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Volvo Partners with Waymo to Develop Self-Driving Vehicles

posted by on 26 June 2020 in News Volvo News

Waymo is set to become Volvo’s exclusive level 4 autonomous drive partner thanks to a new deal inked by the companies.  The deal will see the auto manufacturer and the tech company working together on a new “mobility-focused electric vehicle platform for ride-hailing services” that Volvo will manufacturer. Waymo, meanwhile, will provide the artificial intelligence […] More…

Polestar 2 Performance Pack Adds Brembo Brakes, Ohlins Dampers

posted by on 24 June 2020 in News Polestar News

Featuring Brembo brakes, Öhlins dampers, 22 available driver settings, and lightweight 20-inch forged alloy wheels, the Polestar 2’s Performance Pack will be familiar to any fans of Volvo—and that’s a good thing. The four-piston aluminum brake callipers have been designed with Brembo “Stile” do fit Polestar’s distinct Scandi aesthetic. Inspires be the lines of the […] More…

Polestar Launches Annual Design Challenge

posted by on 23 June 2020 in News Polestar News

Inspired by the creative posts shared to its Instgram page, Polestar is launching a formal design challenge for students and professionals. The brief for the contest is to design something “that stretches the boundaries of imagination, looks ahead 20 years without stretching into the realm of fantasy.” Notable absent from that brief is the word […] More…

Volvo’s Largest Chinese Plant Powered by 100% Renewable Energy

posted by on 8 June 2020 in News Volvo News

Volvo is saving 11,000 tonnes of CO2 per year thanks to a new supply contract that means 100% of the power its Chengdu plant uses is renewable. The plant is its largest in China and is the latest move in its mission to be climate neutral. With it, Volvo’s global renewable electricity mix is at […] More…

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…