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Environment drives growth in EV sales in Asia

11 January 2016

Rising air pollution in major cities across Asia has forced local governments to impose restrictions on the sale and circulation of vehicles in recent weeks, affecting millions of motorists.


Volvo's engine and platform independence progress

25 November 2015

Engines are expensive items for an automaker to develop and, after sharing some powertrains with former owner Ford, Volvo, under new Chinese owner Geely, developed its own Drive-E engine range. The engines, which are all built with a maximum capacity of two litres and four cylinders, offer lower weight, size and complexity, all resulting in lower emissions, lower fuel consumption and greater driveability.


ANALYSIS: Making sense of China's sales volatility

28 July 2015

Just as in Europe, India or the USA, looking at China as one market doesn't give you the full picture. Differences across geographical areas are one reason why some models are suddenly hugely popular, while others are fading rapidly.


ANALYSIS: Thailand targets EVs for future growth

6 July 2015

The Thai government has identified electric vehicles (EVs) as the next growth segment for its automotive industry and looks to be in the process of developing a comprehensive strategy to attract investment in this sector.

Latest interviews


Geely/Volvo architecture cooperation bears fruit

18 May 2016

Peter Mertens, senior vice president, research and development, Volvo Car Group, describes the cooperative development of the new Compact Modular Architecture (CMA) with parent Geely as "good relations" though the start was a little rocky as culture and time zones took some adjusting to, on both sides.


Q&A: Ulrika Pettersson, Tech Leader - Volvo XC90

10 July 2015

As head of software development for VCC's V526 project, Ulrika Pettersson manages the input of suppliers to the new XC90's advanced infotainment system. With more variants of this big SUV still to come, her role is evolving.


Q&A: Volvo XC90 chief engineer Håkan Ivarsson

2 July 2015

Volvo Cars' technical director for the 90 Cluster models opens up about the development of the XC90. Plus, what's coming for two VCC architectures: SPA for medium and large vehicles, and the smaller Geely-Volvo CMA.


CEVT's Mats Fägerhag on Geely-Volvo CMA platform

24 April 2014

Mats Fägerhag, the former head of R&D for Saab, is now the CEO of China Euro Vehicle Technology AB (CEVT). This small firm's engineers are quietly creating the new CMA scalable architecture for C and B segment Geely and Volvo models.

Latest news


Geely Auto first half profits rise, forecast up

19 August 2016

Geely Automobile Holdings has boosted first half profit after sales in China rose.


OEMs to beware "cultural imperialism" in China

10 August 2016

Overseas companies should be wary of establishing "cultural imperialism" in China says one prominent ex-auto CEO, as the drive to consolidating the plethora of automotive OEMs in the country looks to gather momentum.


Wabco supplies vacuum pumps to Geely

10 August 2016

Wabco has reported details of its new multi-year supply agreement with Geely, one of China’s largest automobile manufacturers and owner of Volvo passenger cars. Extending new business with this existing customer, Wabco will supply the vast majority of vacuum pumps for Geely cars and sport-utility vehicles in the Chinese market, starting in 2019.


Kandi secures US$45m Hainan government subsidy

9 August 2016

Kandi Technologies Group says its Kandi Electric Vehicles (Hainan) subsidiary, has reached an agreement with the Hainan Provincial Government for Kandi Hainan to receive a US$45.1m subsidy to support research and development expenditures on a new model of electric vehicle


just-auto Plus only C-NCAP conducts first 90-degree crash test

8 August 2016

To celebrate the tenth year anniversary of the establishment of China New Car Assessment Programme (C-NCAP), Geely Auto (Geely) put forth its most recent model, the Geely Emgrand GL to undergo China’s first 90-degree direct impact crash test at the China...


Volvo Cars reports double-digit first half growth

8 July 2016

Volvo Cars reported a solid double-digit sales increase for the first six months of the year, posting growth of 10.5% to 256,563 cars compared with the same period in 2015. Sales of the XC90 were the main growth driver globally.


Geely to sell stake in Zhidou Electric Vehicle

28 June 2016

China’s Geely Automobile plans to cut its stake in Ninghai Zhidou Electric Vehicles Company, a manufacturer of electric city cars locate in Lanzhou, in China’s north-western Gansu province. 


Geely raises US$400m for zero-emission London taxi

23 May 2016

China’s Zhejiang Geely Holding Group has raised US$400m through a 'green' bond issue to fund the development of a hybrid successor to the black cab at its London Taxi Company (LTC) subsidiary.


Geely raises capital for electric London cabs

20 May 2016

Zhejiang Geely Holding Group has raised US$400m to support the development of zero-emission capable vehicles by its UK subsidiary, the London Taxi Company (LTC), maker or the iconic London Black Cab.


Volvo Cars plans EUR500m bond issue

10 May 2016

Volvo Cars has announced it is seeking to raise EUR500m from a bond issue, its first entry into the global corporate bond markets in its 89 year history. The Geely-owned company is starting a roadshow for potential investors this week.


Volvo Cars swings to profit in Q1

4 May 2016

Geely-owned Volvo Cars has posted Q1 earnings gains boosted by strong sales of its recently launched and high margin XC90.


GKN supplies Volvo S90 eAxle

18 April 2016

GKN Automotive is again supplying Geely's Volvo Cars with an eAxle system for a plug-in hybrid.


Geely and Corun launch new-energy vehicle platform

8 March 2016

Geely Automobile and Hunan Corun New Energy, a local manufacturer of lithium batteries, have launched a technology sharing platform for the development of new-energy vehicles (NEVs), including electric and hybrid-electric vehicles.


UK Volvos more autonomous and smarter

25 February 2016

Geely's Volvo Cars' UK unit has announced updates that add new semi-autonomous and connected car features to various models across the range.


Volvo Cars eyes 2016 sales record

18 February 2016

Geely's Volvo Cars expects record sales in 2016 for the third consecutive year, president and chief executive Håkan Samuelsson said. He also forecast operating profits would improve in 2016, due to growth in the three main sales regions of China, Europe and the US.


Volvo Cars shoots for luxury growth in US

18 January 2016

Volvo Cars is aiming to sell 87,000 cars in the US in 2016 and cement its position as a player in high-end segments of the US car market.


Volvo sells a half million for the first time

12 January 2016

Geely's Volvo Cars sold 503,127 vehicles in 2015, the first time it has sold over half a million cars in its 89-year history.


China revives and extends vehicle purchase subsidy

9 December 2015

As city new vehicle sales slow and traffic congestion increases, China is introducing purchase subsidies for rural region buyers, a media report said.


Geely enters Chinese ride-hailing market

4 December 2015

Geely has plans for its own app to join the rush for China's ride-on-demand services, according to a Xinhua news agency report.


Volvo Cars reports best sales month ever

3 December 2015

Volvo Cars posted a 26% increase in retail sales for the month of November, selling 49,055 cars globally which it said represents a new all-time high result for a single month.


Could relaxed China child policy see minivan soar?

30 November 2015

Automakers in China are betting that Chinese families will embrace the minivan, hoping the larger, unsexy sibling of the bestselling SUV will become the next big thing just as Beijing relaxes the one-child policy.


Volvo Cars plans electric car for 2019

15 October 2015

In a sign that vehicle makers may be reacting to the current uncertainties over prospects for diesel engined cars in the wake of the VW emissions scandal, Volvo Cars is putting renewed emphasis on its electrification plans. 


just-auto Plus only SKF to supply bearings to Geely

30 September 2015

SKF says it will supply Geely Auto with wheel hub bearing units and MacPherson suspension bearing units for their future car lines. Stephane Le Mounier, President, Automotive Market, says, "Working with Geely Auto on this new platform is evidence of...


Volvo and Geely open new R&D centre in Shanghai

17 September 2015

Volvo Cars, controlled by China’s Geely Automobile Holdings, inaugurated its new CNY420m (US$66m) R&D in Shanghai this week. The Volvo Car (China) R&D Centre will develop a new Compact Modular Architecture (CMA) to be shared by the next generation Volvo 40 and a forthcoming Geely compact model. It will be the first platform architecture to be shared by the two brands.


Volvo and Geely sharing hatchback & SUV platform

1 September 2015

Volvo and Geely will share a new modular platform, known as CMA, to develop a new hatchback and a new SUV amongst other cars.


Volvo Cars acquires control of its China JVs

20 August 2015

Volvo Cars has taken control of its three joint venture operations in China for SEK2.2bn in order, it says, to "more accurately reflect its growing presence in the world's largest car market".


Volvo Cars reports H1 profit up 71%

19 August 2015

Volvo Car Group, a subsidiary of Geely, has reported an operating profit of SEK1,660m for the first half of 2015, compared to SEK968m for the same period in 2014.


Geely defies China slowdown with strong July

11 August 2015

Geely Automobile has announced that the total sales volume of the group for the month of July was 29,578 units, an increase of approximately 47% over the same period in 2014, but was down approximately 11% from June.


Geely to invest in renewable methanol firm

7 July 2015

Zhejiang Geely (Geely Group) has announced plans to invest a total of US$45.5m in Carbon Recycling International (CRI), an Iceland-based company that specialises in the production of renewable methanol fuel.


Geely domestic sales increase 25% in May

5 June 2015

Geely Automobile said May sales in China rose 25% year on year to 38,395 units though exports plunged 34% to 4,164 cars.

Geely news

Geely Auto first half profits rise, forecast up

19 August 2016

Geely Automobile Holdings has boosted first half profit after sales in China rose. Announcing...


OEMs to beware "cultural imperialism" in China

10 August 2016

Overseas companies should be wary of establishing "cultural imperialism" in China says one promin...


Wabco supplies vacuum pumps to Geely

10 August 2016

Wabco has reported details of its new multi-year supply agreement with Geely, one of China's larg...


Kandi secures US$45m Hainan government subsidy

9 August 2016

Kandi Technologies Group says its Kandi Electric Vehicles (Hainan) subsidiary, has reached an agr...


just-auto Plus only C-NCAP conducts first 90-degree crash test

8 August 2016

To celebrate the tenth year anniversary of the establishment of China New Car Assessment Programm...


Volvo Cars reports double-digit first half growth

8 July 2016

Volvo Cars reported a solid double-digit sales increase for the first six months of the year, pos...



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