Tag: Volvo

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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Jun 8, 2020 - 02:52 pm

Daimler progresses fuel cell cooperation with Volvo

Daimler has taken an organisational step towards a commercial vehicle fuel cell joint venture with Volvo Trucks: In the newly founded Daimler Truck Fuel Cell GmbH & Co. KG, all of the Group’s fuel cell activities will now be bundled together.

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May 12, 2020 - 02:47 pm

Volvo planning a larger eSUV Coupé XC100

It seems Volvo is planning an XC100 Recharge as a purely electric model. According to an article in US media, the coupé-like SUV is not intended to replace the XC90, but should instead complement the model range with a difference.

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Apr 24, 2020 - 02:35 pm

Polestar 2 pricing out for the USA

Polestar has published the prices for its first purely electric model in the USA. The list prices of the Polestar 2 start at 59,900 US dollars: The battery-electric car qualifies for the federal tax credit of 7,500 dollars.

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Apr 21, 2020 - 12:14 pm

Daimler & Volvo join on truck and bus fuel cells

Daimler Truck and the Volvo Group intend to establish a joint venture to develop and build fuel cells for heavy-duty commercial vehicles. Although the letter of intent just signed is non-binding, a final agreement is expected to be concluded by the end of the year.

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Apr 8, 2020 - 10:00 pm

Polestart teases more details regarding Precept

At the end of February, Polestar presented the Precept, as a preview of future electric models. More details were to be revealed at the Geneva Motor Show in March, but since the car show was cancelled, Polestar has now revealed slightly more about the company’s design direction with the Precept.

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Found on electrive.com
https://www.electrive.com/2020/11/22/daimler-geely-join-forces-for-hybrid-powertrain-development/
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