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  1. 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...
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    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...
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    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...
  4. 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...
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    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...
  6. 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...
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    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...
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    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...
  9. Volvo News Blog
    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...
  10. Volvo News Blog
    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...
  11. Volvo News Blog
    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...
  12. Volvo News Blog
    Volvo has announced a new long-term deal with a pair of battery makers. Helping ensure the supply of cells for the next generation of cars from both Volvo and electrified sports car brand Polestar. The deal is with CATL and LG Chem, two of the world's leading battery suppliers. It covers the...
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    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...
  14. 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...
  15. Volvo News Blog
    Along with the first image of its second model, Polestar has revealed a few details about its (and also Volvo's) first EV model, the Polestar 2. With 400 hp on tap, the "four-door 'fastback'" will be able to get you moving in a hurry. It will also get you far, though, because Polestar claims...
  16. 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...
  17. 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...
  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 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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