Volvo Stories January 24

This week, Volvo is adding itself to the list of many truck manufacturers working on electric trucks.

The Swedish group says that it will bring the electric trucks to the road as soon as this year and start selling them next year. expand full story

Volvo Stories January 22

Polestar, Volvo’s performance brand recently relaunched as an all-electric brand, was off to a somewhat awkward but interesting start last year when it unveiled its first vehicle; the Polestar 1.

The car turned out to be a highly expensive plug-in hybrid, which the automaker quickly made sound outdated by announcing that they would bring an all-electric “Tesla Model 3 competitor” to production a year later.

In a new interview, the automaker’s CEO elaborates on those plans. expand full story

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Volvo Stories November 24, 2017

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. expand full story

Volvo Stories November 20, 2017

This morning Uber Technologies Inc. announced that they have agreed to purchase 24,000 Volvo XC90 plug-in hybrids from the Swedish company to for a fleet of driverless cars. Let that sink in for a moment, 24 thousand self-driving sports utility vehicles. That is 10,000 more than the number of yellow cabs in New York City.

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Volvo Stories October 17, 2017

In a strange move today, Polestar, Volvo’s newly rebranded performance electric car brand, unveiled its first vehicle, a plug-in hybrid 2+2 seat Grand Tourer Coupé (PHEV), and quickly made it somehow outdated by announcing that all future Polestar cars will be all-electric (BEV). expand full story

Volvo Stories July 5, 2017

Volvo has yet to offer an all-electric vehicle or even to unveil one, but it announced today plans to only release electric vehicles starting in 2019.

But the news has some nuances and is being misreported, likely partly due to Volvo itself calling the announcement “Volvo Cars to go all electric“. expand full story

Volvo Stories June 21, 2017

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.  expand full story

Volvo Stories May 17, 2017

Today, Volvo Chief Executive Officer Hakan Samuelsson said that the current generation of diesel engines will be the automaker’s last and that they will instead focus on electric vehicles.

And he also gave credit to Tesla for launching demand for electric vehicles, which actually plays right into the automaker’s mission. expand full story

Volvo Stories April 13, 2017

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 globally. expand full story

Volvo Stories April 7, 2017

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 which the Swedish brand plans to launch its own first long-range EV by the end of the decade.

This week, we get a look at Lynk & Co second concept, which apparently has been unveiled early and ahead of the specs. expand full story

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