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Volvo Celebrates The Three-Point Seat Belt’s 60th With ‘National Seat Belt Day’

posted by on 14 November 2019 in News Volvo News

There are some truly bizarre, obscure holidays out there. National Hug-A-Plumber Day doesn’t have the same cachet as, say, a Christmas or a Halloween, but it’s still a thing. And Volvo Car USA, along with Uber and the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA), want to make today – November 14th – “National Seat Belt Day”. […] More…

Latest Twin-Charged Volvo Makes 3,000 hp, Currently Cheaper Than Base XC40

posted by on 12 November 2019 in Tuner News

The latest twin-charged Volvo isn’t exactly likely to appeal to environmentally conscious drivers the way the brand’s other turbo and supercharged models does. But that’s ok, because this one takes the idea and makes it even more awesome. It’s also definitely not officially endorsed by Volvo, since it’s a big-block powered, 3,000 hp monsterVolvo. And […] More…

Volvo Going High Tech to Monitor Cobalt Sourcing

posted by on 6 November 2019 in Volvo News

Volvo wants to track where its cobalt is coming from, and so it’s going to apply blockchain technology to do it. The automaker calls traceability of raw materials for lithium-ion batteries like cobalt “one of the main sustainability challenges faced by car makers.” Because cobalt can be sourced from supply chains that are less than […] More…

Volvo USA Posts Best October Sales Since 2004

posted by on 1 November 2019 in News Volvo News

Volvo USA has just reported sales up a whopping 20.2 percent for October, which makes this the company’s best October in 15 years. That’s right, with 8,807 vehicles sold last month, that’s the highest sales level Volvo has hit in October since 2004. When the company offered up the S40, very old S60 and V70, […] More…

Polestar May Make Another Halo Car, Probably Won’t Be a GT

posted by on 31 October 2019 in News Polestar News

Thomas Ingenlath, Polestar’s president, has ambitions for another impressive, exciting, attention-grabbing car, just don’t expect it to be like the Polestar 1. That’s according to a report from Motor1, which spoke to Ingenlath recently and asked him if there would be a followup to the Polestar 1. “That’s definitely my plan,” Ingenlath told journalists. “Will […] More…

Someone Is Building That Crazy Polestar 1 From Need For Speed: Heat

posted by on 21 October 2019 in News Polestar News

If you haven’t yet seen the cover art for the upcoming racing video game Need For Speed: Heat, it features a crazy-looking modified Polestar 1 shod in bright yellow, with huge fender flares and a massive rear wing, doing a donuts around a (Corvette) cop car. It’s exactly the sort of wild, fantastical thing that […] More…

So Your Phone is your Key, What Happens if it Dies? Volvo’s Thought of That

posted by on 18 October 2019 in News Volvo News

Volvo, Polestar, and the rest of the automotive industry are very excited about using smartphones as keys for cars. But what happens if your phone dies? A new patent from Volvo seeks to find a solution. Currently, key fobs all have keys hidden inside of them, so that if the battery dies, there’s still a […] More…

Fully Electric Volvo XC40 Recharge Launches At Last

posted by on 16 October 2019 in Features News Volvo News

After weeks of teasing the public with tantalizing details, Volvo Cars has finally pulled the wraps off of its first pure-electric vehicle: the Volvo XC40 Recharge. From here on, “Recharge” will serve as the Swedish automaker’s sub-brand for pure-electric and plug-in-hybrid vehicles, reflecting the fact that unlike conventional hybrids, these cars can all be plugged […] More…

Volvo Announces Crazy-Ambitious Plan To Slash Lifecycle Carbon Footprint By 40 Percent

posted by on 16 October 2019 in News Volvo News

Volvo Cars is looking to place itself in a leadership position among global automakers with regard to carbon emissions. Having already resolved to stop introducing any new gas-only vehicles, and setting an ambitious target of 50% pure-EV sales by 2025, the automaker today announced an ambitious new plan to cut the lifecycle carbon footprint of […] More…

Volvo’s Getting a New Android OS to Go With Electric XC40

posted by on 9 October 2019 in News Volvo News

When Volvo’s new electric XC40 rolls out, it’s not going to be just the driveline that’s all-new. Volvo is planning a new infotainment system for the new model that it says is “fundamentally rethinking infotainment.” The new system will be powered by the Android operating system. Just like your phone or tablet. Though that doesn’t […] More…