Tag: Volvo

Feb 25, 2020 - 05:09 pm

Polestar Precept shows a design future

Polestar has shown a foretaste of future electric models of the brand under the name Precept. The concept is a fully electric four-door Grand Tourer, which will be presented at the Geneva Motor Show in March.

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Feb 20, 2020 - 02:58 pm

LEVC to create 100 jobs in electric van production

The Geely subsidiary LEVC (London Electric Vehicle Company) wants to create 100 new jobs during the production of the new delivery van in Anstry near Coventry. Pre-series production of the PHEV transporter recently started. But the company also has ambitious plans with the well-known taxi model.

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Jan 21, 2020 - 04:54 pm

EV charging infrastructure roll-out in Brazil

Brazil’s EV charging infrastructure is moving ahead with both public and private actors. Volvo, BMW and Portugal-based energy firm EDP are among them, along with Volkswagen, Audi, Porsche, Siemens, ABB and Electric Mobility Brazil from Sao Paulo.

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Jan 20, 2020 - 02:36 pm

GKN Automotive and Delta join forces on e-drives

GKN Automotive and Delta Electronics are launching a strategic cooperation for the development and marketing of electric drives for the 80 to 155 kW power class. The drives from the joint development are to be launched on the market in three years.

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Jan 14, 2020 - 12:13 pm

Volvo looking to build electric XC-90 in the USA

According to a media report, Volvo will produce the fully-electric version of its XC90 SUV model at its Ridgeville plant in South Carolina and will also build a plant to produce the battery packs for the model on the site starting this autumn.

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Nov 28, 2019 - 02:12 pm

Polestar 2 will be offered in Switzerland

Following the Polestar 1 PHEV model, Polestar will also be offering the all-electric Polestar 2 in Switzerland starting next year. It will be the seventh European market for the first BEV from Sweden.

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Oct 8, 2019 - 12:49 pm

Geely & Volvo merge hybrid and ICE motors

Volvo Cars and its parent company Geely intend to merge the development and production of internal combustion engines and hybrid drives into an independent company to save costs and to focus on the development of an all-electric range of cars.

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Sep 13, 2019 - 03:20 pm

Volvo & Polestar to charge into Australia in 2020

The notoriously underserved electric car market in Australia can look ahead to a better 2020. Volvo and Polestar are planning to bring two electric cars and a PHEV to the continent in 2020. Besides, Mini is readying the all-electric Cooper for entry as well.

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Aug 27, 2019 - 12:34 pm

Polestar opens first factory in China

Volvo’s electric car subsidiary Polestar opened its first production facility today. At the new facility in Chengdu, China, the 441 kW Polestar 1 PHEV coupe is manufactured for China and export markets.

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Aug 8, 2019 - 04:32 pm

Zaragoza integrates hybrid buses in fleet

The Spanish city of Zaragoza has put 17 Volvo hybrid buses into operation. The next expansion is already planned: In September, 18 hybrid articulated buses and four electric buses will be added to the fleet.

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Aug 6, 2019 - 01:50 pm

Volvo banks on Blockchain for cobalt transparency

Volvo wants to use blockchain technologies to increase transparency regarding the origin of the cobalt used in the batteries of their electric cars. The first project in China, the home country of Volvo’s mother company Geely, has now been launched.

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Jul 18, 2019 - 04:37 pm

Volvo & Samsung to develop e-truck batteries

The Volvo Group and Samsung SDI have formed a strategic alliance to develop battery packs specifically for Volvo electric trucks. Samsung SDI will supply the battery cells and modules to the Volvo Group that will assemble these in its facilities.

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May 8, 2019 - 06:20 pm

Polestar opens new R&D facility in UK

Polestar has established a new R&D centre for future electric vehicles in Coventry, England. At the new British location, the Volvo electric brand will initially employ around 60 engineers to support the development of vehicles beyond the Polestar 3.

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May 6, 2019 - 01:55 pm

Volvo & Polestar get separate U.S. EV tax credits

The fully electric Volvo subsidiary Polestar has qualified for the $7,500 federal tax credit in the USA separately from their mother company, meaning that each will be allowed to sell 200,000 vehicles before the credit runs out.

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Apr 1, 2019 - 06:06 pm

Volvo to reveal an all-electric XC40 later this year

Volvo will introduce the first all-electric version of its XC40 brand compact SUV later this year, which will be the Volvo Car Group’s second BEV after the recently launched Polestar 2. Both electric models are to be launched in 2020.

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Mar 23, 2019 - 01:00 pm

Volvo is tripling up on PHEV components

Volvo is seeing enormous demand for its electrified models and expects sales to rise even further by the end of the year. CEO Hakan Samuelsson, admitted that Volvo has underestimated demand but said they are “tripling the capacity”.

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Mar 13, 2019 - 05:08 pm

Volvo electric buses ordered across Europe

The Dutch city of Leiden has put five Volvo electric buses into operation on their roads, which are part of an order from last year for 23 electric buses by the public transport operator Arriva. The Birmingham Airport has also ordered six of the Volvo 7900 Electric buses.

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Mar 6, 2019 - 12:19 pm

Volvo limits its cars to top speed of 180 km/h

Volvo has announced that it will limit the top speed on all its cars to 180 kph from 2020. At first glance the reasons are purely noble: Volvo declares every human life lost through an accident in a Volvo is one too many. This argument is compelling when speeding remains one of the most common reasons […]

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Feb 27, 2019 - 03:08 pm

Polestar 2 debut garnered with detail

The Volvo subsidiary Polestar has officially launched its first volume production model. Two electric motors with a combined output of 300 kW power the Polestar 2 EV that has a battery capacity of 78 kWh, which should enable a WLTP range of 500 km.

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Found on electrive.com
https://www.electrive.com/2020/02/25/polestar-precept-shows-the-design-future-of-the-volvo-subsidiary/
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