Volvo Cars successfully places first green bond, raises €500M

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Volvo Cars successfully placed its first green bond, raising €500 million from a diverse group of institutional investors and further increasing the company’s financial flexibility. The €500-million bond was issued under Volvo Cars’ Euro Medium Term Note program.

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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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2021 Volvo XC40 Recharge electric SUV production begins, US deliveries by January

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Volvo announced Thursday that production of its first fully electric vehicle, the XC40 T8 Recharge, has started in Ghent, Belgium. Volvo Cars North The electric SUV is bound for the U.S.

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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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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 XC40 Recharge arrives in early 2021, starts at $54,895

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Volvo on Wednesday announced United States pricing for the XC40 Recharge electric crossover—its first mass-market electric car.

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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 Low Impact Green Heavy Transport Solutions (LIGHTS) Innovation Showcase, held at Volvo Trucks’ TEC Equipment dealership’s Fontana location, revealed the progress that has been achieved since the announcement of the Volvo LIGHTS project in late 2018. Volvo Group contributed $36.7

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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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Volvo LIGHTS team helps facilitate authorization for public MDHD EV charging stations in California

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Volvo LIGHTS partners, led by CALSTART and joined by ChargePoint and other industry organizations, filed a motion in July that sought to clarify the CPUC’s position. Through the project, TEC Equipment will offer 15 Volvo Class 8 trucks to lease for real-world trials.

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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. Wang Mingze, a Didi spokesperson, told Sixth Tone that so far, more than 10,000 people have requested test drives. Currently, Didi’s robotaxi service includes a human driver at the wheel, ready to take over in unexpected situations.

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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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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 is developing its own electric motors for EVs, in Sweden and China

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Volvo on Monday announced a dedicated electric-motor lab in Shanghai. In combination with an existing center in Gothenburg, Sweden, this will allow future motor development to be done in-house, the automaker said in a press release.

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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. Greenlots’ SKY platform is built for scale and designed to deliver a charging solution that meets Volvo Trucks' electric fleet's unique requirements and is optimized for cost and power.

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NFI begins piloting Volvo VNR Electric heavy-duty trucks in Southern California

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Volvo Trucks North America announced today that third-party supply chain solutions provider NFI began piloting two Volvo VNR Electric trucks as part of the Volvo LIGHTS (Low Impact Green Heavy Transport Solutions) project, becoming the third company to deploy its battery-electric trucks.

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Volvo Cars says early demand for fully electric Volvo XC40 Recharge P8 AWD is strong

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Volvo Cars has opened order books for the XC40 Recharge P8 AWD ( earlier post ), the company’s first fully electric car which is based on the best-selling SUV, in selected markets. The Recharge car line is the name for all Volvos with a fully electric and plug-in hybrid powertrain. Volvo Cars sold almost 46,000 plug-in hybrid cars in 2019, an increase of 23% compared to 2018 and more than double the amount sold in 2017.

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Volvo Cars invests in designing and developing electric motors in-house

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Volvo Cars says that it is making significant investments that allow for the in-house design and development of electric motors for the next generation of Volvo models, as the company continues to move towards becoming a fully electric car maker.

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Volvo XC40 Recharge EV to start at $53,990 in US before qualifying tax incentives

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The Volvo XC40 Recharge, the company’s first fully electric vehicle, will carry an MSRP of $53,990 when it arrives in US showrooms later this year. The XC40 Recharge is also the first Volvo designed to receive larger software and operating system updates over the air.

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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 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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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. Volvo Cars’ mild hybrids offer drivers up to 15% fuel savings and emission reductions in real-world driving. Volvo Cars also introduced refreshed versions of the S90 and V90 estate, including a refined exterior design and a brand-new, state-of-the-art sound system by Bowers & Wilkins.

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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 Cars brings Hazard Light Alert and Slippery Road Alert to the US

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Volvo Cars is partnering with Waycare Technologies to enable data from Volvo’s Hazard Light Alert and Slippery Road Alert to be shared anonymously with transportation municipalities and the popular Waze navigation app. First introduced in 2016 on 90 Series cars in Sweden and Norway, Hazard Light Alert and Slippery Road Alert now come as standard equipment on all model year 2021 Volvo cars sold in the US. From 2020, all new Volvo cars are speed-limited at 112 mph.

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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. Volvo reports that response to the Recharge has been strong, with tens of thousands of hand-raisers showing interest and “several thousands of firm orders

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Volvo Group and Daimler Truck AG sign binding agreement for new fuel-cell joint venture

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The Volvo Group and Daimler Truck AG have now a signed binding agreement for a joint venture to develop, produce and commercialize fuel-cell systems for use in heavy-duty trucks as the primary focus, as well as other applications. The Volvo Group and Daimler Truck AG will own equal interests in the joint venture, but continue to be competitors in all other areas such as vehicle technology and fuel-cell integration in trucks.

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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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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 platform made its debut in 2017 with the popular Volvo XC40.

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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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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. The Swedish firm—a separate entity from the carmaker of the same name—provided an electric powertrain for a fire truck, which will soon start testing with fire departments in Berlin, Amsterdam, and Dubai, Volvo said in a press release

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Volvo Trucks to offer complete range of HD electric trucks in Europe in 2021; sales of VNR Electric start in N America in December

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Volvo Trucks will offer a complete heavy-duty range with electric drivelines starting in Europe in 2021. Volvo Trucks is now running tests of the electric heavy-duty Volvo FH, Volvo FM and Volvo FMX trucks, which will be used for regional transport and urban construction operations in Europe. Volvo Trucks started manufacturing the Volvo FL Electric and Volvo FE Electric in 2019. —Roger Alm, President Volvo Trucks.

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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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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 Big news: it's a diesel plug-in hybrid. Left Lane Jalopnik Wall St Journal (subscription required.).

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Volvo Group and Isuzu Motors sign final agreements to form strategic alliance; cooperation on EVs included

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The Volvo Group and Isuzu Motors signed binding agreements to form a strategic alliance within commercial vehicles in order to capture the opportunities in the ongoing industry transformation, in accordance with the Memorandum of Understanding signed in December 2019. The agreements include Isuzu Motor’s acquisition of UD Trucks from the Volvo Group for an enterprise value of ¥243 billion (approx.

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Ford EV strategy, Aston Martin hybrids, Volvo motors: Today’s Car News

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And Volvo is keeping motor development in-house. Volvo is planning to develop its own motors for electric. Ford is betting on commercial vehicles, affordability, and supporting a new business model as it goes electric.

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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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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Ford plug-in hybrid issue prompts it to pool CO2 credits with Volvo in Europe

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Volvo and sibling brand Polestar announced Thursday that they would sell emissions credits to Ford, allowing the American automaker to comply with European Union carbon-dioxide (CO2) emissions rules.

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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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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 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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Preview drive: 2021 Volvo XC40 Recharge electric SUV doesn’t complicate the future

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Simplicity is bliss. After a very short drive of the Swedish automaker’s first fully electric production model earlier this month, I found it’s a lasting impression that rings true in the driving experience and the overall ambience of the vehicle.

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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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Nissan Ariya, electric Blazer, Ford-Volvo credit pooling, Mitsubishi wireless charging: Today’s Car News

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Ford is pooling credits in Europe, to the benefit of Volvo. Mitsubishi is investing in wireless charging. Nissan notes that its Ariya electric crossover is heading to Europe, although the U.S. is part of the plan first.

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