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    Volvo Cars will be unable to reach its global volume target of 800,000 vehicles this year. Considering everything that has - or hasn't - happened in 2020, any automaker that ends the period moving more metal than they did in 2019 should probably have a statue erected in front of their...
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    Volvo's only US plant is struggling mightily through this pandemic. The plant, which currently produces the S60 "really needs an SUV," says Volvo CEO, Hakan Samuelsson. The troubles started, as you might expect, with the COVID-19 pandemic. That meant a shut down from March through to May 11...
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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 of...
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    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...
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    When Li Shufu, head of Geely, revealed that he had bought nearly 10% of Daimler's shares last month, he said that it was in an effort to ward off tech industry outsiders who were looking to take over the automotive industry. Executives at both Daimler and the Geely-owned Volvo, though, are...
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    Volvo Cars President and CEO Håkan Samuelsson has been named 2018 World Car Person of the Year at the Geneva Motor Show earlier today. The award comes from the World Car of the Year jury. The jury is made up of more than 80 prominent automotive journalists from around the world. “I see this...
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    Volvo and Geely have announced a new joint venture that will see the companies share existing and future technologies. The goal of the joint venture will be to deepen industrial synergies and provide the economies of scale so that both automakers can rapidly develop next-generation electrified...
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    Hakan Samuelsson, Volvo's CEO, recently revealed that this generation of diesel engines could be the company's last. Volvo predicts that with mid-cycle improvements the engine will be useful until about 2023, but that the cost of developing a new engine after that will cost too much to be...
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    Volvo’s CEO, Hakan Samuelsson last week called for the car industry to more closely reflect consumer demand and go greener. “Our customers want safer, more sustainable and convenient cars,” said Samuelsson. “We can meet that demand, be a force for change and grow our business at the same time...
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    You’ll be able drive along the highway without touching the steering wheel or the gas pedal within the next five years, promises Volvo. That’s according to a new report from Bloomberg. “It’s our ambition to have a car that can drive fully autonomously on the highway by 2021,” said Hakan...
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    Volvo Cars, the premium car maker, plans to launch China’s most advanced autonomous driving experiment in which local drivers will test autonomous driving cars on public roads in everyday driving conditions. Volvo expects the experiment to involve up to 100 cars and will in coming months begin...
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    Polestar, the performance brand of Volvo Cars, will operate as a dynamic and independent enterprise under Volvo Cars' ownership, according to Håkan Samuelsson, president and chief executive of Volvo Cars. Polestar will have its own management team and will control its own product strategy...
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    Its seems that the world of journalism, much like any profession, is a bit of an old boys club. Stepping out of the elevator in the lobby of the Hotel Nobis after a long day of flights and wandering the streets of Stockholm, it became quite clear that I was one of very few in attendance who...
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