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ANALYSIS - XC60 D5 and future Volvos

10 Apr 2018 | Glenn Brooks

Volvo Cars has an XL sized hit on its hands with the new XC60. In the first three months of 2018, deliveries reached 38,241 units, making this the company's best seller ahead of the XC90 and helping VCC to set a fresh record for worldwide sales in Q1.

ANALYSIS - Volvo V90 Cross Country

10 Jul 2017 | Glenn Brooks

Will people in the US take to the V90 CC? That's the key question for a model which replaces the XC70, a car that Audi went after with the A6 allroad, and now Mercedes-Benz wants in on the action too.

Last night a PR saved Volvo's life

6 Jul 2017 | Calum MacRae

Ever since Euro NCAP came into being, thus forcing all of its competitors to have five-star rated cars in an impact as a price of entry to the vehicle market, Volvo has been scratching around for a new USP.

ANALYSIS - 2017 Volvo V60 Polestar

10 Apr 2017 | Glenn Brooks

Volvo's phase-out of all engines with a capacity greater than 1,969 cubic centimetres and with more than four cylinders continues. Sadly, the intoxicatingly tuneful in-line twin scroll turbo six which powered the V60 Polestar is no more, replaced by a supercharged and turbocharged Drive-E unit. So, what's the verdict on the new four-cylinder engine?

ANALYSIS - Volvo XC90 D5 PowerPulse

24 Mar 2017 | Glenn Brooks

Volvo continues to tweak and expand the XC90 model line-up. The Drive-E diesel can now be upgraded with a PowerPulse package that boosts power to 235hp and raises torque to 480Nm.

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Volvo unveils its first all-electric commercial-use truck

13 Apr 2018 | Dave Leggett

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.

Ekoenergetyka and Malmö sign bus charger deal

20 Mar 2018 | Simon Warburton

Ekoenergetyka and the Southern Swedish city of Malmö have inked a deal for delivery of three 300KW Quickpoint chargers.

AB Volvo surpasses 4,000 electrified bus sales

15 Mar 2018 | Dave Leggett

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.

Volvo Cars announces Polestar 1 launch markets

7 Mar 2018 | Graeme Roberts

Volvo Cars' Polestar 1, shown publicly at the Geneva show this week, following its global media reveal in Shanghai, China, in late 2017, will now initially be sold in 18 markets, up six from the 12 announced last month.

Volvo Cars global sales up 12.1% in February 2018

5 Mar 2018 | Dave Leggett

Volvo Cars' good start to 2018 continued in February after the Geely-owned premium car maker reported a global year-on-year sales increase of 12.1% for the month, with deliveries of the new XC40 small SUV now underway.

GKN starts All-Twinster SUV testing near Arctic Circle

1 Mar 2018 | Simon Warburton

GKN Driveline has started deeper testing a new SUV technology research vehicle, highlighting its work in eDrive, All-Wheel Drive (AWD) and systems integration.

Scania's first electric bus to operate in Ostersund

1 Mar 2018 | Dave Leggett

Following trials, Scania’s first battery electric bus, the Citywide Low Floor, will from mid-March be operated in regular traffic in the northern Swedish city of Östersund.

Volvo Cars offers two PHEV powertrain options on V60

22 Feb 2018 | Dave Leggett

For the first time on a Volvo Cars model range, the Geely-owned premium brand is to offer two plug-in hybrid powertrains on its new V60 (five-door, mid-size premium estate) model. It says the move reflects its 'industry-first announcement to electrify all new cars from 2019'.

Northvolt wins EUR52m battery plant loan approval from EIB

13 Feb 2018 | Simon Warburton

Northvolt has secured approval from the European Investment Bank (EIB) for a EUR52.5m (US$65m) to construct a li-ion battery factory in Västerås, Sweden.

Polestar building new Swedish HQ

13 Feb 2018 | Graeme Roberts

Polestar has started construction of a new headquarter building located in Torslanda, Sweden, on the same campus as the main Geely owned Volvo Cars head offices and factory.

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