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For years, the in-house performance arm of Volvo had been turning up the capabilities and sportiness of the Swedish brand’s cars, but now Polestar is branching off on its own as demonstrated by the reveal of its first standalone car. Called the Polestar 1, this new hybrid clearly takes its design inspiration from the gorgeous […]

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Volvo, in collaboration with Manchester’s transport authority, is now conducting a public trial and demonstration tour of its Volvo 7900e “Metroshuttle” on Manchester’s streets. The demonstration tour started in mid-September, serving the city of Manchester as a free transport service for eight weeks. From Manchester, the Metroshuttle is expected to head to London’s Heathrow Airport […]

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Volvo and parent company Zhejiang Geely Holding are forging a new joint venture to share technology and speed up next-generation vehicle electrification. Separately, Volvo announced it will take a “significant” minority share in sibling brand Lynk & CO. The startup Geely subsidiary will tap into Volvo’s vehicle technology and dealers as it readies for a […]

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Forget the moose test, Volvo’s latest problem is the ‘roo test. One of the biggest challenges in the development of autonomous cars is spotting and reacting to animals. Buildings, cars, and pedestrians are all relatively easy to spot, and they mostly look and move in similar ways. Wildlife is a bit more of a challenge. […]

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Like many brands, Volvo has a performance sub brand – theirs is called Polestar. A report in Auto Express suggests that Volvo and its parent company, Chinese automaker Geely, are looking to expand the Polestar offerings, and that expansion will include a line of performance-oriented EVs. SEE ALSO: Polestar Performance Hybrids Planned by Volvo This […]

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Volvo is ready to strengthen its presence in both China and the global electrified vehicle market through a battery electric vehicle launch. The Swedish automaker is preparing to manufacture its first all-electric model in China, with an official launch expected next week at Shanghai’s auto show, sources told Automotive News Europe. It’s expected to launch […]

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Volvo is working to introduce its first all-electric vehicle and the brand is targeting a range of at least 250 miles. Speaking with Automotive News at the Geneva Motor Show, Lex Kerssemakers, the CEO of Volvo Car USA, said that he has tasked engineers with coming up with an electric car that will travel at […]

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Volvo is beefing up its green car offerings by rolling out a three-cylinder engine plug-in hybrid, its first production battery electric vehicle, and a new 48-volt micro hybrid in 2019. Mats Anderson, senior director of electric propulsion systems, outlined the product plan as a speaker during the SAE 2017 Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Technologies Symposium […]

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Volvo Cars announced it will introduce Microsoft’s Skype for Business smartphone app to its new 2017 90 Series vehicles. Accessible through a large center touchscreen, drivers of the XC90, S90, or V90 can view a list of scheduled meetings, their contact lists and with a simple tap, “Join Meeting” can connect to conference calls without […]

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A test drive of a Volvo with the Drive-E powertrain up in the Rocky Mountains impressed an auto analyst for its powerful performance. A Kelley Blue Book analyst has written about driving up in Vail, Colo., where he found that even with the 8,000 foot elevation and grade climbing, the Volvo car’s supercharged and turbocharged […]

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