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EU heavy truck market sees 19.4% gain in 2015; pos

9 February 2016

Recent data from ACEA confirm that 2015 was a year of positive growth for the EU27 heavy (16t and over) truck market, the 260,135 sales total representing a gain of 42,269 units, or 19.4% versus the previous year's 217,866-unit result.


NA Class 8 truck sector under mounting pressure

10 December 2015

Volvo Trucks North America’s decision to cut the workforce at its Virginia truck plant by around 25% in February 2016, is likely to send shivers through the entire North American heavy truck manufacturing sector. It is also a somewhat unfortunate baptism for Martin Lundstedt, the former president and CEO of major rival Scania, who replaced Olof Persson as Volvo president and CEO on 22 October.


Management briefing: India automotive update (2)

31 October 2014

India's automotive sector has suffered tougher times lately as the domestic economy has turned down. In this month's management briefing, Tony Pugliese examines the latest developments. This second instalment looks in a little more detail at domestic market trends by marque and exports [includes data tables].


Russia logistics feature

29 June 2009

The Russian car market may be reeling from its first major decline in vehicle sales for nine years, made worse by government taxes and anti-corruption measures, but logistics executives are still looking to improve their service to consumers, the Automotive Logistics Russia conference in Moscow heard last week.

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INTERVIEW: Belgian employer body Agoria: Bert Mons

1 December 2011

Despite the presence of pan-European automotive components body CLEPA in Brussels, Belgium still has a strong national supplier base, represented by employers' trade association Agoria, based in the Belgian capital. Simon Warburton talked to Agoria director Bert Mons in Brussels to find out his take on the current issues facing the organisation and how the lack of a formal government is hindering - or helping.


Q&A with Oskar Goitia – MD at Mondragon Automocion

5 January 2010

Mondragon Group, the world’s largest workers’ cooperative, has grown out of its historical Basque roots to comprise an organisation with global presence. It is also a significant player in the automotive industry components sector with cooperative firms manufacturing components, modules, machinery and tools. Oskar Goitia, MD of Mondragon’s automotive division, tells just-auto editor Dave Leggett how the business is developing and staying true to its founding principles.

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just-auto Plus only Volvo Trucks appoints new electromobility VP

4 July 2018

Volvo Trucks is now reinforcing its electromobility organisation with the arrival of Edward Jobson, who will serve as vice president of the new Electromobility function. In his new role he will develop and lead work in Volvo Trucks' unified function for...


Volvo wins largest electric bus order for Sweden

3 July 2018

Volvo Buses has secured its largest all-electric order with 30 versions to be delivered to GS Buss, a subsidiary of Göteborgs Spårvägar and Public Transport Authority Västtrafik.


just-auto Plus only Volvo Buses wins record order for electric buses

3 July 2018

Gothenburg in Sweden now takes the lead in the transition to electrically propelled urban bus traffic in Sweden. The order for 30 all-electric Volvo buses from GS Buss, subsidiary of Goteborgs Sparvagar, and public transport authority Vasttrafik, is the...


Volvo Trucks and FedEx demo truck platooning tech

29 June 2018

Volvo Trucks North America, together with FedEx and the North Carolina Turnpike Authority, has used advanced driver assistance system (ADAS) technology to conduct on-highway truck platooning as part of ongoing research collaboration.


Volvo Trucks introduces Volvo Connect

27 June 2018

With the introduction of Volvo Connect, a new customer portal that offers a single interface for digital services and functions, Volvo Trucks says it is even easier for customers to access the full benefits of digitalisation and connectivity.


just-auto Plus only Volvo Group announces senior management changes

19 June 2018

Volvo’s senior management team is to be strengthened to further intensify the rate of change at the Volvo Group and the development of new business models. The role of deputy CEO will be refined and a new CFO will be appointed. A further change will take...


just-auto Plus only Nova Bus wins largest hybrid bus order

12 June 2018

Nova Bus, a leading transit bus manufacturer in North America, has been awarded the collective contract for Quebec's transit authorities, coordinated by Association du transport urbain du Quebec (ATUQ). The 5-year contract, covering the period from 2020 to...


just-auto Plus only Volvo Trucks develops new driver support systems

8 June 2018

Better traffic safety and enhanced working environment for drivers. These are the goals as Volvo Trucks introduces its new driver support systems based on Volvo Dynamic Steering – an award-winning innovation that assists steering of heavy trucks in a...


Volvo Trucks unveils its second etruck model

10 May 2018

Just three weeks after the unveiling of Volvo Trucks’ first all-electric truck, the Volvo FL Electric, the company is expanding its product range with another electric truck. The Volvo FE Electric is designed for heavier city distribution and refuse transport operations with gross weights of up to 27 tonnes. Sales will commence in Europe in 2019.


Volvo Trucks/Cars to share real-time traffic info

8 May 2018

Volvo Trucks is introducing a cloud-based service, Connected Safety, which allows Volvo trucks and Geely-owned Volvo cars to automatically alert each other to hazardous traffic situations. Thanks to this 'pioneering collaboration', two independent vehicle manufacturers are allowing their cars and trucks to share real-time traffic hazard information.


Volvo unveils its all-electric commercial truck

13 April 2018

Volvo Trucks says it is introducing - in 2019 - its first all-electric truck for commercial use - the Volvo FL Electric for urban distribution and refuse operations, among other applications. Sales and series production of the new model will start in Europe next year.


just-auto Plus only VECV sales surge 22.8% in February 2018

19 March 2018

VE Commercial Vehicles (A Volvo Group and Eicher Motors joint venture) sold 6,882 units in February 2018 as compared to 5,603 units February 2017, recording a growth of 22.8%. This includes 6,789 units of Eicher brand and 93 units of Volvo brand. Following...


just-auto Plus only Nova Bus appoints new vice president of sales

19 March 2018

Nova Bus announced that Ray Little has been appointed vice president of Sales for North America, effective immediately. In collaboration with his team, he will oversee growth efforts across North America through the use of innovative business solutions,...


Volvo surpasses 4,000 electrified bus sales

15 March 2018

Volvo Buses has now sold more than 4,000 electrified Volvo buses to customers the world over. The latest order is for 90 hybrid buses from Brussels.


just-auto Plus only Volvo Trucks updates Volvo FE

14 March 2018

Volvo Trucks extends the low-entry cab range for the Volvo FE with several new features, for demanding transportation in urban areas. Most of the features are about improved safety and productivity for drivers. At the same time, gas-powered engines are now...


just-auto Plus only Volvo Group 2017 sales up 11% to SEK335bn

31 January 2018

"In 2017 the Volvo Group achieved its highest sales and operating income in history. For the full year, we grew our net sales by 11% to SEK335bn (US$42.6bn) and improved our operating to SEK30.3bn. Trucks, Construction Equipment, Volvo Penta and Financial...


Volvo Trucks plans e-trucks for 2019

25 January 2018

In 2019 Volvo Trucks says it will start selling electric medium-duty trucks in Europe, and the first units will be put into operation together with a few selected reference customers already this year. "Electromobility is fully in line with Volvo Truck’s long term commitment for sustainable urban development and zero emissions," says Claes Nilsson, president Volvo Trucks.


just-auto Plus only Volvo/NTU Singapore to build autonomous e-bus

12 January 2018

Volvo Buses and Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore have signed a cooperation agreement on a research and development program for autonomous electric 12-metre buses. The program is part of the Land Transport Authority of Singapore's drive...


Geely to become AB Volvo’s largest shareholder

4 January 2018

China’s Zhejiang Geely Holding Group is set to become the largest shareholder in AB Volvo after it agreed to buy the 8.2% stake held in the Swedish truck and bus maker by Cevian Capital, according to reports in China.


just-auto Plus only VECV sales surge 49.5% in December 2017

2 January 2018

VE Commercial Vehicles (A Volvo Group and Eicher Motors joint venture) sold 6,087 units in December 2017 as compared to 4,071 units in December 2016, recording a growth of 49.5%.This includes 5,955 units of Eicher brand and 132 units of Volvo...


just-auto Plus only Volvo Trucks introduces new battery system

14 December 2017

Volvo Trucks is introducing a new battery system for Volvo FH and Volvo FM, which provides sufficient power for all in-cab functions while also reducing the risk of standstill due to discharged batteries. “Drivers can enjoy improved comfort and living...


Volvo Group shows autonomous truck in Beijing

17 November 2017

Volvo has demonstrated a self-driving lorry to a Volvo Group Innovation Summit in Beijing after conducting research into autonomous transport solutions for several years.


Volvo Trucks 'in talks with Samsung on EV trucks'

16 November 2017

Volvo Trucks is reportedly in discussion with Samsung to develop new generation batteries for freight trucks powered by electricity, according to a Korean newspaper.


just-auto Plus only VECV sales surge 14.6% in October 2017

3 November 2017

VE Commercial Vehicles (A Volvo Group and Eicher Motors joint venture) sold 5,228 units in October 2017 as compared to 4,560 units in October 2016, recording a growth of 14.6%.This includes 5,166 units of Eicher brand and 62 units of Volvo brand. Following...


Volvo Group sales and income rise

20 October 2017

Volvo Group Q3 2017 net sales increased 12% to SEK77.2bn (SEK68.8bn a year ago).


just-auto Plus only Volvo joins Sweden4Platooning project

20 October 2017

In a new Swedish research project Volvo will test platooning to reduce carbon emissions and to improve goods transport efficiency. But the full potential of platooning can only be realised when trucks from different manufacturers communicate and find each...


just-auto Plus only Volvo Group Q3 2017 sales up 12% to SEK77.2bn

20 October 2017

“In the third quarter both the Volvo Group’s sales and profitability continued to increase, with an especially strong performance in our construction equipment business. The quarter was also characterised by the completion of an historic upgrade of...


just-auto Plus only Volvo Buses launching new Volvo 7900 Electric

16 October 2017

Volvo Buses is now launching a new version of its all-electric bus, the Volvo 7900 Electric. With significantly extended range and more charging options, the new Volvo 7900 Electric offers bus operators even greater flexibility. Battery capacity, in...


just-auto Plus only VECV sales surge 25.6% in September 2017

6 October 2017

VE Commercial Vehicles (A Volvo Group and Eicher Motors joint venture) sold 6,083 units in September2017 as compared to 4,843 units in September2016, recording a growth of 25.6%.This includes 5,934 units of Eicher brand and 149 units of Volvo...


just-auto Plus only Volvo introduces FM LNG/FH LNG gas-powered trucks

4 October 2017

Volvo Trucks is now introducing Euro 6-compliant heavy duty trucks running on liquefied natural gas or biogas. The new trucks have the same performance, driveability and fuel consumption as Volvo’s diesel-powered models. Furthermore, the new...

AB Volvo (commercial vehicles) news

just-auto Plus only Volvo Trucks appoints new electromobility VP

4 July 2018

Volvo Trucks is now reinforcing its electromobility organisation with the arrival of Edward Jobso...


Volvo wins largest electric bus order for Sweden

3 July 2018

Volvo Buses has secured its largest all-electric order with 30 versions to be delivered to GS Bus...


just-auto Plus only Volvo Buses wins record order for electric buses

3 July 2018

Gothenburg in Sweden now takes the lead in the transition to electrically propelled urban bus tra...


Volvo Trucks and FedEx demo truck platooning tech

29 June 2018

Volvo Trucks North America, together with FedEx and the North Carolina Turnpike Authority, has us...


Volvo Trucks introduces Volvo Connect

27 June 2018

With the introduction of Volvo Connect, a new customer portal that offers a single interface for...


just-auto Plus only Volvo Group announces senior management changes

19 June 2018

Volvo’s senior management team is to be strengthened to further intensify the rate of chang...



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