Volvo Trucks introduces the Volvo VNR Electric truck in the US, Canada

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Volvo Trucks North America announced the commercial introduction and sales start of its zero tailpipe emission, battery-electric vehicle to the North American market. The Class 8 Volvo VNR Electric truck model has a scheduled production start of early 2021.

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Volvo Cars launches all-electric Volvo C40 Recharge; all cars to be pure electric by 2030

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Volvo Cars launched the battery-electric Volvo C40 Recharge; based on the CMA vehicle platform it is the first Volvo model designed as pure electric only. By 2025, Volvo Cars aims for 50% of its global sales volume to consist of fully electric cars, with the rest hybrids.

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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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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 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.

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Daimler Truck AG and Volvo Group launch new joint venture cellcentric for heavy-duty fuel cell systems

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Daimler Truck AG and Volvo Group officially outlined their pioneering roadmap for the new fuel-cell joint venture cellcentric, as part of an industry-first commitment to accelerate the use of hydrogen-based fuel cells for long-haul trucks and beyond.

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Volvo will slide a skateboard under its electric XC90 SUV

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Volvo Trucks Ready to Electrify a Large Part of Goods Transports

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With the sales start this year of three new heavy-duty all-electric models, Volvo Trucks believes the time is right for a rapid upswing in electrification of heavy road transport. The post Volvo Trucks Ready to Electrify a Large Part of Goods Transports appeared first on EV Obsession.

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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 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.

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Road Test: 2021 Volvo XC90 Recharge T8 PHEV

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Volvo has been talking about going electric a lot lately. The XC90, as Volvo’s largest SUV, is currently its most popular model in the United States. As they’re Volvo seats, they’re supremely supportive and comfortable. Story by Steve Schaefer; photos from Volvo. [

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 Cars teams up with DiDi for self-driving test fleet

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Volvo Cars and DiDi Autonomous Driving, the self-driving technology arm of Didi Chuxing, the world’s leading mobility technology platform, have signed a strategic collaboration agreement on autonomous vehicles for DiDi’s self-driving test fleet.

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Volvo Group creates Volvo Energy business are to focus on batteries and infrastructure

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The Volvo Group has created the new business area Volvo Energy to strengthen the Volvo Group’s business flow of batteries over the life cycle as well as the customer offer for charging infrastructure. Volvo Energy will be a business area with full profit and loss responsibility. Volvo Energy will also carry the Group’s responsibility for hydrogen infrastructure solutions for fuel cell electric vehicles.

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

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The first pilot Volvo VNR Electric truck will operate at the Volvo Trucks North America TEC Equipment dealership in Fontana, California. The Volvo LIGHTS project has provided valuable insight into how to build realistic project timelines.

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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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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.

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Volvo Group Venture Capital invests in EV charging software company Driivz

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Volvo Group Venture Capital AB has invested in Driivz Ltd. , There is a significant and growing interest in electric vehicles and machines among Volvo Group customers, which is speeding up the transition to more sustainable transport.

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Volvo Quadrupled Plug-In Electric Car Sales In April 2021

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Every fourth new Volvo is a plug-in

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Volvo will be fully electric by 2030

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Volvo will only sell EVs by 2030 and is transforming the way it sells its cars

DHL Freight and Volvo Trucks partner to speed introduction of longer-distance heavy-duty electric trucks in Europe

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DHL Freight, one of the leading road freight providers in Europe, and Volvo Trucks have partnered to speed up the introduction of heavy-duty electric trucks to be used for regional transport in Europe. Charging will be done at DHL in Jönköping and the Volvo Truck Center in Gothenburg.

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Daimler Truck AG and the Volvo Group complete creation of fuel-cell joint venture: cellcentric

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Daimler Truck AG and the Volvo Group completed the transaction to form the previously announced fuel-cell joint venture. The Volvo Group has acquired 50% of the partnership interests in the existing Daimler Truck Fuel Cell GmbH & Co. Daimler Truck AG and the Volvo Group have agreed to rename the company cellcentric GmbH & Co. In November 2020, the Volvo Group and Daimler Truck AG signed a binding agreement for the joint venture.

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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.

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Volvo partners with Aurora to develop autonomous Class 8 trucks

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The “long-term” partnership announced today is between Volvo Autonomous Solutions and self-driving startup Aurora. more… The post Volvo partners with Aurora to develop autonomous Class 8 trucks appeared first on Electrek.

Volvo XC40 Recharge Electric Pricing Announced at $54,985

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Making good on its promise that the future will be electric, Volvo has readied the XC40 Recharge P8 compact crossover for a spring debut. The post Volvo XC40 Recharge Electric Pricing Announced at $54,985 appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

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%. By 2040, Volvo Cars aims to be a climate-neutral company.

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Volvo’s path to all-electric by 2030 relies on these clever platform solutions

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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 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 Teams up with DiDi for Self-Driving Test Fleet

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Volvo Cars, a global leader in automotive safety, and DiDi Autonomous Driving, the self-driving technology arm of Didi Chuxing, the world’s leading mobility technology platform, have signed a strategic collaboration agreement on autonomous vehicles for DiDi’s self-driving test fleet.

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Luminar and Volvo Cars release of comprehensive lidar dataset; 250m range

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a provider of automotive lidar hardware and software technology, and Volvo Cars released a curated dataset called Cirrus containing unique long range lidar data from Volvo Cars’ test and data collection fleet. Luminar Technologies, Inc.,

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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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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 is shifting to online sales starting with EVs—with a different role for dealerships

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Along with Volvo’s plan this past week to sell only electric vehicles by 2030, the brand revealed that in the U.S. Beginning with 2022 model-year Volvo EVs, like the 2022 Volvo C40 Recharge just shown, electric Volvo models will come with an expanded

Volvo reveals its second EV - the C40 Recharge

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Volvo C40 Recharge brings a lower and sleeker option to the brand’s electric range

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 Cars and Geely Auto to deepen collaboration; new combined powertrain company

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Volvo Cars and Geely Auto have agreed on a wide-ranging collaboration that will maximize the strengths of the Swedish and Chinese automotive groups, delivering synergies in powertrains, sharing of electric vehicle architecture, joint procurement, autonomous drive technologies and aftersales. Volvo Cars and Geely Auto confirmed the combination of their existing powertrain operations into a new standalone company.

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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 XC40: Best Car To Buy 2021 finalist

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Volvo’s vehicles have for years been unified around a mantra of safety and longevity, and Scandinavian design themes that are stylish and confident but not too over-the-top.

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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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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 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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