Polestar to develop electrified performance brand for Volvo Cars

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Volvo Cars announced that Polestar, its performance car arm, is to become a new separately-branded electrified global high performance car company, marking the latest stage in Volvo’s ongoing transformation. In order to drive the development of the brand, Volvo Cars also announced that Thomas Ingenlath, Senior Vice President Design at Volvo, will assume the position of Chief Executive Officer at Polestar.

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Volvo tests Flybrid KERS technology

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Volvo Car Group''s engineering company, Flybrid Automotive, has been testing a kinetic energy recovery system (KERS) on passenger cars in the UK. Volvo says that the system is capable of cutting fuel consumption by 25% while offering 80 extra horsepower. Latest News Volvo

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Volvo Trucks testing long-haul hybrid powertrain in Concept Truck

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With the Volvo Concept Truck, Volvo Trucks has developed its first hybrid vehicle designed for long-haul applications. Volvo Trucks estimates that in long haul operation, the hybrid powertrain will allow the combustion engine to be shut off for up to 30% of the driving time.

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Review: Volvo XC60

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Volvo Cars reveals new XC60 premium SUV, led by PHEV model, at Geneva

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Volvo Cars revealed the much-anticipated new XC60 premium SUV at the Geneva Motor Show. The new car replaces Volvo’s highly-successful original XC60, which in the nine years since its launch became the bestselling premium mid-sized SUV in Europe with nearly a million units sold globally.

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Volvo Trucks introducing OTA remote programming for trucks

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Volvo Trucks North America is expanding its connected vehicle services with new Remote Programming to increase truck uptime, reduce downtime costs, and improve vehicle efficiency, all through powertrain software and parameter updates. The service will be available in the third quarter of 2017 for all Volvo trucks equipped with engines meeting 2017 US greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions standards.

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Volvo CE unveils the next generation of its autonomous electric load carrier concept

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Volvo Construction Equipment (CE) presented the HX2 autonomous, battery-electric, load carrier at CONEXPO/CON-AGG 2017. Volvo CE showcased the first-generation of the prototype HX machine—HX1—at the company’s Xploration Forum in September last year.

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Volvo Cars to introduce 3-cylinder FWD PHEV in 2018, BEVs & 48V mild hybrid in 2019; Modular Electrification Platform

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Volvo Cars will introduce a front-wheel drive (FWD), 3-cylinder engine variant of its Twin Engine plug-in hybrid electric vehicle system in 2018, followed by its first production battery-electric vehicles and a new 48V mild hybrid system in 2019, according to Mats Anderson, Senior Director of Electric Propulsion Systems. Currently in its line-up, Volvo offers the T8 Twin Engine all-wheel drive (AWD) system, currently on the XC 90 T8 Drive-E Twin Engine ( earlier post ).

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Volvo Cars and Autoliv team up with NVIDIA to develop advanced systems for self-driving cars

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Volvo Cars, automotive safety systems provider Autoliv, and NVIDIA are teaming up to develop advanced systems and software for self-driving cars. The three companies will work together with Zenuity, a newly-formed automotive software development joint venture equally owned by Volvo Cars and Autoliv ( earlier post ), to develop next generation self-driving car technologies. Volvo Cars is committed to having Level 4 autonomous cars for sale by 2021.

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Volvo to electrify all cars from 2019: 'end of internal-combustion engine alone'

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Volvo has announced a major leap forward in an effort to embrace an electrified portfolio of vehicles. To be clear, this is not the immediate end of the internal-combustion engine for Volvo: its electrified future.

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Volvo V40 boosts economy to 88mpg

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A new, updated Volvo V40 will emit as little as 88g/km CO2 and achieve fuel economy as strong as 88mpg combined, according to preliminary figures. Available from May, manual version of the standard Volvo V40 [.]. Volvo CO2 emissions fuel economy Volvo V40

Volvo Cars selects Aerovironment for its first custom global EV charging station

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AeroVironment announced its selection by Volvo Cars as the developer of Volvo Cars’ first custom global EV charging station. Incorporating customer design elements and branding specifically for Volvo Cars, this charging station can be conveniently wall mounted. This is Volvo Cars’ third EV charging initiative, this time for a reliable global charging station. AeroVironment’s TurboCord Dual plug-in EV charger is also a Volvo Cars-preferred charging solution.

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Volvo develops advanced new batteries for EVs

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Volvo has developed a new system for storing electrical energy in cars which could see us kiss goodbye to heavy batteries. Electric cars Volvo

Volvo Cars and Geely to establish JV to boost synergies, accelerate next-gen electrified vehicle technology

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Volvo Cars plans to set up a new joint venture technology company with Geely Holding, the Chinese car group, to share existing and future technology, to deepen industrial synergies and to provide the economies of scale that will allow them to develop next generation electrified vehicle technology more rapidly. Volvo Cars, Geely Auto and LYNK & CO are controlled by Geely Holding, the Chinese car group. Separately, Volvo is taking a significant minority shareholding in LYNK & CO.

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GKN supplying eAxle to plug-in hybrid Volvo S90

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GKN Driveline, which works as a development partner on all-wheel drive and plug-in hybrid systems for Volvo Cars, is producing an eAxle system for the new Volvo S90 plug-in hybrid. The technology first launched on the new Volvo XC90 T8 Twin Engine plug-in hybrid SUV.

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Volvo turns up production of plug-in hybrid car

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It appears that demand for plug-in hybrid cars is slowly on the increase: especially if Volvo’s decision to ramp up production of its new V60 Plug-in Hybrid (pictured) is to be believed. Green cars Hybrid cars Latest news Volvo green cars plug-in hybrid Volvo V60 Volvo V60 Plug-in Hybrid

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Volvo Cars’ 90 Series cars receive powertrain, safety and connectivity updates including Android Auto

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Volvo Cars is updating its 90 series cars with new powertrain, safety and connectivity updates. The Swedish carmaker’s smartphone integration offer, which already includes Apple CarPlay, will now come with Android Auto functionality in Volvo’s large driver interface.

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Volvo Trucks introduces Volvo Active Driver Assist; combining radar and camera for emergency braking

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Volvo Trucks North America introduced Volvo Active Driver Assist (VADA), a comprehensive collision mitigation system that combines both radar and camera capabilities to provide emergency braking and help drivers maintain a safe following distance through alerts and interventions.

Volvo Trucks introduces new monofuel natural gas version of FE

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Volvo FE CNG. Volvo Trucks is expanding its model range in Europe with a new version of the Volvo FE running entirely on natural gas. Equipped with a fully automatic transmission, the truck retains the same driveability and productivity as the conventional Volvo FE.

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Every Volvo car launched from 2019 to have an electrified powertrain; “the end of the solely combustion engine-powered car”

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Volvo Cars announced that every Volvo it launches from 2019 on will have an electric motor, marking the historic end of cars that only have an internal combustion engine (ICE) and placing electrification at the core of its future business. Volvo Cars will introduce a portfolio of electrified cars across its model range, embracing fully electric cars, plug in hybrid cars and mild hybrid cars. You can now pick and choose whichever electrified Volvo you wish.

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Volvo’s i-ART engines to make four the new six

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Volvo is to launch its new efficient VEA (Volvo Engine Architecture) technology this autumn in its new i-ART four cylinder diesel engines-which feature world-first injection technology and will make six cylinder engines old hat, the Swedish firm claims. Volvo diesel engine

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Volvo Cars raises US$533M via issuance of preference shares to Swedish investors

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Volvo Cars has raised SEK5 billion (US$533 million) from the sale of newly-issued preference shares to a group of Swedish institutional investors. The issuance has been conducted to further diversify Volvo Cars’ long-term funding sources. The detailed terms of the sale have not been disclosed, but the transaction will have an immaterial dilutive effect on the current 100% ownership of Volvo Cars by Zhejiang Geely Holdings.

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Volvo develops new safety systems

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Swedish carmaker Volvo has had a long standing reputation for the safety of its vehicles – and now it is leading the way with a host of new developments designed to boost safety in modern traffic environments. Amazingly, Volvo has set a goal that in 2020 nobody will be killed or seriously injured using a [.]. Green cars Latest news Volvo animal detection automatic braking green cars Volvo safety systems

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Volvo swaps V8 for T8 hybrid

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Volvo has revealed that when the new XC90 comes out later this year it will offer up to 400hp and CO2 emissions of just 60g/km through an innovative ‘twin engine’ plug-in hybrid drivetrain. Volvo Editor Pick

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Volvo C30 Electric demos wireless charging

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Volvo has successfully demonstrated the working of a wireless charging for electric cars, as part of a project run in collaboration with Flanders’ Drive knowledge centre based in Flanders, Belgium. Volvo

Volvo electric buses: quiet enough for classic-music concerts

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This week, the only guaranteed way to do the latter may be to ride a Volvo electric bus in Gothenburg, Sweden. One advantage of electric city buses is the lack of noise from their powertrains. That makes it much easier to read a book, take a nap, or even listen to some live music.

Volvo concept truck uses hybrid power to cut fuel use, emissions

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Last year, Volvo Trucks aimed to address this issue with a concept truck that demonstrated ways to improve fuel efficiency through aerodynamics and weight reduction. Volvo Trucks sells. Because they cover significantly more mileage than the average passenger car, with much worse fuel economy, large commercial trucks are a major source of emissions.

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Volvo Trucks and Renova testing autonomous refuse trucks; driving in reverse

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Swedish waste management company Renova and Volvo Trucks are currently testing and researching how automated vehicles can contribute to safer, more efficient refuse handling and create a better working environment for drivers.

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Volvo to upgrade all diesel models

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As it continues to drive down fuel consumption, Volvo will make the new five cylinder two-litre turbodiesel engine that was originally introduced in the Volvo S60, available across its entire range. Tags: Green cars Latest news Volvo new Volvo engine Volvo C30 Volvo diesels Volvo S60 Volvo S80

Future Volvo electric car to be built in China

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Finally joining the bandwagon, Swedish manufacturer Volvo has confirmed that it will introduce its first all-electric vehicle to the market in 2019. The announcement was made last week at the 2017 Shanghai auto show. That proved to be an appropriate stage, as the Chinese-owned maker plans on having the model produced in China. DON’T MISS. China Plug-In Hybrids Future Cars Shanghai Auto Show plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

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Heliox to fast charge Volvo electric buses in Luxembourg

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Sales-Lentz, one of the public transport operators in Luxembourg, has ordered three Heliox Fast Charge Systems with OppCharge open interface to provide fast charging services for its four Volvo 7900 electric buses.

Volvo Concept Coupe Plug-In Hybrid: Classic P1800 Reimagined

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"The new Volvo Concept Coupé reveals how we could shape our cars from now on. Free from the superficial surface excitement of other car brands, we add emotional value to the Volvo brand with the calm, confident beauty that is the hallmark of Scandinavian design."

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Car subscription services to take 1 of 5 sales by 2023, Volvo CEO says

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The 2019 Volvo XC40 not only represents the Swedish brand's first compact crossover to be sold in the U.S. During the XC40 launch, Volvo revealed it would introduce Care by Volvo, a subscription service giving access to the compact crossover. but its first shot at a new model for drivers to obtain cars: a subscription service. For a flat monthly. car buying Car Sharing Apps

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Volvo engines get to the ART of fuel economy

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Innovative technology has become integral in the fight to lower fuel consumption and emissions: and now Volvo can add its own masterpiece to the collection. Green cars Latest news Volvo fuel economy green cars i-ART techology Volvo Engine Architecture

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Volvo CEO says hybrids will supplant diesels, even in Europe

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That's partly why Volvo CEO Hakan. Even though it has experienced some ripples of the Volkswagen emissions scandal, Europe remains a diesel stronghold. Diesels have been popular in Europe for decades because of their high fuel economy, although governments in several countries are trying to limit their use because of concerns over air pollution. Europe Plug-In Hybrids

Volvo announces Drive-E engine line-up

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but three brand new engines from Volvo. Latest News Green cars Volvo This autumn will mark the debut of not one, not two.

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Volvo Cars sets target of 1M electrified cars sold by 2025

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Volvo Cars aims to sell a total of up to one million electrified cars by 2025. Volvo Cars has been readying itself for the emergence of electrified vehicles for the last five years. In October 2015, Volvo Cars introduced its Electrification Strategy. Volvo Cars Sustainability Report 2015. The Swedish company plans to achieve this aim by offering at least two hybrid versions of every model in its range and releasing the first all-electric car in 2019.

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Volvo Trucks and PATH successfully demo partially automated on-highway truck platooning in California; CACC

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Volvo Trucks and Partners for Advanced Transportation Technology (PATH) at the University of California, Berkeley recently completed a successful demonstration of partially automated truck platooning, made possible by Cooperative Adaptive Cruise Control technology ( CACC ).

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Volvo's next plug-in hybrids: 3-cylinder engine, smaller cars

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Volvo currently offers plug-in hybrid powertrains in its top models—the XC90 SUV, S90 sedan, and V90. As the Swedish automaker redesigns its lower-level models, it will add plug-in hybrid options to them as well. But whereas the current T8 "Twin Engine" powertrain uses a 4-cylinder engine and all-wheel drive, other models will use a. Plug-In Hybrids Future Cars plug-in cars 3-cylinder engines

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Volvo Cars CEO urges government & industry to share safety-related traffic data; will skip Level 3 autonomy

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Volvo Cars is urging governments and car makers to share traffic data in order to improve global traffic safety, Håkan Samuelsson, president and chief executive, told a conference at the European Commission in Brussels on Monday. Volvo started doing exactly this in Sweden and Norway two years ago, in collaboration with local authorities. —Håkan Samuelsson, President & CEO, Volvo Car Group.

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