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  1. S90 & V90, V90CC (SPA: 2017 - )
    I've been using the NOCO battery tender Genius 5 with no issues using the alligator clips. With a dual battery, I know Volvo wants us to not use the direct connection to the battery to charge or maintain. Whether they recommend using the posts in the engine bay. That is what I have been doing...
  2. Volvo News Blog
    Volvo Cars and Polestar are doing so well when it comes to reducing CO2 emissions for the brand's vehicles that they're going to start selling their surplus credits to Ford, and aren't ruling out offers to other automakers, following a CO2 pooling system implemented by the European Commission...
  3. Volvo News Blog
    Tesla has made a name for itself surprising internal combustion cars with its speed off the line. Hardly a surprise, since EVs deliver all of their torque immediately. So how does the all-electric Polestar 2 compare? Well, under very specific circumstances, it beats the Tesla handily. Mind you...
  4. Volvo News Blog
    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...
  5. Volvo News Blog
    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...
  6. Volvo News Blog
    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...
  7. Volvo News Blog
    Volvo has announced the pricing for the all electric XC40 in the UK and the price is r ather high at £53,155 . Put another way, that’s a thousands pounds more than base price for the XC90. That price converts to roughly $65,000 in the US, but car prices are rarely a straight conversion thanks...
  8. Volvo News Blog
    Volvo has just announced the startup of its latest and brand-new battery assembly line. The Belgian factory is part of the same manufacturing plant that will build the XC40 Recharge P8, the first fully-electric Volvo, starting later this year. “I am pleased to celebrate this momentous occasion...
  9. Volvo News Blog
    Tesla's Model 3 played a late-stage part in the development of Volvo's XC40 Recharge, one that's likely made it better for those planning on taking the Swedish EV for long-range drives. We increased the battery size,” Volvo CTO Henrik Green told Automotive News Europe, speaking about the...
  10. Volvo News Blog
    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...
  11. Volvo News Blog
    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...
  12. Volvo News Blog
    Polestar has unveiled its first volume model, as well as the Volvo Group's first modern electric model: the Polestar 2. Polestar is specifically calling out the Tesla Model 3 and it will seek to compete with it on power, range, and price. Borrowing its overall looks from the Polestar 1, the 2...
  13. Volvo News Blog
    It has long been reported that Polestar's electric ambitions include 500 km (or roughly 310 miles) of range, and a recent teaser from the company seems to suggest that the reports were correct. Among a flurry of teasers, Polestar posted a video of a battery charging gauge. Along with the...
  14. Volvo News Blog
    Volvo has unveiled its concept for fully autonomous travel with the 360c and it has done it in the most Volvo of ways: by talking about safety. Along with being a mobile office, a bedroom, and living room, the 360c concept will also use lights, sounds, and movements to communicate with humans...
  15. Volvo News Blog
    Either Volvo is going back in time or there's a new form of propulsion on the horizon for the XC60, because the Swedish brand just trademarked the names XC60 B4 AWD and XC60 B5 AWD nameplates. Given Volvo's naming structure, we know that B4 and B5 will refer to the XC60's powertrain...
  16. Volvo News Blog
    An electric Volvo XC40 is on its way. The automaker’s design boss, Thomas Ingenlath, revealed a pure electric version of the acclaimed XC40 crossover would be the automaker’s first fully electric vehicle. A performance-focused EV will arrive beforehand, however that model will be sold under the...
  17. Volvo News Blog
    Volvo Trucks has introduced the first all-electric commercial truck, with sales in Europe set to start next year. Not quite as big as Tesla’s pre-production tractor-trailer, the Volvo truck is meant for urban distribution and “refuse operations,” which we’re pretty sure is Volvonese for picking...
  18. Volvo News Blog
    Volvo is taking its promise of electrification to its next logical step and proposing that 50% of its lineup could be 100% electric in just six years. Volvo CEO Hakan Samuelsson made the comments to The Drive at the Geneva Motor Show earlier this year , saying that the decision would...
  19. Volvo News Blog
    Volvo Cars, the premium car maker, has announced that every Volvo it launches from 2019 will have an electric motor, marking the historic end of cars that only have an internal combustion engine (ICE) and placing electrification at the core of its future business. The announcement represents...
  20. Volvo News Blog
    Volvo is working to introduce its first all-electric vehicle and the brand is targeting a range of at least 250 miles.  Speaking with Automotive News at the Geneva Motor Show, Lex Kerssemakers, the CEO of Volvo Car USA, said that he has tasked engineers with coming up with an electric car...
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