Volvo invests in Circulor for blockchain technology

Volvo Cars has invested in Circulor, a British blockchain specialist so that the Swedish car manufacturer can make the origin of raw materials more transparent in future. The two companies have not disclosed the amount of the investment. Last ...

Volvo Cars goes for PlugSurfing as charging partner

Volvo Cars is now cooperating with PlugSurfing to offer its customers access to the more than 200,000 charging points of the Plugsurfing network. Volvo’s Polestar electric car brand recently joined the Plugsurfing network. Drivers of Volvo’s electric cars can ...

SE: Volvo to deliver 157 electric buses for Transdev

In Sweden, Volvo Buses will deliver 157 electric articulated buses to Transdev starting in 2020. All of the coaches will be Volvo’s 7900 Electric Articulated model and will operate on several lines in the city of Gothenburg. ++ Kindly ...

Malmö orders 60 electric bendy-buses from Volvo

Volvo Buses has received another major order for electric buses from the Swedish city of Malmö. The bus operator Nobina has ordered 60 articulated battery-electric buses. Single-body electric buses from Volvo are already on the road in the southern ...

Volvo presents serial ready electric articulated bus

Volvo is showing an articulated e-bus for the first time at Busworld Europe. The Volvo 7900 EA (Electric Articulated) can transport up to 150 passengers, and Volvo says it consumes up to 80 per cent less energy than a ...

Volvo Buses & Batteryloop take e-bus battery recycling global

Volvo Buses is providing the batteries from its electric buses with a second life as stationary storage on a large scale. Following individual pilot projects, Volvo Buses has now concluded an agreement with Batteryloop, that covers all batteries for ...

Volvo is launching the C40 Recharge in the Netherlands, Norway

Volvo has opened the order books for the C40 Recharge in the first European countries. The second electric model in the Swedish companies’ current range is available to order now in the Netherlands and Norway and from 3 June ...

Volvo electric heavy-duty and regional use trucks

After Volvo Trucks recently started selling electric trucks for urban traffic, the manufacturer now plans to introduce heavy electric vehicles for construction and regional distribution and has developed two concept trucks. These are a four-axle tip truck and a ...

Volvo FL and Volvo FE electric trucks start sales in Europe

Volvo Trucks have just announced the start of sales for their Volvo FL and Volvo FE electric trucks in selected European markets, namely Sweden, Norway, Germany, Switzerland, France and the Netherlands. Serial production is planned for March 2020. The ...

Iberdrola and Volvo team up for Recharge in Spain

Iberdrola and Volvo Car España have signed a framework cooperation agreement under which the energy group will supply charging solutions for the car manufacturer’s Recharge vehicle range in Spain. The solution for Volvo will come through Wallbox, in which ...

Follow up orders for Volvo hybrid and electric buses

Volvo Buses has received two follow-up orders for hybrid and electric buses. While the Belgian capital Brussels has ordered 128 hybrid vehicles, the Norwegian city of Drammen has ordered another 22 Volvo fully-electric buses. The Belgian capital, to which ...

Vy Buss orders 49 articulated electric buses from Volvo

Volvo Buses has received an order from the Swedish public transit operator Vy Buss for 49 purely electric articulated buses. The vehicles will be used in the Swedish city of Jönköping from summer 2021. The order from Vy Buss ...

Volvo CE taking orders for e-construction vehicles

Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) is now accepting advance orders for its electric construction equipment, specifically for the ECR25 Electric compact excavator and the L25 Electric compact wheel loader. Registrations can be made via a new online site that ...

Volvo Cars & Waymo to develop self-driving electric cabs

Volvo Cars, with its Polestar and Lynk & Co. brands, has entered into a strategic partnership with Waymo. They aim to integrate Waymo’s technologies for autonomous driving into a new electric vehicle platform for ride-hailing services. Waymo, a unit ...

Volvo presents EV Concept Recharge

In the course of presenting its battery and tech strategy, Volvo has also given a preview of the design language of the next generation of fully electric Volvo cars with the Concept Recharge. According to Volvo, the designers have ...

Volvo’s Ridgeville plant to go fully electric

The Swedish car manufacturer Volvo Cars will convert its Ridgeville plant in the US state of South Carolina into an all-electric car production facility. The company says that here, the fully electric cars “of the new generation will be ...

Volvo’s tech roadmap targets range and fast charging

Volvo Cars has published details of its future technology roadmap. The Swedish company owned by Geely says that it will focus on range and fast charging for the next generation of its fully electric cars. In the short term, ...

Volvo’s XC40 up for online purchase in the UK

The expanded Volvo XC40 Recharge pure electric range is now available for UK customers to purchase online. Three new versions of the compact SUV have been introduced, with updated equipment specifications. The range is now comprised of the XC40 ...

Volvo upgrades hybrid buses for more range

Volvo has added new features to the S-Charge series of hybrid buses. The vehicles can now run electrically at higher speeds and cover longer distances than before. The S-Charge models are full hybrids that cannot be charged externally. Accordingly, ...

Daimler & Volvo join on truck and bus fuel cells

Daimler Truck and the Volvo Group intend to establish a joint venture to develop and build fuel cells for heavy-duty commercial vehicles. Although the letter of intent just signed is non-binding, a final agreement is expected to be concluded ...

DB Schenker introduces Volvo FL Electric fleet in Oslo

With the integration of a new Volvo FL Electric truck into the electric fleet of the ‘Oslo City Hub’ distribution centre, DB Schenker can now carry out its city logistics in Oslo without direct emissions. A further 23 electric ...

Volvo receives electric bus order from the Arctic Circle

The northern Norwegian city of Bodø has ordered 31 electric buses from Volvo. The contract also covers the charging infrastructure and maintenance. When the buses go into service in July 2021, they will be the northernmost electric buses in ...

Volvo increases stake in Polestar

Volvo Cars announced the acquisition of additional shares in electric car brand Polestar, bringing the car company’s stake back up to 49.5 per cent. Meanwhile, a media report says that Polestar is currently negotiating an IPO. First, on the ...

Volvo & Geely found powertrain joint venture

Volvo Cars and its parent company Geely have formed a joint venture called Aurobay. The new company is to develop combustion engines, transmissions and hybrid drives. The Swedish company wants to be able to concentrate on developing premium electric ...

Daimler progresses fuel cell cooperation with Volvo

Daimler has taken an organisational step towards a commercial vehicle fuel cell joint venture with Volvo Trucks: In the newly founded Daimler Truck Fuel Cell GmbH & Co. KG, all of the Group’s fuel cell activities will now be ...

Volvo Energy: Batteries, charging, 2nd-Life, and hydrogen

Volvo Group has formed a new business division, Volvo Energy, to streamline electrification. They will look to bundle internal activities around energy and charging but also provide used batteries to external customers for energy storage solutions. Volvo Energy concerns ...

Volvo to leverage recycling to cut costs

Volvo Cars plan to develop recycling loops in a global initiative to reduce CO2 emissions and expenses. This involves recycling the high-voltage batteries from plug-in hybrids and electric cars, among other things. In total, the Swedish company wants to ...

At least ten electric Volvo Buses for Sweden

Volvo Buses is manufacturing at least ten electric buses for the Swedish city of Västerås. The operator there has commissioned the manufacturer to supply ten articulated Volvo e-buses. The contract also includes an option for seven additional electric buses. ...

Volvo C40 Recharge to launch in the US this year

Volvo Cars has opened the order books online for the C40 Recharge at an MSRP of $58,750 in the United States before tax credits. Vehicle production will begin in Ghent, Belgium, this autumn, with the first US deliveries being ...

Volvo & ICA analyse traffic routes for electrification potential

Volvo Trucks and the Swedish food retailer ICA are analysing part of the Group’s transport routes to identify possible routes for electric vehicles. By 2030 at the latest, the ICA subsidiary’s goods traffic is to be completely without fossil ...

Rosenbauer & Volvo release all-electric fire truck

Austria’s Rosenbauer presents the first all-electric fire engine based on a series chassis as the development builds on Volvo’s FL Electric also known from city logistics. The new truck allows flexible use, says Rosenbauer, not “only” firefighting. The original ...

Volvo Group invests in charging specialist Driivz

Volvo Group has invested in Israeli startup Driivz, a software specialist for charging solutions. The company developed a platform to manage large charging systems for electric vehicles, with Volvo looking into heavy-duty applications. Volvo Group Venture Capital AB did ...

Volvo Trucks North America awarded California EV grants

Volvo Trucks North America was awarded $21.7 million in grants to deploy 70 VNR Electric trucks in Southern California for regional freight distribution and drayage. Deliveries are to begin next year, with the order expected to be completed by ...

Volvo Trucks testing electric construction trucks

Volvo Trucks starts this month with the practical testing of an all-electric transport solution for the construction industry. Two heavy trucks will be delivered to the Scandinavian company Swerock. As part of the tests, a Volvo FM electric truck ...

Volvo & Daimler launch fuel cell joint venture

The Volvo Group and Daimler Truck AG have signed the binding agreement to establish the announced joint venture for the development, production and marketing of fuel cell systems ready for series production. + + Kindly see our update below ...

Volvo Trucks to electrify entire lineup by 2021

Volvo Trucks will add battery-electric trucks to its complete model range in Europe from 2021. The EV range will then include electric trucks from 16 to 44 tonnes for logistics, waste management, regional transport and urban construction. Volvo Trucks ...

Volvo Buses to expand charging options in 2021

Volvo Buses has announced a further charging option for its electric buses for the coming year: starting in autumn 2021, the manufacturer will also offer a roof-mounted pantograph for its Volvo 7900 Electric. The third charging option will be ...

Northvolt & Volvo Cars consider battery cell joint venture

Volvo Car Group and Northvolt want to set up a joint venture to develop and produce more sustainable batteries tailored to power Volvo’s and Polestar’s next generation of pure electric cars. The plans include R&D and a large scale ...

Hamburg orders electric buses from Irizar, MAN & Volvo

Hamburg public transport operator Verkehrsbetriebe Hamburg-Holstein (VHH) has completed the tender for a further 32 electric buses. The contracts were awarded to Irizar, MAN and Volvo. Delivery of the new vehicles is scheduled to begin at the end of ...

Volvo Trucks launches VNR Electric in North America

Volvo Trucks North America announced the commercial introduction and sales launch of the battery-electric Class 8 Volvo VNR Electric truck model on the North American market ahead of its scheduled production start in early 2021. Production of the battery-electric ...

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