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Polestar Koenigsegg Collab Sadly Doesn’t Include Actual Engineering

posted by on 4 June 2020 in News Polestar News

Earlier this week, we were excited to report two of Sweden’s top three manufacturers, Polestar and Koenigsegg, were teasing a collaboration. Today, Car and Driver reports that the collaboration will include a promotional video and nothing more. “The brands (and our designers) are quite friendly, and decided to have some fun with cars for everyone […] More…

Volvo Poaches Designers from Mercedes and Facebook

posted by on 3 June 2020 in News Volvo News

Volvo has just welcomed two new designers to the team and their CVs have the company excited. Claudia Braun and Thomas Stovicek join Volvo Global Design team, though they will occupy two very different roles.  Braun comes to the company from Mercedes-Benx and will become Volvo’s new President of Color and Material Design. There she […] More…

Polestar and Koenigsegg are Planning “Something Exciting”

posted by on 2 June 2020 in News Polestar News

With twin posts coming from Koenigsegg and Polestar this week promising something both ‘exciting” and “interesting, we can’t remember being this eager to find out more since Gabbo. The brands each posted pictures of the Polestar Precept and the Koenigsegg Gemera today. The Polestar post, however, promised that it would be happening on Sweden’s west […] More…

Polestar Finds Single-Account Payment Method for Charging Across Europe

posted by on 2 June 2020 in News Polestar News

Polestar has partnered with Plugsurfing in Europe to try to simplify charging as much as possible. The service will come standard with every Polestar and includes an RFID tag that allows owners to charge at more than 195,000 charging points with a single account. The problem with charging is that often, annoyingly, requires you to […] More…

Volvo Cars Implementing COVID-19 Measures in Dealerships

posted by on 1 June 2020 in News Volvo News

As businesses and dealerships start to open again, Volvo is announcing that its dealerships across America will implement stringent safety measures to protect its employees and customers during the pandemic.  Volvo says it has based its safety playbook on CDC and local and industry guidance. The priorities for these, then, are hygiene, social distancing, and […] More…

Volvo CEO Believes Pandemic Will Cause Rush on EVs

posted by on 26 May 2020 in News Volvo News

Hakan Samuelsson, Volvo’s CEO, believes that the COVID-19 pandemic will accelerate the decline of the internal combustion engine. The executive made his comments in a Financial Times Global Boardroom conference. Volvo is currently working on its plan to make an electric version of every one of its cars, so the executive is optimistic about the […] More…

Volvo Kindly Offers Us a Walkaround of the XC40 Recharge

posted by on 22 May 2020 in News Volvo News

Volvo has called on a group of its product experts to give you a full walk around of the XC40 Recharge.  That’s Volvo’s new little EV, which is capable of going more than 320 km on a charge (roughly 200 miles). It will also get to 80% of that total in just 40 minutes.  With […] More…

Volvo Limits All its Cars Top Speeds to 112 MPH

posted by on 20 May 2020 in News Volvo News

Volvo Cars today announced that every car it now sells has a limited top speed of 180 km/h or roughly 112 mph. The automaker says that this move will help close the gap to zero serious injuries or fatalities that it set for itself. “We believe that a car maker has a responsibility to help […] More…

Rumor: Volvo to Raise the Stakes with XC100

posted by on 12 May 2020 in News Volvo News

Volvo will begin introducing the second generations of its new fleet of cars next year. Once the new XC90 is revealed, Volvo will reportedly up the ante with the XC100. According to Motor Trend, which does not cite any sources (though this is about the time when the legacy car mags start revealing tidbits of […] More…

As of 2022, Volvos Can be Equipped with Autonomous Hardware

posted by on 6 May 2020 in News Volvo News

Although Volvo’s reinvention under Geely still feels new, the second generation of new Volvos is right around the corner. And with it, Volvo wants to be ready for autonomous driving. As of 2022, Volvos based on the SPA2 platform will be sold with the option of a LiDAR sensor right above the windshield. This, says […] More…

Polestar’s UK R&D Marks First Cake Day

posted by on 1 May 2020 in Polestar News

We wish times were better, but it’s a happy birthday to Polestar’s UK Research and Development team. What started as just 56 team members has more than doubled in the first year of operations for the group, working on Polestar’s vehicles beyond the 3. Polestar Automotive UK was forme last May, and during that year […] More…

Volvo to Lay Off 1,300 White Collar Workers in Sweden

posted by on 29 April 2020 in News Volvo News

Volvo Cars has announced that it will lay off 1,300 white-collar position in Sweden to “effectively position the company for long term growth,” according to a statement today. Volvo says that its production operations won’t affected by the job cuts, but that it will continue to review and reduce consultancy contracts. The company said it […] More…

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