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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…

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…

Polestar 2 Performance Pack To Cost 6,000 Euro In EU Market

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

Electrified performance car-maker Polestar on Tuesday announced more pricing information regarding the forthcoming Polestar 2, revealing that an optional Performance Pack will be available for €6,000 in Germany, The Netherlands, and Belgium – three of the car’s launch markets. In the United Kingdom, the Performance Pack will cost £5,000, wearing a price tag of 50,000 […] More…

Volvo and Geely to Merge Combustion Engine Unit, Freeing Up Volvo to Work on Electrification

posted by on 7 October 2019 in News Volvo News

Volvo’s internal combustion design unit is being spun off and combined with Geely’s unit to a form one, new standalone business. This, say the companies, will allow Volvo to focus on the electrification of its range. After teasing the electric XC40, this marks another proclamation of Volvo’s dedication to all-electric powertrains. The Swedes figure that […] More…

Good News: The Pure-Electric Volvo XC40 Will Have A ‘Frunk’

posted by on 2 October 2019 in News Volvo News

As Volvo Cars marches toward its chosen October 16th reveal date for the new pure-electric Volvo XC40, the automaker is slowly feeding the news media tidbits of information to whet our appetites. The latest: as with so many other battery-electric vehicles, the Volvo XC40’s lack of an internal combustion engine has made way for the […] More…

Pure-Electric Volvo XC40 To Debut In October

posted by on 25 September 2019 in News Volvo News

Volvo will finally pull the wraps off of its first pure-electric production automobile – a battery-powered version of the Volvo XC40 crossover – next month, kickstarting an effort to reach 50% global EV sales by volume by the year 2025. Predictably, safety was among the automaker’s top concerns for the all-new design. “Regardless of what […] More…