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08.05.2019 - 18:09

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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23.03.2019 - 13:17

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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13.03.2019 - 17:00

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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06.03.2019 - 12:13

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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27.02.2019 - 15:16

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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25.02.2019 - 14:34

Volvo goes for better PHEVs and mild hybrids

Volvo presents improved and newly developed plug-in hybrid drives that will be used in the entire model range. This means that Volvo has expanded its production capacities so that 25 % of total production will now be concerned with PHEVs. Mild hybrids will also be introduced in the coming months.

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12.02.2019 - 15:05

Mobile libraries with Volvo e-buses in Sweden

The Gothenburg Municipal Library will use two Volvo e-buses for its mobile libraries from summer 2020. Finnish company Kiitikori designed the interiors of the two 7900 Electric buses, which not only include bookshelves but also meeting points for children and adults.

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08.02.2019 - 13:13

Volvo searching for Polestar investors

Volvo is currently holding talks with Chinese and US investors to generate additional capital for its Polestar electric car brand. Meanwhile, the subsidiary has announced that the Polestar 2, the brand’s first all-electric model, will be officially presented on February 27.

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07.02.2019 - 13:25

Akasol to deliver heavy duty batteries to Sweden

The German battery system manufacturer Akasol has announced the extension of their long-term framework agreement to supply an unnamed Swedish commercial vehicle manufacturer with high-performance battery systems for electric buses and trucks.

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04.02.2019 - 13:47

Volvo Penta electrifies diesel ferry

Building on the ElectriCity project in Gothenburg, the city’s existing electric bus service will be expanded to include a fully electric ferry. For this purpose, a diesel ferry is to be converted to an electric ship propulsion system from Volvo Penta.

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15.01.2019 - 19:57

Volvo invests in high power wireless charging

The Swedes’ financial arm, the Volvo Group Venture Capital AB, say they made an investment in Momentum Dynamics and their high power inductive charging technology. The start-up of Philadelphia is working towards 200+kW to charge heavier electric vehicles with no connection needed.

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06.01.2019 - 17:17

Polestar teases their performance BEV

Polestar has released a first teaser photo of their first all-electric model, which is to be fully unveiled “in the coming weeks”. In addition, Volvo’s performance brand has released the first performance data of the Polestar 2.

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06.12.2018 - 16:32

FreeWire gathers $15 million in financing round

The high speed charging specialists from FreeWire managed to take in 15 million dollars (about €13.2 million) in fresh capital during a financing round. The investors included BP and Volvo, who had also previously invested in the company.

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01.11.2018 - 13:50

Volvo & Baidu to develop autonomous EVs

Volvo Cars and the Chinese internet giant Baidu have agreed to cooperate and jointly develop fully electric and autonomous vehicles for the Chinese market, before entering serial production with them.

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31.10.2018 - 15:40

Volvo testing new EV batteries with Ricardo

Volvo Cars of Sweden has turned to Britain’s Ricardo for a new partnership. Volvo wants the engineering firm to test and asses battery cells for upcoming electric cars. The project has been described as “large-scale”.

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25.10.2018 - 20:08

BYD, ST and Yutong share Singapore electric bus order

Singapore has contracted three companies with an order for 60 electric buses to be delivered in 2019/ 2020. The contracts went to BYD, ST Engineering and Yutong-NARI. At the same time, Singapore Power announced their plan to build 1,000 charging points in the city-state.

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25.10.2018 - 20:40

Volvo invests in rapid charging firm FreeWire

Volvo has invested in FreeWire Technologies, who specialises in mobile rapid charging systems in California. Their charging stations initially use low voltage power, so operators can simply connect them to a standard power outlet.

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27.09.2018 - 18:10

Update on PHEV adaption to WLTP

The new WLTP standard in the EU has automobile manufacturers scrambling to adapt their plug-in hybrid vehicles to the new emissions regulations. Volkswagen, BMW, Mercedes and Porsche have even temporarily halted sales of PHEVs in the EU.

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17.07.2018 - 16:52

Polestar taking position to rival Tesla Model 3

Volvo’s electrifying performance branch Polestar has revealed details on their first all-electric models. The Polestar 2 is shaping up to be particularly interesting as pricing and sizing will set it right on par with the Tesla Model 3.

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09.07.2018 - 15:26

Polestar appoints Gregor Hembrough to lead in the USA

Volvo’s all-electric performance brand Polestar is driving their global expansion. A new subsidiary in the States has found a new leader. Gregor Hembrough is to lead Polestar Automotive USA Inc. building on 25 years of experience in the automotive industry.

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05.07.2018 - 16:37

Beige electric cabs by LEVC kick-off in Germany

A bit of Britain has come to Germany today as LEVC launches their range extended cab in the country. The TX will cost just short of 60,000 euros and LEVC chairman Carl-Peter Forster believes the taxi will soon make it on “many significant markets” worldwide.

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03.07.2018 - 14:21

Volvo XC40 Electric to be profitable “from day one”

Volvo is preparing for the launch of the electrified XC40 series and has narrowed down on price. The all-electric XC40 will cost about 50,000 dollars according to Volvo CEO Håkan Samuelsson. He also affirmed Volvo’s intention to be profitable “from day one” at a media event.

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02.07.2018 - 12:07

Sweden establishes e-mobility testbed worth 1BN SEK

Carmakers Volvo and Volkswagen’s Scania together with the Research Institutes of Sweden (RISE), and Chalmers University of Technology are establishing a testbed for electric mobility. With funding from the Swedish government the investment totals one billion krona (about 96M euro).

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https://www.electrive.com/2019/05/15/volvo-group-secures-supplier-deals-with-catl-and-lg-chem/
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