Volvo Cars introduces new in-car Advanced Air Cleaner technology; measures PM2.5 inside cabin

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Volvo Cars has introduced a world-first premium air quality technology in its cars, allowing Volvo drivers to breathe clean and healthy air inside their cars and clean the air of their cabin ahead of their journey.

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Electric Volvo Crash Test

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Looks like the Electric Volvo C30 comes out great in the offset 40 mph crash test. Good thing, since it's packing 440 volts. Watch

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Volvo robotaxis roll out in suburban Shanghai

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Volvo robotaxis are rolling out in suburban Shanghai as part of a pilot program from China’s dominant ride-hailing platform, Didi Chuxing. Since Saturday, users of Didi’s app aged 18 to 70 have been able to sign up for a free test drive.

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Volvo Trucks North America demonstrates pilot electric VNR models; Volvo LIGHTS

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Volvo Trucks North America offered a first look at its Class 8 battery-electric project trucks during an exclusive event at TEC Equipment dealership in Fontana, California. The Volvo LIGHTS project was made possible by an award to South Coast AQMD of $44.8 Volvo Group contributed $36.7

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DHE begins piloting Volvo VNR Electric heavy-duty trucks in SoCal fleet

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Freight operator Dependable Highway Express (DHE) has received two Volvo VNR Electric trucks—the first battery-electric Class 8 trucks to join DHE’s fleet. The electric trucks will be added to DHE’s existing fleet of more than 500 Volvo trucks operating across North America.

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Volvo claims first system to assess PM2.5 air quality inside vehicle cabin

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That makes Volvo's announcement of in-car air-quality monitoring this past week depressingly timely. Volvo's

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Greenlots and Volvo Trucks partner on first installation of chargers for Volvo LIGHTS electrified trucking project

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Greenlots, a member of the Shell Group and a provider of electric vehicle (EV) charging and energy management solutions, has installed charging infrastructure for a fleet of electrified commercial trucks as part of its ongoing partnership with Volvo Trucks.

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Volvo opens orders for XC40 Recharge electric car

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Ahead of the arrival of the Volvo XC40 Recharge later this year, the Swedish automaker has opened its order books “in select markets” that include the U.S.

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Volvo 48V MHEV powertrain now available on all models

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In a broad portfolio upgrade, Volvo Cars announced that its 48-volt mild-hybrid powertrain options are now available on every Volvo model, further boosting the company’s electrified offerings.

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Volvo Buses partners with Batteryloop on second-life applications for electric bus batteries

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Volvo Buses and Stena Recycling subsidiary Batteryloop are collaborating on second-life applications for batteries from Volvo electric buses. Volvo Buses is one of the pioneers in electromobility which provides clean, quiet and efficient public transport.

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Real-world tests soon for electric fire truck powered by Volvo, with diesel backup

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Volvo Trucks has said it is committed to electric trucks, but that doesn't just mean cargo-haulers.

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Volvo Cars inaugurates new battery assembly line at Ghent manufacturing plant

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Volvo Cars formally inaugurated a new battery assembly line at its Belgian manufacturing plant in Ghent, where it will start building its first fully electric car, the XC40 Recharge P8, later this year. Volvo XC40 Recharge powertrain. The XC40 Recharge P8 is the first of a family of fully electric Volvos. It is the company’s first fully electric car and the first Volvo with a brand new infotainment system powered by Google’s Android operating system.

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First electric Volvo trucks delivered to customers

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Volvo Trucks delivered its first all-electric vehicles on 19 February: a refuse truck to waste and recycling company Renova, and a distribution truck to the logistics company DB Schenker and partner haulier TGM, operating in Sweden. The Volvo FL Electric, Volvo’s first all-electric vehicle, is developed for distribution, refuse handling and other urban transport applications. —Roger Alm, President Volvo Trucks.

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Volvo Trucks deploys first pilot all-electric VNR Truck at TEC Equipment in Southern California

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Volvo Trucks North America has deployed its first pilot VNR Electric truck in Southern California as part of the Volvo LIGHTS (Low Impact Green Heavy Transport Solutions) project—a collaboration with the South Coast Air Quality Management District (South Coast AQMD) and 13 other organizations to develop a blueprint to successfully introduce battery-electric trucks and equipment into the market at scale. contract to the Volvo Group to design and implement the project.

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Volvo PHEV in 2012

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The web is filled with news of Volvo's partnership with Swedish energy company Vattenfall to bring a plug-in hybrid to market in 2012. Tags: volvo vattenfall plug-in hybrid

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Volvo Penta develops electric driveline for Rosenbauer fire truck

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Volvo Penta has developed an electric driveline for leading fire service vehicle manufacturer Rosenbauer’s pioneering fire truck, enabling a new solution with zero exhaust emissions and significantly reduced noise levels. Volvo Penta has been collaborating with its longstanding customer Rosenbauer to develop an electric driveline for the platform and industrialized version of the company’s Concept Fire Truck (CFT), known as “Revolutionary Technology” (RT).

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2021 Volvo plug-in hybrid models get a big price reduction

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Prices for 2021 Volvo plug-in hybrid models—nearly rebadged Recharge T8, or Recharge Plug-In Hybrid—are substantially lower than 2020 models, according to an early order guide obtained by CarsDirect.

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Volvo Car and Geely considering full combination

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Volvo Car AB and Geely Automobile Holdings Limited are considering combining their businesses to create a strong global group, which would accelerate financial and technological synergies between the two companies. Volvo Cars was founded in 1927 and is one of the most well-known and respected premium car brands, with sales of 705,452 cars in 2019 in about 100 countries. Volvo Cars has been under the ownership of the Zhejiang Geely Holding of China since 2010.

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Volvo starts masking its exhaust tips, on the way to more EVs

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Volvo announced Monday, within a series of styling and feature updates to its model lineup, that it’s hiding its exhaust tips within the rear bumper.

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Volvo Buses receives order for 60 high-capacity electric buses from Malmö

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Scandinavian transport operator Nobina has ordered 60 Volvo high-capacity electric buses which will enter service in Malmö, Sweden next year. —Håkan Agnevall, President of Volvo Buses.

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Volvo to build electric XC90 and its battery packs in South Carolina in 2022

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Volvo revealed in October, amid the preview of the upcoming XC40 Recharge electric crossover, that an electric version of its next-generation XC90 SUV will be built at Volvo’s plant in Ridgeville, South Carolina, near Charleston.

Volvo Cars? Chengdu car plant powered by 100% renewable electricity; 65% hydropower

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The Volvo Cars manufacturing plant in Chengdu, the company’s largest in China, is now powered by 100% renewable electricity, taking the company’s global renewable electricity mix in its manufacturing network to 80%. It is the latest concrete step towards Volvo Cars’ ambition to have climate-neutral manufacturing by 2025, part of a wider climate plan that aims to reduce the overall carbon footprint per car by 40% between 2018 and 2025.

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ABB to supply high-voltage chargers for Volvo LIGHTS project in SoCal; up to 920VDC

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ABB will supply high voltage-capable chargers for the Volvo LIGHTS project. The Volvo LIGHTS project is a partnership among the Volvo Group, Volvo Trucks, and Greenlots along with several more industry leaders and stakeholders in transportation and electrical charging infrastructure.

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Volvo Buses launches new electric articulated bus

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Volvo Buses is launching a new electrically-powered articulated bus that can carry up to 150 passengers and with 80% lower energy consumption compared to a corresponding diesel bus. With the Volvo 7900 Electric Articulated, Volvo Buses is making it attractive to electrify even high-frequency bus routes with large numbers of passengers. The Volvo 7900 Electric Articulated is available in two lengths, 18 and 18.7

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Volvo Car Group exceeds 600,000 vehicles sold on the CMA platform

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Volvo Car Group, including its strategic affiliates Lynk & Co and Polestar, produce vehicles based on the Compact Modular Architecture (CMA) platform, introduced in 2017. The CMA platform, co-developed by Volvo Cars and Zhejiang Geely Holding (Geely), is an example of the joint development, production and procurement achieved since Geely’s acquisition of Volvo Cars on 2 August 2010. The platform made its debut in 2017 with the popular Volvo XC40.

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Volvo reuses bus batteries for solar storage

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Volvo, which builds trucks. As solar installations ramp up and electric vehicles have been on the market for a few years, automakers are starting to look for ways to get more life out of old electric-car batteries, repurposing them for stationary storage. And if you're going to use vehicle old batteries for storage, you might as well use big ones. battery pack Buses

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Lucid SUV, Volvo plug-in hybrid price drop, Taycan OTA features: Today’s Car News

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Volvo plug-in hybrids cost less for 2021 than for 2020. Volvo plug-in hybrid models get a big. The Porsche Taycan gets a series of minor updates for 2021—including easier fast-charging and the potential of over-the-air feature subscriptions.

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Volvo Trucks to demonstrate Volvo VNR electric trucks in California in 2019; commercialize in NA in 2020

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Volvo Trucks will introduce all-electric Volvo VNR regional-haul demonstrators in California next year, operating in distribution, regional-haul and drayage operations. Sister company Volvo Buses has sold more than 4,000 electrified buses since 2010. We are proud to announce the Volvo VNR Electric, designed to support cities focused on sustainable urban development and fleets operating in a range of regional-haul and distribution operations.

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Volvo masks exhaust, pop-up chargers, battery firm going public: Today’s Car News

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Volvo is hiding its tailpipe exhaust tips, as it ramps up for a big push toward plug-in vehicles. Another charger design, being tested in the UK, stows neatly in the sidewalk when it’s not in use.

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Volvo Cars and Volvo Trucks share live vehicle data to improve traffic safety

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Volvo Cars, the premium car maker, and leading truck maker Volvo Trucks (independent companies despite the names) are collaborating to share real-time data to expand coverage of the companies’ connected safety technology—cloud-based systems that allow vehicle to communicate with each other and alert drivers of nearby hazards. Volvo Cars had launched its own passenger-car version of Connected Safety was launched by Volvo Cars in 2016.

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Every Volvo model now comes with a 180 km/h speed limit and Care Key

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Every new Volvo car now comes with a limited top speed of 180 km/h (112 mph), as Volvo Cars delivers on its promise made last year to introduce such a limitation and goes beyond regulation and legislation to help close the remaining gap to zero serious injuries and fatalities in traffic. Volvo Cars introduces Care Key as standard on all cars for safe car sharing. —Malin Ekholm, head of the Volvo Cars Safety Center.

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VW’s electric sales targets, Volvo’s particulate smarts, cleaning up the air with more EVs: Today’s Car News

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Several new Volvo models give you the fine particulate levels in your vehicle cabin. Volkswagen is targeting 500,000 EVs per year by the middle of the decade, globally—and that’s just counting its ID.4 crossover.

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Volvo to boost plug-in hybrid production to 25 percent of fleet

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While other automakers are moving away from plug-in hybrids to electric powertrains, Volvo is finding unexpected success with its lineup of plug-in hybrids. At a recent roundtable with journalists in Sweden, Volvo CEO Hakan Samuelsson said the company is disappointed that it underestimated demand for its plug-in hybrids. DON'T MISS: Volvo XC90.

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Volvo Trucks presents second electric truck model in three weeks: Volvo FE Electric

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Just three weeks after the unveiling of Volvo Trucks’ first all-electric truck, the Volvo FL Electric ( earlier post ), the company is expanding its product range with a second electric truck. The Volvo FE Electric is designed for heavier city distribution and refuse transport operations with gross weights of up to 27 tonnes. power) with a Volvo 2-speed transmission. Volvo FE Electric drivetrain. —Claes Nilsson, President Volvo Trucks.

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Video review: Volvo S60

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Volvo's complete renewal of its product range reaches another milestone with the introduction of the striking new S60

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Next-generation Volvo cars to be equipped with Luminar LiDAR technology for self-driving

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Volvo Cars will equip its next-generation cars with Luminar LiDAR and perception technology. The partnership will deliver Volvo’s first fully self-driving technology for highways and paves the way for future active safety developments. Volvo Cars took a stake in Luminar in 2018 ( earlier post ). Put together, this gives Volvo users who want it access to a safe, fully self-driving feature for use on highways. —Henrik Green, chief technology officer at Volvo Cars.

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Review: Volvo XC40 Recharge

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Volvo promised that all of its cars would be electrified in some way by 2020, and it completed that task recently by adding a plug-in hybrid powertrain to the popular XC40 SUV

Volvo Cars launches Volvo XC40 Recharge EV as first of new Recharge line; new climate plan

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Volvo Cars introduced the XC40 Recharge, the company’s first fully electric car and the first model to appear in its brand new Recharge car line concept. The XC40 Recharge, based on the multi-award-winning and best-selling XC40 small SUV, is the first of a family of fully electric Volvos. The EV is also the first Volvo with a new infotainment system powered by Google’s Android operating system. Volvo Cars aims for plug-in hybrid cars to make up 20% of total sales in 2020.

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Volvo Trucks to introduce next iteration of Volvo Active Driver Assist in VNR, VNL & VNX models

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Volvo Active Driver Assist (VADA) 2.0, a comprehensive collision mitigation system, will be made standard in the new Volvo VNR and VNL models, and available on VNX models, later this year. The Volvo Active Driver Assist technology we first introduced with Bendix Wingman Fusion in 2017 was a groundbreaking achievement for increased efficiency and safety through automation. —Johan Agebrand, product marketing director, Volvo Trucks North America.

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Volkswagen buys wireless car service from Volvo

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In automotive electronics news that doesn't come from this week's CES, Volkswagen announced late last month that it is buying wireless automotive technology from Volvo. The technology is expected to enable VW's upcoming We car sharing program as well as to allow drivers to control some vehicle functions remotely, which could impact things such as

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Volvo Group and Isuzu Motors intend to form strategic alliance; Volvo to transfer UD Trucks to Isuzu

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The Volvo Group and Isuzu Motors signed a non-binding Memorandum of Understanding with the intent to form a strategic alliance within commercial vehicles in order to capture the opportunities in the ongoing transformation of the industry. This will entail transferring ownership of the complete UD Trucks business globally from the Volvo Group to Isuzu Motors in order to accelerate growth by leveraging greater volumes and complementary capabilities.

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Report: 2024 Volvo XC100 Recharge EV will embrace SUV-coupe trend

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Volvo will embrace the SUV-coupe trend started by German luxury automakers with its own electric contender, according to a new report. The 2024 Volvo XC100 Recharge will follow the SUV-coupe template by combining a tall, high-riding body with a low roofline, according to Motor Trend. While the term "coupe" traditionally refers to a two-door

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Volvo Cars trucks-to-trains swap significantly cuts emissions in logistics network

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Volvo Cars is significantly cutting CO 2 emissions in its logistics operations by switching transports between its manufacturing plants and new car depots from trucks to trains. Both initiatives form part of the climate action plan that Volvo Cars revealed this year. The 2025 plan is one tangible step towards Volvo Cars’ ambition of becoming a climate-neutral company by 2040. —Javier Varela, Senior Vice President of Manufacturing and Logistics at Volvo Cars.

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