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Volvo Car Group has teamed up with Autoliv Inc. to develop autonomous driving software and compete in the new and emerging automotive market. The joint venture, which will be headquartered in Gothenburg, Sweden, will develop advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and autonomous drive (AD) systems for use in Volvo Cars, according to announcements by both […]

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Volvo has announced a new partnership with Uber that will see the ride sharing service put a fleet of 100 self-driving XC90 SUVs on U.S. roads in the next four months. Volvo will produce a new “base” vehicle for Uber that will be able to use the latest in autonomous driving technology, up to and […]

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Rolling out its Compact Modular Architecture in the new T5 Twin Engine plug-in hybrid powertrain will be a clean alternative to diesel vehicles, Volvo says. The T5 Twin Engine will be used for the first time in the new plug-in hybrid XC40 compact SUV set for a 2017 launch. It will offer better emission results […]

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It looks like 2021 could be a benchmark year for Volvo as it says it will join BMW in having self-driving cars on the road in five years. The Chinese-owned Swedish carmaker will begin testing vehicles with advanced self-driving features next year in Gothenburg, Sweden, London and China. Eventually, 100 test cars will be on […]

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Volvo is rolling out a more affordable version of its V60 diesel plug-in hybrid in the European market. The new version –  the V60 D5 Twin Engine – starts in the UK starts at £38,105 (about $51,000). That’s about 24 percent cheaper than the D6, which has been selling for £50,175 (or $67,250). It will […]

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Interest in Volvo’s XC90 plug-in hybrid has been strong enough to add PHEV options to two more Volvo models. About 20 percent of the buyers of its new XC90 are opting for the Twin Engine plug-in hybrid version of the sport-utility vehicle, more than double the company’s original expectations. It’s been a surprise hit for […]

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Volvo just offered a look at its new 40 series compact cars and SUVs, including a plug-in hybrid and an electric car. The Volvo 40 series should go on sale in the U.S. starting in 2018, according to IHS Automotive. These new models are the final major piece emanating from Chinese automaker Geely’s $11 billion […]

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Volvo’s self-driving cars are heading to the United Kingdom next year. The Swedish automaker has announced that it will launch the U.K.’s largest and most ambitious self-driving car trial yet in hopes of speeding up the introduction of a technology aimed to reduce car accidents while freeing up road congestion. Volvo is also working on […]

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A Volvo engineer who works on autonomous driving has called Tesla’s Autopilot autonomous driving aid a “wannabe.” Autopilot is a semi-autonomous system that lets the car take over for the driver – he or she can even release the steering wheel – at highway speeds. Tesla calls it a Level 2 system, meaning that it […]

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Volvo Cars has set an ambitious goal – selling one million “electrified cars” by 2025. That goal, says the automaker, will be carried out by launching at least two hybrid versions of every model, along with its first all-electric model in 2019. This is to add to a cumulative one-million total by 2025. In the […]

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