Tag: Volvo

Mar 2, 2021 - 03:58 pm

Volvo presents the new C40 Recharge

Shortly after announcing its intention to become an all-electric brand by 2030, Volvo has unveiled the C40 Recharge, the second purely electric car in its current portfolio and the first to be offered exclusively with electric drive.

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Mar 2, 2021 - 01:03 pm

Volvo to become all-electric carmaker in 2030

Volvo Cars will become an all-electric car manufacturer from 2030. In 2018, Volvo had set itself the goal of achieving half of its sales with purely electric cars by 2025. To this end, there is another change: Volvo wants to sell electric cars only via online direct sales.

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Feb 25, 2021 - 11:19 am

Volvo & Geely cancel fusion and opt for cooperation

Volvo owner Geely and Volvo Cars have announced that they will forego their proposed merger and instead significantly deepen their existing cooperation as two separate companies. This includes, among other things, expanded joint use of modular architectures for electric cars.

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Feb 5, 2021 - 02:41 pm

Hamburg orders electric buses from Irizar, MAN & Volvo

Hamburg public transport operator Verkehrsbetriebe Hamburg-Holstein (VHH) has completed the tender for a further 32 electric buses. The contracts were awarded to Irizar, MAN and Volvo. Delivery of the new vehicles is scheduled to begin at the end of 2021.

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Jan 27, 2021 - 08:38 pm

CA: TransLink orders 15 e-buses from Nova Bus

Volvo’s Canadian subsidiary Nova Bus has received an order from TransLink for 15 new electric buses. These will complement two e-buses from Nova Bus that have already been in service since 2019 for the transport company active in the Greater Vancouver area.

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Jan 13, 2021 - 01:54 pm

Gothenburg to test emission-free ‘Green City Zone’

Starting in the spring of 2021, the Swedish port city of Gothenburg is planning to establish a zero-emission urban area under the title ‘Gothenburg Green City Zone,’ which will have a variety of climate-neutral modes of transport and a networked infrastructure.

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Jan 7, 2021 - 02:20 pm

Volvo targets 60% EV production in Ghent by 2022

Volvo Cars is tripling the production capacity for electric cars at its plant in Ghent, Belgium. By 2022, electric cars are to account for around 60 per cent of total production capacity there. Among other things, a purely electric version and the PHEV versions of the Volvo XC40 have been produced in Ghent so far.

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Dec 9, 2020 - 01:29 pm

Volvo to build electric motors in Sweden

Volvo Cars has just announced that it will assemble electric motors at its engine plant in Skövde, Sweden. The Geely-owned Swedish company aims to establish a complete in-house production of electric motors at the plant by the middle of this decade.

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Nov 22, 2020 - 12:52 pm

Daimler & Geely join forces for hybrid powertrain R&D

Daimler and its Chinese shareholder Geely are tightening the knots they share as they agree to cooperate in the development and production of hybrid drives. The two automotive groups intend to use synergies in their global research and development networks.

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Nov 10, 2020 - 10:16 pm

AU: Chargefox opens high power charging site #18

Chargefox has opened its first ultra-rapid charging station in Western Australia, the eighteenth nationally. The EV charging network provider has also signed a deal with Volvo following similar agreements with other major carmakers.

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Nov 4, 2020 - 04:30 pm

Polestar in talks for fresh financing round

Volvo subsidiary and electric car manufacturer Polestar is in talks with investors to raise at least 500 million US dollars. At this stage, the corresponding financing round has not yet been concluded.

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Oct 31, 2020 - 02:04 pm

Polestar announces wider recall

The problems with the Polestar 2 are apparently more serious than previously assumed. In an official statement, Polestar has announced a recall campaign so the company can replace defective inverters in most of the customer vehicles delivered.

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Oct 22, 2020 - 01:29 pm

Volvo XC40 prices are out for USA and Canada

In North America, Volvo Car USA and Volvo Car Canada have announced the pricing for Volvo’s first purely electric vehicle, the XC40 Recharge as well as access to nationwide charging networks in both countries.

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Oct 6, 2020 - 09:16 pm

Volvo confirms small electric car on Lynk& Co. platform

According to CEO Håkan Samuelsson, Volvo will also use the new SEA (Sustainable Experience Architecture) EV platform recently presented by the fellow Geely brand Lynk & Co. The incoming compact model below the XC40 will be the first Volvo based on this platform.

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Oct 4, 2020 - 06:23 pm

Recall of 2,000 Polestar 2 electric cars confirmed

Following reports of problems with the all-electric Polestar 2 after deliveries started a few weeks ago, Polestar confirmed that they detected “a software error in the battery power control module, which, in very rare cases and without warning can lead to a loss of drive”.

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Sep 27, 2020 - 12:27 pm

Polestar showcar Precept to make it into the series

Polestar announced that the Polestar Precept concept presented earlier this year would go into production. CEO Thomas Ingenlath said it would take “at least three years” before the company can begin producing the fully electric four-door Grand Tourer.

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Aug 21, 2020 - 02:13 pm

UK: Volvo XC40 in three new hybrid variants for 2021

Volvo has introduced a new entry-level version of its XC40 Recharge Plug-in Hybrid that will cost British buyers less than 40,000 pounds when it arrives in 2021. Also new on the line-up are two mild-hybrid petrol variants of the Recharge T4.

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Aug 20, 2020 - 05:39 pm

Akasol orders machines for US battery factory from Manz

German battery systems manufacturer Akasol has now placed the follow-up order for production equipment for its planned battery factory in the USA with the mechanical engineering company Manz. The “Gigafactory 2” as Akasol calls it is set to open in late 2021.

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Aug 18, 2020 - 09:01 pm

More carmakers agree on CO2 reduction with CARB

The Californian environmental authority CARB has now concluded five individual agreements with car manufacturers for voluntary CO2 reduction in the US state. The emission target supersedes the levels promoted by the Trump administration.

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Jul 15, 2020 - 11:29 am

Polestar is eyeing Tesla closely

Volvo has imported a Tesla Model Y from the USA and registered it in Sweden to take a closer look. Volvo had already brought one of the then new Tesla Model 3 to Sweden in 2018 – and now, as is well known, offers a competitor for the Model 3 under its EV brand Polestar.

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Jul 9, 2020 - 06:56 pm

Volvo invests in Circulor for blockchain technology

Volvo Cars has invested in Circulor, a British blockchain specialist so that the Swedish car manufacturer can make the origin of raw materials more transparent in future. The two companies have not disclosed the amount of the investment.

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Jul 8, 2020 - 09:27 pm

EU pilot project for usability of charging stations

The eCharge4Drivers project is to conduct demonstrations across key cities in the EU to understand better consumers’ perspective on EV charging infrastructure. As one of 32 stakeholders, ABB will test new DC charging stations to EU standards.

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https://www.electrive.com/2021/03/03/volvos-electric-car-outlet-polestar-increases-us-presence/
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