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Polestar’s UK R&D Marks First Cake Day

posted by on 1 May 2020 in Polestar News

We wish times were better, but it’s a happy birthday to Polestar’s UK Research and Development team. What started as just 56 team members has more than doubled in the first year of operations for the group, working on Polestar’s vehicles beyond the 3. Polestar Automotive UK was forme last May, and during that year […] More…

Volvo to Lay Off 1,300 White Collar Workers in Sweden

posted by on 29 April 2020 in News Volvo News

Volvo Cars has announced that it will lay off 1,300 white-collar position in Sweden to “effectively position the company for long term growth,” according to a statement today. Volvo says that its production operations won’t affected by the job cuts, but that it will continue to review and reduce consultancy contracts. The company said it […] More…

The Polestar 2 is the First EV to be Crash Tested by the Volvo Group

posted by on 28 April 2020 in News Polestar News

Famed for its safety, Volvo is among the only automakers not simply satisfied with local governments crash tests. As a member of the Volvo Group, Polestar is equally committed to the safety of the people who drive its cars. Today, the young carmaker is focusing on exactly how its making its upcoming Polestar 2 so […] More…

The Polestar 2 Will Start at $59,900 in the US

posted by on 23 April 2020 in News Polestar News

Polestar today announced that pricing for the Polestar 2 would start at $59,900, lower than initially targeted in order to allow it to apply for state incentives in important markets. “We are quite enthusiastic to announce the U.S. pricing for the Polestar 2,” said Gregor Hembrough, Head of Polestar USA. “The MSRP is lower than […] More…

Volvo May Have to Cut Back on Facelifts and R&D

posted by on 22 April 2020 in News Volvo News

As a response to the cost of the coronavirus, Volvo may cut future costs by slowing R&D and mid-cycle refresh spending. The measures would not, according to Volvo CEO Hakan Samuelsson, affect the company’s research into electric vehicles or autonomy. Samuelsson told Automotive News Europe in an interview that the cost shutting down factories for […] More…

Volvo to Start Reopening European Plants on April 20

posted by on 17 April 2020 in News Volvo News

Volvo will reopen its Torslanda plant in Sweden next week. The decision follows downtime at the plant caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Work will start on April 20, according to Volvo. The decision was taken following talks with its labor unions. Office workers will also be returning to work on Monday. “We have a responsibility […] More…

The Precept Concept Car Previews Polestar’s Sustainable Future

posted by on 7 April 2020 in News Polestar News

The Polestar Precept is a vision into the future for the automaker, so it should hardly come as a surprise that the car is full of environmentally sustainable materials. Intended to be shown off at the Geneva Motor Show this month, the global Covid-19 pandemic meant that the show was canceled. So, Polestar decided to […] More…

Volvo and Veoneer Split Up Autonomous Subbrand 50-50

posted by on 2 April 2020 in News Volvo News

Zenuity, a joint venture of Volvo and Veoneer, will be split down the middle to, as Volvo puts it, accelerate autonomous technology development. The split will divide Zenuity into two parts, the first focusing on “unsupervised autonomous drive software” and will be owned by Volvo. The second portion will be owned by Veoneer and will […] More…

Volvo Car USA Launches New Service Program + App, “Volvo Valet”

posted by on 31 March 2020 in News Volvo News

In a continued effort to support customers and improve the Volvo ownership experience, this new vehicle pickup and delivery service allows all U.S. Volvo owners to have their cars serviced without leaving the home or work. In pilot for the last several months, Volvo Valet provides a convenient and transparent maintenance process to help make […] More…

Volvo Warns that its Earnings Will be Hurt in 2020

posted by on 26 March 2020 in News Volvo News

Along with the rest of the automotive world and, indeed, the rest of the economy, Volvo is warning that its 2020 earnings will be affected by the coronavirus. “The weakening market and production disruptions will impact the first half year results negatively as sales, profit and cash flow are expected to be lower than last […] More…