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Polestar Wants To Make Lightweight, Low Volume EVs

posted by on 8 May 2019 in News Polestar News Volvo News

Many Volvo diehards weren’t overly happy with the announcement that the Polestar performance brand would be reimagined as a dedicated electric vehicle company. It’s certainly hard to blame them. Polestar was a staple of the touring car scene, and while they still live on in the way of Cyan Racing and the Lynk & Co […] More…

How To Crash A Koenigsegg

posted by on 29 April 2019 in News

Koenigsegg is unlike any other automaker on the planet. Churning out a very limited number of extremely high-performance vehicles from its tiny factory in Angelholm, Sweden, the company doesn’t have the resources to crash a bunch of different cars when it is validating a car in safety testing. Koenigsegg’s engineering prowess helps it save some […] More…

New Docuseries To Follow The Lynk & Co Race Team All Season Long

posted by on 25 April 2019 in Volvo News

A new docuseries will allow you to easily follow the Lynk & Co Cyan Racing Team throughout its first full season of FIA World Touring Car Cup competition. The team released the first episode of the web-based docuseries this week, showing it competing at the season-opening round at Marrakech. For the team’s first official race […] More…

Electric Volvo XC40 to Debut This Year

posted by on 5 April 2019 in News Volvo News

A fully electric Volvo XC40 crossover will debut before the end of the year, the Swedish automaker has confirmed. Speaking to Automotive News Europe at a recent event in Gothenberg, Volvo said the electric XC40 will play a critical role in helping it achieve its goal of having EVs account for at least half of […] More…

See the First Video of the 530 hp Lynk&Co 03 Cyan Concept in Action

posted by on 12 March 2019 in Lynk&Co News News

Geely owned automaker Lynk&Co recently showed off its rather mad o3 Cyan Concept, which features a 530 hp turbocharged four-cylinder engine that sends all of its power to the compact sedan’s front wheels. It sounds almost too good to be true, but rest assured, the Lynk&Co 03 Cyan Concept is an actual running and driving […] More…

Lynk&Co 03 Cyan Sends 530 HP to the Front Wheels

posted by on 4 March 2019 in Lynk&Co News News

Volvo recently announced that all of its new vehicles will be electronically limited to 112 mph (180 km/h) – which it hopes will help it achieve its goal for no one to be killed or seriously injured in a new Volvo from a 2020 onward. But while Volvo is going all safety-crazy, the folks over […] More…

Volvo Dumps Undisclosed Sum Into Kids’ Ride Hailing App Zūm

posted by on 1 March 2019 in News Volvo News

The Volvo Cars Tech Fund, the Geely-owned automaker’s venture capital investment arm, has acquired a stake in California-based company Zūm, which operates a kid-safe ride hailing app using a trusted network of vetted drivers. Zūm was founded in 2015 and enables parents to order a car with a vetted driver behind the wheel to take their children to school, […] More…

The Electric Lotuses Are Coming

posted by on 29 January 2019 in News Volvo News

Lotus Cars has entered a technical partnership with Williams Advanced Engineering to research and develop advanced propulsion technologies – namely electric motors and batteries. Williams Advanced Engineering is the engineering offshoot of the Williams Formula 1 team. Lotus says it wanted to partner with the company on advanced powertrain technologies due to its “acclaimed experience […] More…

Check Out the Google HMI System in the New Polestar 2

posted by on 23 January 2019 in News Polestar News

The Polestar 2 will have a new Google-developed HMI system (that stands for Human Macine Interface, just in case you didn’t know) for the upcoming new Polestar 2 electric compact sedan. Polestar released a smartphone and tablet app today that allows you preview the new HMI interface. You can access and download the app using […] More…

Volvo V40 to be Replaced by a Coupe Crossover

posted by on 18 January 2019 in News Volvo News

The Volvo V40 will soon be replaced by a coupe crossover, according to a new report from Autocar. Volvo introduced the V40 way back in 2012, so the compact hatch is dire need of a replacement. Not only do rival automakers have more up-to-date products, the V40’s prehistoric platform isn’t designed to support hybrid powertrains, […] More…