Volvo Trucks and Bucher collaborate to electrify sewer cleaner trucks

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Volvo Trucks and Bucher Municipal have now entered into a collaboration to electrify sewer cleaner trucks. Bucher Municipal is expecting that up to 80 sewer trucks, or 50% of their production of cleaning vehicles, will be zero exhaust emission trucks from Volvo by the end of 2023.

Volvo introducing fossil-free steel in its trucks

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The world’s first truck manufacturer to do so, Volvo is now introducing fossil-free steel in its trucks. The steel is produced by the Swedish steel company SSAB ( earlier post ) and the heavy-duty electric Volvo trucks will be the first to include it.

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Norwegian Post orders 29 Volvo electric trucks

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The Norwegian Postal Service has ordered 29 electric trucks from Volvo, making the order one of the largest ever for Volvo Trucks in Europe. The Norwegian Postal Service has previously placed an order with Volvo for 13 biogas-fueled and three electric trucks.

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Volvo CE starts testing of prototype hydrogen articulated hauler

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Following the completion of a multi-stakeholder research project aimed at breaking new ground in hydrogen technology, Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) has started testing of the world’s first fuel-cell articulated hauler prototype, the Volvo HX04.

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Volvo Penta showcases production modular electric driveline at TOC Europe

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Volvo Penta showcased the driveline at this year’s TOC in Rotterdam. By leveraging the benefits of Volvo Group proven technology and competence, a complete, modular, solution can be tailored to the specific needs of each partner.

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Deutsche Post DHL Group orders up to 44 Volvo electric trucks; cooperation agreement

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Volvo Trucks and Deutsche Post DHL Group have signed a cooperation agreement to accelerate the shift to zero-exhaust-emission vehicles. DHL intends to intensify its transition to heavy electric trucks by deploying a total of 44 new electric Volvo trucks on routes in Europe.

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Volvo Trucks opens its first battery plant; cells and modules from Samsung SDI

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Volvo Trucks is opening its first battery assembly plant. Located in Ghent, Belgium, the plant will supply ready-to-install batteries for Volvo Trucks’ full electric heavy-duty trucks. —Roger Alm, President of Volvo Trucks.

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DFDS orders 100 Volvo electric heavy-duty trucks

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Volvo Trucks received an order for 100 Volvo FM Electric trucks from DFDS, Northern Europe’s?largest The deal is the largest commercial order to date for Volvo electric trucks, and one of the largest yet for heavy electric trucks worldwide.

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Volvo Penta, TICO complete build of prototype electric terminal tractor

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Volvo Penta and TICO have completed the build of the first terminal tractor prototypes powered by Volvo Penta’s electric driveline. The Volvo Group recently announced its ambition to be a net-zero emissions company by 2050, at the latest.

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Two Volvo Trucks carriers, Producers Dairy order VNR electric trucks

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Volvo Trucks North America’s customers and carrier partners, Watsontown Trucking Company and Camrett Logistics, have placed orders for their first Volvo VNR Electric trucks. The Volvo VNR Electric model entered serial production at NRV earlier this year.

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Volvo Cars testing Momentum Dynamics wireless charging in Gothenburg

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Volvo Cars is integrating and testing wireless charging technology in a live city environment together with selected partners, evaluating its potential for future electric cars. To easily align the car with the charging pad, Volvo Cars will use its 360-degree camera system.

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Volvo Trucks to begin production of enhanced VNR electric truck with up to 85% more range

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Volvo Trucks North America continues to lead in the deployment of sustainable Class 8 zero-tailpipe emission vehicles for the North American trucking industry with ongoing deliveries of its Volvo VNR Electric model to fleets across the country.

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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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NFI Industries orders 60 Volvo VNR Electric trucks

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NFI Industries—a leading third-party supply chain solutions provider—is increasing its investment in electromobility solutions with its latest order of 60 Volvo VNR Electric trucks.

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.

Volvo Trucks receives order for 100 electric semis

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Volvo Trucks receives order for 100 electric semis. Volvo Trucks has received an order for 100 Volvo FM Electric trucks from DFDS, Northern Europe’s?largest Read further to know more about Volvo Trucks electric semis order. . Volvo Trucks electric semis.

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Volvo Trucks receives order of 50 Volvo VNR Electric Trucks for WattEV’s Truck-as-a-Service start-up

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Volvo Trucks North America’s customer WattEV has ordered 50 Class 8 Volvo VNR Electric trucks to launch its Truck-as-a-Service (TaaS) model in California. To learn more about the Volvo VNR Electric, visit the company website.

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Volvo Energy invests $4.9M in Connected Energy for second-life battery business; 10% stake

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In its mission to support and secure an attractive and sustainable circular business model for batteries, Volvo Energy is investing approximately SEK 50 million (US$4.9 —Joachim Rosenberg, President Volvo Energy.

Volvo Trucks had 42% market share of heavy-duty electric trucks in Europe in 2021

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New statistics show that Volvo Trucks was the market leader for heavy all-electric trucks in Europe 2021 with a market share of 42%. Volvo Trucks has the largest market share at 42%. —Roger Alm, President of Volvo Trucks.

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Volvo Cars raises €500M for electrification through second green bond issue

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Volvo Cars successfully placed its second green bond to raise €500 million from a diverse set of global investors. More than two-thirds of the proceeds will fund the research and development of electric powertrains for next-generation pure electric Volvo cars as well as related new platform technology, while the rest will be invested in boosting the company’s production capacity of fully electric cars.

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Performance Team orders 16 Volvo VNR Electric Class 8 trucks

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Performance Team – A Maersk Company, a warehousing and distribution company, has placed an order for 16 Volvo VNR Electric Class 8 trucks ( earlier post )—the largest commercial order of the North American zero-tailpipe emission model to date.

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Unicom to order 11 Volvo electric trucks for concrete mixers

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The 11 Volvo FM Electric trucks will start being delivered in the end of the year. Therefore, the company intends to place the country's largest private single order to date for 11 Volvo FM Electric models that will be converted to truck mixers and operate in Denmark.

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Volvo Trucks launches unique safety features for its electric trucks: Active Grip Control

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Volvo Trucks has introduced a new, patented safety feature for electric trucks: Active Grip Control. Tests performed with the Volvo FH Electric on a low friction surface with a loaded trailer showed a 45% improvement at full acceleration.?.

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Volvo Trucks North America introduces I-Torque; up to 31% increase in fuel-efficient speed range

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Volvo Trucks North America is introducing the Volvo I-Torque. —Johan Agebrand, director of product marketing at Volvo Trucks North America.

Volvo Buses launches new BZL Electric chassis; single- and double-decker applications

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Volvo Buses has launched the new Volvo BZL Electric chassis, designed for both single- and double-decker applications with multiple options for bodybuilders. The new Volvo BZL Electric has been developed to be more than 90% recyclable.

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Electro-hydraulic system wins Volvo Technology Award

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The novel Common Pressure Rail Hybrid system by Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) applied to excavators, which results in?significant significant improvements in energy-efficiency, has received the Volvo Technology Award 2021.

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Volvo teams with Starbucks to install EV charging network at U.S. locations

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Volvo Car USA and Starbucks are partnering to establish the first public electric vehicle charging network at numerous U.S. Starbucks Static Map (Credit: Volvo). The ChargePoint app is integrated into Volvo Recharge models’ in-dash system.

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Volvo Car Group and Northvolt to form JV for battery development & production for Volvo, Polestar EVs

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Volvo Car Group intends to establish a joint venture with Swedish battery company Northvolt to develop and produce more sustainable batteries, tailored to power the next generation of pure electric Volvo and Polestar cars. As a first step for the 50/50 joint venture, Volvo Car Group and Northvolt aim to set up a research and development center in Sweden that will begin operations in 2022. —Håkan Samuelsson, chief executive at Volvo Car Group. “.

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DFDS orders another 25 electric trucks from Volvo, bringing total to 125

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Volvo Trucks has received an order for an additional 25 heavy electric trucks from DFDS, Northern Europe’s?largest The new vehicles are on top of the record order of 100 Volvo FM electric trucks that was made in October, adding up to a total of 125 electric trucks for DFDS.

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Volvo Cars first car maker to join SteelZero initiative in support of fossil-free steel ambitions

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Volvo Cars is the first car maker to sign up to the SteelZero initiative , which aims to increase demand for fossil-free steel and accelerate a transition to carbon neutrality in the global steel industry. Steel production is a major source of CO 2 emissions for the automotive industry, averaging 33% of all production-related emissions for a new Volvo car in 2021. Volvo Cars is the first car maker to work with SSAB and HYBRIT, an advanced project in fossil-free steel development.

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Aurora provides first look at autonomous Volvo VNL long-haul truck, powered by the Aurora driver

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Aurora provided a first look at the Aurora-powered Volvo VNL—Volvo’s flagship long-haul truck, integrated with the Aurora Driver’s sensor suite.

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Volvo Trucks begins testing hydrogen fuel cell trucks; cellcentric fuel cells for commercialization

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Volvo Trucks has started to test its hydrogen fuel cell powered trucks. Volvo Trucks already offers battery electric trucks and trucks that run on renewable fuels, such as biogas. —Roger Alm, President of Volvo Trucks.

Volvo Group launches first vehicle made of fossil-free steel

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Volvo Group revealed what it said was the world’s first vehicle made of fossil-free steel from SSAB ( earlier post )—made in Volvo Construction Equipment’s facility in Braås, Sweden. Our collaboration with Volvo Group shows that green transition is possible and brings results.

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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 Trucks Customer QCD orders 30 more VNR Electric trucks for Southern California fleet

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Volvo Trucks North America customer, Quality Custom Distribution (QCD)—a Golden State Foods (GSF) company—is increasing its commitment to zero-tailpipe emission freight transport with its latest order of 30 Volvo VNR Electrics.

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Volvo Cars Tech Fund makes strategic investment in extreme fast charging battery company StoreDot

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Volvo Cars, through the Volvo Cars Tech Fund, has made a strategic investment in StoreDot, the pioneer of extreme fast charging technologies for electric vehicles. The investment gives Volvo Cars the opportunity to collaborate closely with StoreDot on new battery technology, as it aims to become a pure electric car company by 2030. Volvo Cars is aiming for half of its global volume to consist of pure electric cars by 2030.

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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 tests the world’s first hydrogen-fueled articulated hauler

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Swedish manufacturing giant Volvo Construction Equipment has begun to test the world’s first hydrogen-fuel-cell-powered articulated hauler. The post Volvo tests the world’s first hydrogen-fueled articulated hauler appeared first on Electrek.

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Volvo Cars invests in ultrafast battery maker StoreDot

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Volvo Cars has invested in StoreDot , an Israel-based electric vehicle battery startup, through its venture capital arm, Volvo Cars Tech Fund. The post Volvo Cars invests in ultrafast battery maker StoreDot appeared first on Electrek.

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Maersk orders 110 more Volvo VNR Electric trucks for North America

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Volvo Trucks in North America has won an order for 110 Volvo VNR Electric trucks from the global logistics company Maersk. The deal adds to a previous order of 16 vehicles of the same model and marks the single largest commercial order to date for Volvo’s electric trucks.

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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Volvo fuel-cell semi: 600 miles, 15-minute refueling with green hydrogen still not widely available

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Volvo Trucks (not to be confused with Volvo Cars) already sells battery-electric commercial trucks, but is now experimenting with hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles.

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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