faster infotainment system offering an ecosystem of features for future drivers of the Polestar 3, Volvo’s forthcoming electric SUV, and other upcoming […]

April 13, 2017

Volvo’s first all-electric vehicle will be built in China and exported globally, says report

We were surprised when Lex Kerssemakers, CEO of Volvo Car USA, said that the Swedish automaker is aggressively pushing for its first long-range electric car to start between $35,000 and $40,000. We now get more insights into how they could achieve that from a report stating that they plan to build the car in China and export it […]

April 7, 2017

Volvo-based electric sedan concept unveiled by Geely’s Lynk & Co

Geely, China’s automotive giant, appears to want to get the most out of its acquisition of Sweden’s Volvo. After using some of the automaker’s engineering and manufacturing talent to set up Chinese operations, the company launched a new global brand, Lynk & Co, to produce hybrid and electric vehicles using Volvo’s own Compact Modular Architecture, on […]

December 19, 2016

Tesla poaches Volvo’s ‘Head of Interior Engineering’ to improve its interior quality

Tesla managed to hire a top engineering talent from the Swedish automaker Volvo. Electrek has learned that Anders Bell, Senior Director of Engineering at Volvo and the automaker’s ‘Head of Interior Engineering’ is joining Tesla in an equivalent role this month.

October 1, 2020

Volvo starts production of its highly-anticipated XC40 electric SUV

Today, Volvo started production of its highly-anticipated XC40 Recharge electric SUV, the first fully electric vehicle from the Swedish brand.

October 8, 2020

Interview: Gregor Hembrough explains how Polestar can have its cake and eat it too

Polestar is a bit of an enigma as far as auto companies are concerned. The company, which is a joint venture between Geely and Volvo (which, in turn, is also owned by Geely), operates independently on some fronts from either Geely or Volvo in order to remain nimble. But it also leans heavily on its […]

June 16, 2021

Polestar 3 electric SUV to be built and sold in the US

Swedish automaker Polestar has announced that its upcoming performance SUV, the Polestar 3, will be built in the US and targeted at American consumers. The all-electric SUV will be manufactured at the Volvo Cars production center in South Carolina and supported by retail “Spaces” across the US.

November 24, 2017

Volvo’s Polestar electric car brand starts construction at new factory in China

Last month, Volvo’s Polestar was revamped as a performance electric car brand and it had a big launch – unveiling its first vehicle and announcing several more electric vehicles to come. Now they announced that they started construction at their new factory in China where they will produce those cars.

March 19, 2021

Geely looks to battle Tesla with its own premium EV brand Zeekr

Auto manufacturer Geely plans to launch a new premium EV brand called Zeekr in China. Zeekr will exist as a separate brand and marketing strategy under the Geely umbrella. The automaker reportedly hopes to develop premium vehicles like Mercedes-Benz to compete with the likes of Tesla.

February 24, 2021

Polestar 2 now available for test drives in select cities

EV automaker Polestar is now allowing prospective customers to book test drives of its Polestar 2 electric fastback. Its website now lets consumers arrange a visit to a retail location near them. Additionally, the company can also bring the Polestar 2 to your home or office, depending on where you’re located. So far, Polestar has […]

April 7, 2020

Volvo joins automakers siding with California on emissions, opposing Trump administration

Donald Trump last week gutted fuel economy standards, a direct attack on electric vehicles. The move further separates federal emissions standards from California’s strong zero-emission rules. Thank goodness, BMW, Ford, Honda, and Volkswagen sided with California by striking individual deals with the state for higher efficiency. Now Volvo joins those four automakers by directly negotiating […]

September 3, 2021

Polestar shares its EV carbon impact data to offer transparency, build consumer trust

In a refreshing display of transparency, Polestar has publicly shared details of the carbon footprint of its EV models compared to ICE vehicles. With this data, Polestar looks to better educate consumers and build trust as it pertains to emissions.

May 17, 2018

Geely’s Volvo electric vehicles are using Korean batteries made in China and the competition isn’t happy

China’s protectionist laws are currently being relaxed when it comes to electric vehicles, but there are still some rigorous restrictions. For example, Chinese electric vehicles need to be powered by Chinese batteries. A new report now shows that Geely found a workaround for Volvo’s electric vehicles by using Korean batteries made in China and the competition […]

March 15, 2018

Volvo starts taking configurations and $2,500 deposits for their Polestar 1 Plug-in Hybrid

Volvo’s recently unveiled Polestar 1 plug-in hybrid just got one step closer to reality, as they started taking pre-orders today and posted an online configurator allowing interested customers to check out the various color and wheel options available on the car. We don’t yet know much about the buying process, as Volvo recently said cars […]

August 15, 2018

Volvo brings a Tesla Model 3 to Sweden, presumably to benchmark and reverse-engineer

The Tesla Model 3 is having a major impact on the automotive market. Some established automakers are taking it very seriously and getting their hands on the vehicle for benchmarking and reverse-engineering. Volvo is apparently adding itself to the list as it was spotted with a Model 3 in Sweden.

June 21, 2017

Volvo announces upcoming new ’world beating’ performance electric vehicles under its Polestar brand

Volvo, a Swedish automaker owned by China’s Geely, announced a new aspect of its plans to transition the company in the new electric revolution. The company is launching its Polestar brand as a separate entity to build and sell performance electric vehicles. 

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