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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…

Volvo Planning on Expanding Stable with Aerodynamic EVs

posted by on 23 July 2020 in Volvo News

Electric vehicles are the name the name of the game, and Volvo doesn’t want to be left behind. But according to Robin Page, Volvo’s Senior VP of Design, SUVs and and EVs “contradict each other.” So how do you balance that in the future? With a range of sleeker and more aerodynamically-focused EVs, reports AutoExpress, […] More…

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…