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Volvo Says Voice Commands are a Big Deal for Safety

posted by on 21 October 2020 in Volvo News

Modern cars trade on their sleek infotainment screens, but there’s an uneasy reality to infotainment. Like massive horsepower, infotainment screens often run counter to safety measures put in place by engineers. But Volvo is looking for a way forward. Voice commands, something it says will be improved by the upcoming generation of Volvos sin Google […] More…

European Owners Report Polestar 2s Becoming Bricked

posted by on 30 September 2020 in Volvo News

Sweden’s CarUp reports that as many as 30 Polestar 2s have been affected by a mysterious issue causing them to become totally immobilized.  The problem, reports the outlet, is with the 12V system which causes a warning light before the car dies completely. Unfortunately, despite knowing the root of the problem, Polestar appears to be […] More…

Geely Unveil EV Platform, Will Be Used in Volvos

posted by on 25 September 2020 in Volvo News

Although Volvo has decided not to wait for a dedicated platform to start producing EVs, it may still get one soon. Geely unveiled its Sustainable Experience Architecture (SEA), which it says will be used by 16 all-new electric vehicles.   Volvo’s XC40 Recharge and the Polestar 2 both used a modified version of the XC40’s gas-powered […] More…

Polestar Calls on EV Industry to be More Transparent

posted by on 17 September 2020 in Volvo News

Although the industry tells us that EVs are green, Polestar wants it to show its math. The company has produced a Life Cycle Assessment to show just EVs are impacting the environment and wants other manufacturers to follow suit. The reason, the company says, is that automakers need to build trust. Although EVs have a […] More…

Volvo Air Filters to Keep You Safe Even if there Isn’t a Crash

posted by on 15 September 2020 in Volvo News

Volvo cars are known for being safe in an accident. Thanks to seatbelts, their own crash test center, and countless patents, their reputation is well-earned. But now they want to keep you safe even if there isn’t a calamity. Volvo is offering premium air-quality technology in its 60 and 90 series cars that helps clean […] More…

Volvo Rates First in JD Power Tech Experience Index

posted by on 20 August 2020 in Volvo News

Among mass-market brands, Volvo has ranked highest with drivers for how its technology is experienced in JD Power’s Tech Experience Index. Placing ahead of BMW, Cadillac, and Tesla, the Swedish firm ranked high for its wealth of high technology as well as the quality of its tech. Earning itself 617 (out of a possible 1,000), […] More…

11 Volvos Get 5 Star Safety Ratings for 2021

posted by on 18 August 2020 in Volvo News

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has double-checked Volvo’s work and found little to criticize. The administration has awarded 11 Volvos its highest rating of 5 stars.  “Volvo has always been and always will be about people, which means safety is our number one priority,” said Anders Gustafsson, Senior Vice President Americas and President and […] More…

Volvo Has Built 600,000 Vehicles on the CMA Platform Since 2017

posted by on 4 August 2020 in Volvo News

Volvo’s compact vehicle platform has, since being introduced in 2017, provided the basis for more than 600,000 vehicles worldwide, the company revealed today in a statement. The platform underpins the XC40 as well as the XC40 Recharge P8 electric vehicle, whose sales are set to begin this fall. It was also used to create the […] More…

Volvo’s Plug-In Sales Nearly Doubled Last Year

posted by on 27 July 2020 in Volvo News

Sales of Volvo’s plug-in hybrid vehicles neared the 30,000 units mark in Europe in the first half of 2020. That was a full 24% percent of the more than 123,000 vehicle total it posted for the first half of the year. Although the numbers look substantial, Automotive News reports that nearly 80% of Volvo’s sales […] More…

Maybe Next Year: Volvo Pushes Back Sales Targets to 2021

posted by on 24 July 2020 in Volvo News

Volvo Cars will be unable to reach its global volume target of 800,000 vehicles this year. Considering everything that has — or hasn’t — happened in 2020, any automaker that ends the period moving more metal than they did in 2019 should probably have a statue erected in front of their headquarters celebrating a major […] More…