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Polestar 2 Takes A Step Closer To Production With Prototypes Rolling Off The Line

posted by on 2 December 2019 in News Polestar News Volvo News

Performance EV brand Polestar has brought the pure-electric Polestar 2 one step closer to production, with tooling trial prototypes of the brand-new car model now rolling off the line at Geely’s Luqiao facility in China. The car is Polestar’s second production model after the Polestar 1 plug-in hybrid, and its first-ever pure-electric production vehicle. With […] More…

More of the Best Cyber Monday Automotive Deals

posted by on 2 December 2019 in News Volvo News

[The Wise Guide finds and recommends products. We earn commissions from purchases you make using the retail links in this post. Learn more about how this works.] Rain-X Fusion Wiper Blades – 12/1/2019 0:00 PST There are plenty of replacement wiper blade options out there, but Rain-X is likely a brand you’ve heard of for its popular […] More…

Want A Wagon That Won’t Depreciate Like A Rock? Buy A Volvo V90

posted by on 20 November 2019 in News Volvo Blog Volvo News

Automobile depreciation is a fact of life, although some makes and models are worse than others. Fun fact: the average Maserati loses ten percent of its value every time someone looks at it. But if you’re looking for a new car whose value isn’t going to plummet as soon as you drive it off the […] More…

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…

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…