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Sales

Volvo Says EV Demand Is Big

Even though the XC40 Recharge P8 AWD won’t be out for some months, seems global demand is strong

Electronics

Volvo Is Serious About Safety: $1-Million Serious

If a safety occurs in that football game everyone is talking about, then someone is going to be very happy

Assembly

Volvo Plans EV Battery Plant in U.S.

A new battery factory near Volvo's vehicle assembly plant in South Carolina shows commitment to America's electric-car market.

Business

Geely Ponders Stake in Aston Martin

Geely Holdings reportedly has joined the list of investors eyeing stakes in financially struggling Aston Martin.

Regulations

Volvo Recall Targets Flawed Door Latches

Volvo is recalling 145,000 cars and wagons in the U.S. to fix door latches that could break and let a door fly open when you turn.

Business

IIHS Toughens Safety Ratings

Fewer vehicles likely will receive the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s coveted Top Safety designations in 2020. 

Business

Reinventing the Car-Buying Process

Cadillac Live lets car buyers interact remotely with product specialists, without having to visit a dealership. 

Batteries

Europe Okays $3.5 Billion for EV Battery Work

Europe badly trails Asia in its ability to make battery cells for electric cars. The region is hoping $3.5 billion in seed money will help it catch up.

AI

Apex.AI Secures Funding from JLR, Hella and Volvo Trucks

Silicon Valley-based autonomous tech startup Apex.AI has landed unspecified investments from Jaguar Land Rover, Hella and Volvo Trucks.

Business

Foreign-Brand Sales Climb 6% in U.S.

U.S. deliveries of foreign-brand passenger vehicles rose 6% to more than 788,000 units in November.

Mobility

Car Dealer Touts Multi-Brand Subscriptions

 Ohio car dealer Bernie Moreno is betting on a multi-brand luxury subscription service.

Business

Geely: No Plans to Buy Bentley

China’s Zhejiang Geely Holding Group says it has no plans to buy Bentley from Volkswagen Group, countering reports last week to the contrary.

Mazda CX-30 Sets Top Mark in Euro Safety Tests

Mazda Motor Corp.’s all-new CX-30 compact crossover vehicle earned a top five-star rating from the European New Car Assessment Program and scored a record-high 99% in the Adult Occupant Protection category.

Business

Lotus Engineering Targets Growth

After years of dwindling sales, Group Lotus plc’s engineering unit aims to reestablish itself and grow its sales within owner Geely Auto Group and to other carmakers in coming years.

Hybrid

Fisker to Show Production-Ready EV in January

California-based electric vehicle maker Fisker Inc. plans to unveil a “production-intent prototype” of its upcoming all-electric SUV/crossover vehicle in January.

Business

Hyundai, Renault and Volvo Invest in Cybersecurity Firm

Israel’s Upstream Security, a startup that specializes in cybersecurity systems for connected vehicles, says it has received $30 million in Series B funding.

Business

Volvo Adds Free Charging for Plug-In Hybrids

Volvo Cars Corp. will rebate customers for charging costs of its plug-in hybrid vehicles during the first year of ownership, starting with 2021 models.

Propulsion

Volvo to Build Electric XC90 Crossover in U.S.

Volvo Car Corp. says it will produce an electric version of its next-generation XC90 flagship crossover vehicle in the U.S. starting three years from now.

Sales

Truck Orders Plunge 45% for AB Volvo

Commercial truck maker AB Volvo says orders for its vehicles dropped 45% in the third quarter.

Production

Polestar Names 1st N. American Retail Partner

Volvo Cars Corp.’s Polestar Polestar electric vehicle unit has selected Groupe Park Avenue in Montreal as its first retail partner in North America.

Hybrid

Volvo Unveils XC40 EV

Volvo Cars Corp. took the wraps off its first full electric vehicle, the XC40 Recharge compact crossover, yesterday in Sweden.  

Hybrid

Volvo Launches Recharge EV Sub-Brand

Volvo Cars Corp. is introducing a new Recharge sub-brand for all future fully electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles, starting with the EV variant of the XC40 compact crossover.

Connectivity

Volvo EV Gets Advanced Connectivity Features

The electric variant of Volvo's XC40 compact crossover vehicle will use Google's latest Android Automotive platform and be capable of over-the-air software updates.

Hybrid

Frito-Lay, Transportation and the Environment

Addressing greenhouse gas reduction in the snack food supply chain