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Volvo Stories 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.

Volvo Stories April 19

Volvo Cars invests in ultrafast battery maker StoreDot

Volvo Cars has invested in StoreDot, an Israel-based electric vehicle battery startup, through its venture capital arm, Volvo Cars Tech Fund.

Volvo Stories March 18

Volvo C40 Recharge review: Style and performance overcome one major downside

One of the (probably unintended) consequences of putting us in a hybrid before the fully electric Volvo C40 Recharge is juxtaposing just how thoroughly satisfying a quiet, powerful pure EV powertrain in a premium coupe-crossover can be.

Volvo Stories March 15

First look: 2022 Volvo XC60 Recharge PHEV boosted to 35 EV miles

Volvo flew us out to sunny Palm Springs to test the relatively new C40 BEV. But the Gothenburg, Sweden-based company couldn’t help but give us a quick drive in the bigger XC60 Recharge plug-in hybrid while we waited. The mid-sized SUV got a nice upgrade this year to 35 miles of all-electric driving in its […]

Volvo and Starbucks team up on Chargepoint DC fast charging network test from Seattle to Colorado

One area of the EV experience that traditional automakers seem to have little thirst for is the DC fast charging network that recharges their cars over long drives or in cities where Level 1/2 charging is inaccessible. Volvo is now exploring its own DC Fast Charging network of sorts, and it’s teamed up with charging […]

Volvo Stories 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.

Volvo Stories 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.

Volvo Stories February 4

Volvo and Northvolt poach Tesla’s head of Gigafactory Berlin to lead new 50 GWh battery factory in Sweden

Volvo and Northvolt announced plans today to build their previously announced battery gigafactory in Gothenburg, Sweden and hired a Tesla executive to lead the new plant. It will have an annual capacity of up to 50 GWh to support the production of 500,000 electric cars per year, with operations aimed to start by 2025.

Volvo Stories 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 […]

Volvo Stories January 7

Volvo Cars set to debut unsupervised autonomous driving in California

Volvo Cars has announced plans to launch its new Ride Pilot unsupervised autonomous driving feature to customers in the state of California, and it will make its debut in an all-new, all-electric flagship SUV set to make its debut later this year.

Volvo Stories January 4

Jim Rowan announced as new CEO of Volvo Cars

Volvo Cars announced to day that Jim Rowan would be taking the helm as CEO & President, but it’s Jim’s background in EVs and autonomous driving tech that should make the rest of the industry sit up and take notice: Volvo is serious about self-driving cars.

Volvo Stories December 16, 2021

Volvo, Daimler, and Traton invest €500 million to build out high-power electric truck network in Europe

Today, Volvo Group, Daimler Truck, and Volkswagen’s AG heavy-truck business the Traton Group announced the official signing of a joint venture to install and operate a high-performance public charging network for electric, heavy-duty, long-haul trucks and buses across Europe.

Volvo Stories October 27, 2021

Volvo’s prototype autonomous electric construction vehicle started out as a LEGO Technic set

Volvo CE is giving us a closer look into its research and development process, showing off an autonomous battery-powered prototype construction vehicle that’s currently in the works. Even more interestingly, the in-development Volvo LX03 also originated as part of a collaboration with the LEGO Group, making it the very first Technic set to become an […]

Volvo Stories October 19, 2021

Volvo’s latest OTA update will maximize EV range using new Range Assistant app

Swedish automaker Volvo is rolling out its latest over-the-air (OTA) software update to its all-electric vehicles to help improve range and efficiency in multiple ways. This includes smart battery management, a preconditioning timer, and a new Range Assistant app to offer drivers advice and assistance in achieving max battery efficiency. Volvo Cars Subsidiary Polestar is […]

Volvo Stories 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 […]