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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…

Volvo Patents New Head-(Way)-Up Display

posted by on 9 September 2019 in Volvo News

Volvo has just come up with a new head-up display. One that wants you to look up. Way up. Dashboards are cluttered. And they’re getting even more cluttered. With not just displays, controls, and buttons, but with safety gear. And styling. So automakers need to find new places to stash gargets and gizmos. This new […] More…

Driving the Updated 2020 XC90

posted by on 27 August 2019 in News Volvo News

The XC90 is being updated for 2020 and Volvo has taken an “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” approach to the update, so you could be forgiven for not having noticed that the above-pictured XC90 has been changed. But along with wool seats, Volvo has changed the fascia, updated the braking system, and updated […] More…

Volvo Recalls More than Half a Million Cars for Fire Risk

posted by on 22 July 2019 in News Volvo News

Volvo is recalling more than 507,000 vehicles powered by its 2.0-liter engine. The recall is being ordered because, in rare cases, a faulty intake manifold may lead to a fire. The brand reports that its own investigation found that “in very rare cases the plastic engine intake manifold may melt and deform.” This, in turn, may […] More…

The Coolest Volvo is Also the Best New Beetle

posted by on 15 July 2019 in Volvo News

You’ve probably never heard of it, but one of the coolest branches of the Volvo group is this one. Arquus. Formerly Renault Trucks Defense, they build crazy armored military vehicles. With names like Fortress, Dagger, Bastion, and Torpedo. This is their latest. The Scarabée, French for Beetle. It’s smaller and lighter than a Humvee, but […] More…