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Environment drives growth in EV sales in Asia

Rising air pollution in major cities across Asia has forced local governments to impose restrictions on the sale and circulation of vehicles...

Volvo's engine and platform independence progress

Engines are expensive items for an automaker to develop and, after sharing some powertrains with former owner Ford, Volvo, under new Chinese...


Glenn Brooks | 28 Jul 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.


Tony Pugliese | 6 Jul 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.


Graeme Roberts | 3 Jul 2015

This week it was, for once, my turn to stay back and mind the shop while colleagues scurried hither and yon to bring you news and interviews from a number of events here in Olde Engerland and Europe, all the while enduring 35C 'heatwaves', rail delays due to the 'wrong kind of heat', missed plane connections and the usual summer chaos.


Glenn Brooks | 12 May 2015

Not too long ago, Volvo had just two plants in Sweden and one in Belgium, plus a couple of small-scale SKD operations. By 2018, the firm’s manufacturing capability will have more than doubled, thanks to new facilities in China, the US, and likely India. What will be built in all these factories?

Latest Interviews

Graeme Roberts | 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.


Glenn Brooks | 10 Jul 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.

Latest News

Graeme Roberts | 8 Jul 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.


Tony Pugliese | 28 Jun 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. 


Graeme Roberts | 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.


Dave Leggett | 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.


Dave Leggett | 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.


Dave Leggett | 4 May 2016

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


Graeme Roberts | 18 Apr 2016

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


Tony Pugliese | 8 Mar 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.


Graeme Roberts | 25 Feb 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.


Graeme Roberts | 18 Feb 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.


Dave Leggett | 18 Jan 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.


Graeme Roberts | 12 Jan 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.


Graeme Roberts | 9 Dec 2015

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


Dave Leggett | 4 Dec 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.


Dave Leggett | 3 Dec 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.


Graeme Roberts | 30 Nov 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.


Dave Leggett | 15 Oct 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. 


Dave Leggett | 30 Sep 2015

SKF says it will supply Geely Auto with wheel hub bearing units and MacPherson suspension bearing units for their future car lines.


Tony Pugliese | 17 Sep 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.


Graeme Roberts | 1 Sep 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.


Dave Leggett | 20 Aug 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".


Dave Leggett | 19 Aug 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.

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