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The Safety Innovation That Put Volvo on the Map Is Behind Its Largest Recall

posted by on 2 July 2020 in News Volvo News

To be fair, three-point seat belts didn’t exactly set American consumers on fire back in 1959, but the innovation eventually caught on, becoming the industry’s dominant passive restraint. Yet even safety features can contain safety defects, which is why Volvo Cars is embarking on its largest recall to date. The (Chinese-owned) Swedish automaker has announced […] More…

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…

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…

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…

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…