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Volvo to build electric motors in Sweden

Volvo to build electric motors in Sweden

Volvo Cars has announced that it will assemble electric motors at its engine plant in Skövde, Sweden, and plans to build a complete in-house production of e-motors there by the middle of this decade.

Our look ahead - These electric cars are coming in 2021

Our look ahead - These electric cars are coming in 2021

Which new electric cars will be launched in 2021? In the price range between 30,000 and 50,000 euros, the choice is growing. In addition to the compacts, an armada of heavyweight E-SUVs is rolling towards us. Christoph M. Schwarzer looks for us at the electric offerings of the new year!

Volvo to build 60 percent e-cars in Ghent in 2022

Volvo to build 60 percent e-cars in Ghent in 2022

Volvo Cars is tripling production capacity for electric cars at its plant in Ghent, Belgium, with e-cars set to account for around 60 percent of total production capacity there by 2022. So far, Ghent has produced an all-electric version and PHEV versions of the Volvo XC40, among others.

Volvo Cars and Geely renounce merger

Volvo Cars and Geely renounce merger

Volvo owner Geely and Volvo Cars have announced they will forgo their contemplated merger and instead significantly deepen their existing collaboration as two separate companies, including expanded sharing of modular architectures for e-cars.

Volvo to sell only electric cars from 2030 onwards

Volvo to sell only electric cars from 2030 onwards

Volvo Cars to become pure electric car maker from 2030 Back in 2018, Volvo set a target of half of its sales coming from pure e-cars by 2025. To that end, there's another change: e-cars will only be sold by Volvo through direct sales over the internet.

Volvo shows its first pure electric model C40 Recharge

Volvo shows its first pure electric model C40 Recharge

Volvo has unveiled the C40 Recharge, the second electric car in its current portfolio, shortly after announcing its intention to become an all-electric brand by 2030. Rather than being a true Golf-sized compact car like Volvo's previous "C" models, the C40 is the SUV offshoot of the familiar XC40 Recharge - and will only be offered with e-drive.

Polestar opens three more Spaces in Germany

Polestar opens three more Spaces in Germany

As part of the current relaxation for retailers, Swedish electric car brand Polestar has now opened more Polestar Spaces in Stuttgart, Hamburg and Munich, bringing the number of showrooms in this country to five.

Volvo: 44 percent Recharge share in Europe

Volvo: 44 percent Recharge share in Europe

26.6 percent of all Volvo cars sold worldwide in February were Recharge models, i.e. BEV or PHEV. In Europe, the Recharge share was as high as 44 percent. Recharge is also the name of the all-season tires with which Volvo will equip its pure e-cars in Northern and Central Europe as standard in the future.

Volvo Group invests in charging startup Driivz

Volvo Group invests in charging startup Driivz

Volvo Group has invested in Israeli startup Driivz, a software specialist for charging solutions that has developed a platform for comprehensive management of large charging systems for electric vehicles.

Polestar brings front-wheel drive version with two battery sizes

Polestar brings front-wheel drive version with two battery sizes

Polestar is expanding the range for its all-electric hatchback Polestar 2. As of now, three powertrains are available. In addition to the already available dual-motor drive with 300 kW output and a 78 kWh battery, there are now also two variants with front-wheel drive.

Polestar: 550 million dollars via capital increase

Polestar: 550 million dollars via capital increase

Polestar has received $550 million from a group of long-term financial investors, a private placement of newly issued shares that the company says "marks the first time outside backers have demonstrated their confidence in Volvo's electric car brand."

Polestar to track CO2 equivalents in supply chain

Polestar to track CO2 equivalents in supply chain

Polestar has entered into a strategic partnership with blockchain provider Circulor. One element of the partnership is tracking CO2 equivalents through the supply chain, which will help meet Polestar's goal of building a carbon-neutral car by 2030.

Volvo C40 Recharge starts from 57,995 euros - in the Netherlands

Volvo C40 Recharge starts from 57,995 euros - in the Netherlands

Volvo has opened the order books for the C40 Recharge in the first European countries. The second electric model in the Swedes' current line-up is available to order now in the Netherlands and Norway and from June 3 in Sweden and the UK, with more markets to follow in the coming weeks.

Volvo and Polestar offer preferential prices with Ionity

Volvo and Polestar offer preferential prices with Ionity

Plugsurfing's partnerships with Polestar as well as Volvo Cars bring new benefits to owners of both brands' electric models: they will be able to charge at all Ionity public fast-charging stations at a heavily discounted rate of 35 cents per kWh from July 1.

Polestar 3 is manufactured locally for the US market

Polestar 3 is manufactured locally for the US market

Swedish electric car brand Polestar announced that its first SUV model called Polestar 3 will be produced locally for customers in the U.S., at Volvo Cars' manufacturing center in Ridgeville. Production of the Polestar 3 is expected to begin globally in 2022.

Volvo XC40 Recharge Pure Electric

Volvo XC40 Recharge Pure Electric

Volvo XC40 Recharge Pure Electric

Volvo: US factory Ridgeville to become an all-electric plant

Volvo: US factory Ridgeville to become an all-electric plant

Swedish automaker Volvo Cars will convert its Ridgeville plant in the US state of South Carolina into an all-electric car production facility, where it plans to build "new-generation all-electric cars - ahead of Europe and ahead of China".

Volvo outlines battery and tech strategy to 2030

Volvo outlines battery and tech strategy to 2030

Volvo Cars has given details of its ambitious battery strategy, as well as other safety and software technologies that will make their way into the next generation of Volvo's electrified passenger cars, during a virtual event called "Tech Moment".

Volvo shows electric design study Concept Recharge

Volvo shows electric design study Concept Recharge

As Volvo unveiled its battery and tech strategy, it also previewed the design language of the next generation of all-electric Volvo cars with the Concept Recharge. According to Volvo, the designers defined the new proportions detached from the idea of combustion engines.

Volvo C40 Recharge available to order from 57,890 euros

Volvo C40 Recharge available to order from 57,890 euros

The first all-electric Volvo, the C40 Recharge Pure Electric, is now available to order in Germany, starting with a premium-equipped special edition model called the "First Edition", which Volvo is advertising at €57,890.

Volvo and Geely establish joint venture for powertrains

Volvo and Geely establish joint venture for powertrains

Volvo Cars and its parent company Geely have formed a joint venture called Aurobay. The new company will develop combustion engines, transmissions and hybrid powertrains, allowing the Swedes to focus on developing premium electric cars themselves.

Volvo: stake in Polestar back to just under 50%

Volvo: stake in Polestar back to just under 50%

Volvo Cars has announced the acquisition of more shares in electric car brand Polestar, bringing the carmaker's stake back up to 49.5 percent. Meanwhile, a media report says that Polestar is currently negotiating an IPO via SPAC.

Polestar: Start of deliveries of single-engine variants in September

Polestar: Start of deliveries of single-engine variants in September

Polestar has announced that the single-engine variants of the Polestar 2, which were unveiled in the spring, will begin shipping this month. The Swedish-Chinese brand is also looking to expand further globally.

Volvo increases e-range of its large PHEVs

Volvo increases e-range of its large PHEVs

Volvo has revised the plug-in hybrid powertrains of the large SPA platform, which is expected to not only increase the electric range to probably up to 90 kilometers in the Recharge models of the 60 and 90 series, but also slightly increased the system power.

Polestar gives details of Polestar 3 E-SUV

Polestar gives details of Polestar 3 E-SUV

Polestar CEO Thomas Ingenlath has revealed some info on the Polestar 3 at the IAA Mobility show, stating that the brand plans to offer the E-SUV with one as well as two engines. In addition, Ingenlath gave new details on the interior.

Volvo launches front-wheel drive version of the XC40 Recharge

Volvo launches front-wheel drive version of the XC40 Recharge

Volvo is now launching a second drive variant for the all-electric XC40 Recharge in Germany. Following the sales launch of the all-wheel drive version in July, the electric model is now also available with front-wheel drive and 170 kW of power - but still differs from the new FWD versions of the Polestar 2.

Volvo Cars plans IPO for the end of 2021

Volvo Cars plans IPO for the end of 2021

Chinese carmaker Geely plans to float its Swedish passenger car subsidiary Volvo Cars on the Stockholm stock exchange later this year. New shares are expected to raise gross proceeds of around 25 billion Swedish kronor (2.5 billion euros), and Geely intends to remain the largest shareholder.

Polestar 2 launches in Austria

Polestar 2 launches in Austria

Polestar has launched sales of the Polestar 2 in Austria, where it is available in Long Range Dual Motor and Long Range Single Motor variants. Polestar also recently opened a Polestar Space in Vienna.

Volvo and Polestar bring OTA update for CMA Stromer

Volvo and Polestar bring OTA update for CMA Stromer

Polestar and Volvo have begun rolling out the latest over-the-air update package for the Polestar 2 and electric XC40 in stages across all markets. The new update includes range assist and, in the case of the Polestar 2, improved battery preconditioning.

Volvo Cars acquires Chinese Luqiao plant from Geely

Volvo Cars acquires Chinese Luqiao plant from Geely

Geely has given its Volvo Cars subsidiary control of the car plant in Luqiao, China, which produces the Polestar 2 and Volvo XC40 Recharge electric models, among others, and as part of the move, the Luqiao manufacturing plant will be renamed Taizhou.

Mustang Mach-E and Ioniq 5 convince in crash test

Mustang Mach-E and Ioniq 5 convince in crash test

Two electric models were also rated in the latest EuroNCAP crash tests: both the Ford Mustang Mach-E and the Hyundai Ioniq 5 scored a full five stars overall.

Volvo publishes CO2 balance of the C40 Recharge

Volvo publishes CO2 balance of the C40 Recharge

Volvo Cars has published the life cycle assessment of the new Volvo C40 Recharge, which started production in October in Ghent, Belgium, and one of the key messages is that even when the C40 Recharge is charged with electricity from the global energy mix, its CO2 footprint, including production and recycling, is lower than that of a combustion car.

Polestar aims to double number of stores by end of 2023

Polestar aims to double number of stores by end of 2023

Electric car brand Polestar aims to increase its annual sales to 290,000 vehicles by the end of 2025 with expansion in existing and new markets and the launch of three new models. Polestar is expected to be present in 30 markets by the end of 2023, up from 14 currently.

Volvo plans third plant in Europe

Volvo plans third plant in Europe

Volvo Cars is planning a significant expansion of its production capacity and intends to build another plant in Europe in the medium term. Initially, production capacity at the existing European plants in Torslanda near Gothenburg and Ghent in Belgium is to increase to 1.2 million vehicles.

Polestar 5: Series design close to Precept study

Polestar 5: Series design close to Precept study

Polestar has previewed the final design of the Polestar 5 as part of a documentary series on YouTube. The electric four-door performance GT, based on the Polestar Precept concept car, is set to launch in 2024.

Is the XC90 successor called Embla?

Is the XC90 successor called Embla?

The all-electric successor to the Volvo XC90 could be called Embla, and a hint from Volvo boss Hakan Samuelsson has now led to the potential model name for the US-built E-SUV.

Volvo and Polestar work on compact SUV - with different technology

Volvo and Polestar work on compact SUV - with different technology

Volvo and Polestar are each working on an all-electric compact SUV, according to a British media report. However, according to the report, these will not be built on the same platform, but will each be standalone. However, there are question marks.

Polestar reportedly working on 800-volt E-motor with 475 kW

Polestar reportedly working on 800-volt E-motor with 475 kW

Polestar is developing a new electric motor and battery pack with an 800-volt system, according to a media report, and the Polestar-exclusive powertrain could debut in the Polestar 5.

Spain: Volvo and Iberdrola to build charging stations at car dealerships

Spain: Volvo and Iberdrola to build charging stations at car dealerships

Volvo Cars has partnered with energy provider Iberdrola in Spain to set up a network of public charging points at its dealerships in the country, the first of which has been commissioned in Lérida in Catalonia.

Volvo invests almost one billion euros in Torslanda plant

Volvo invests almost one billion euros in Torslanda plant

Volvo Cars will invest ten billion Swedish kronor (around €960 million) in its Torslanda plant near Gothenburg in the coming years to prepare it for the production of the next generation of all-electric cars.

Volvo may be planning e-crossover between XC60 and XC90

Volvo may be planning e-crossover between XC60 and XC90

According to a media report, Volvo is planning a new all-electric crossover model whose size will be between the XC60 and XC90. According to the report, the planned start of production is 2024, and later around 100,000 units will be built per year.

Volvo plans five e-models and two PHEVs

Volvo plans five e-models and two PHEVs

Volvo Cars has given an insight into its model plans at a dealer conference in the U.S. Battery-electric cars dominate, but the Swedes also plan to launch two new plug-in hybrids.

Volvo to build electric XC40 in Malaysia too in future

Volvo to build electric XC40 in Malaysia too in future

Volvo Cars plans to start assembling its all-electric XC40 Recharge in Malaysia later this year, with plans to export the Malaysian-made electric vehicle to other Southeast Asian markets in addition to the local market.

Successor to the Volvo XC60 to use Northvolt cells

Successor to the Volvo XC60 to use Northvolt cells

The all-electric successor to the Volvo XC60 is set to launch in 2024, according to a media report, and will be the first production model to use battery cells from Volvo's joint venture with Northvolt.

Volvo reallocates board responsibilities

Volvo reallocates board responsibilities

Volvo Cars is reorganizing its management team as of June 20, with Björn Annwall (previously chief financial officer) and Javier Varela (previously responsible for research and development, manufacturing, procurement, supply chain and quality) sharing the post of chief operating officer and deputy CEO.

Volvo to build electric car plant in Slovakia

Volvo to build electric car plant in Slovakia

Volvo has announced the construction of a new electric car plant in Slovakia. The new production facility near Kosice is expected to be designed to produce up to 250,000 all-electric cars per year. Construction is scheduled to begin in 2023, with mass production starting in 2026.

Volvo has the model name "EXC90" protected

Volvo has the model name "EXC90" protected

The first images of a patent application for a large Volvo SUV have surfaced on the internet. In addition, Volvo has had the name "EXC90″ protected by the European Patent Office. This fuels speculation about the all-electric successor generation - but it could also be a major upgrade to the current plug-in hybrid.

Volvo announces electric XC90 successor called EX90

Volvo announces electric XC90 successor called EX90

The all-electric successor to the Volvo XC90 will be called the EX90 and will be unveiled on November 9. Volvo Cars has now officially announced this. However, the Swedes are not yet giving any details about the powertrains - but they are giving the first details about the installed safety systems.