#VOLVO

Sales

Mercedes Readies Fuel Cell Truck

Sales targeted for 2024 under joint venture with Volvo
#europe #tech #Volvo

Batteries

Mack to Beat Nikola to Refuse Truck Market

Volvo Group subsidiary Mack Trucks announces commercialization of Mack LR Electric refuse truck
#Mack Trucks #Nikola #Volvo

Interiors & Electronics

Volvo Air Filter Targets Tiny Particulates

Programmable feature can rid pollutants prior to a trip too
#Volvo #tech

Hybrid

Polestar: How to Launch an EV Company

Polestar USA head Gregor Hembrough on the challenges of creating a new brand
#Geely #autolineafterhours #Nissan

Economics

Lidar Maker Luminar Readies $2.9 Billion IPO

Plan would give startup a $3.4 billion market cap
#Audi #Toyota #Volvo

Electronics

J.D. Power Assesses High Tech for Vehicles

The fifth annual U.S. Tech Experience Index Study shows that consumers like cameras but not waving their hands at their instrument panels
#Cadillac #Subaru #BMW

Aluminum

Polestar 2: The Start of the Company’s EV Era

Yes, there is a Polestar 1. But it is a hybrid, not an electric vehicle (EV). The Polestar 2 is the company’s first EV—the first of what promises to be many
#Geely #LG #Volvo

Regulations

Calif., 5 Carmakers Agree on Tougher Emission Rules

Seeking middle ground between Obama, Trump era standards
#Ford #Volkswagen #Volvo

Marketing

Ford Rated Top Automotive Brand for “Intimacy”

Auto industry also outshines most others in new study
#HarleyDavidson #Chevrolet #Audi

Autonomous Vehicles

Foretellix Aims to Fortify Autonomous Testing

Much more testing is needed, but it’s the quality not quantity that will make the difference
#tech #Volkswagen #Volvo

Lidar Supplier Luminar Adds Auto Veterans as Production Nears

Team will support 2022 launch with Volvo Cars
#Aptiv #TRW #Lear

Business

FCA, Waymo Expand Level 4 Partnership

Ram ProMaster and other light commercial trucks to get autonomous tech
#Lancia #Dodge #Waymo

Production

Volvo Gets Very Bullish

CEO declares the crisis over as sales rebound
#Volvo #europe #people

Business

Aurora Aims Big with Autonomous Testing in Texas

Startup targets commercial truck applications
#Daimler #Google #Waymo

Sales

June Car Sales Fell 23% in Europe

Month-to-month shortfall narrows from April and May
#Renault #Volkswagen #Volvo

Economics

Amazon to Buy Zoox Robo-Car Startup

Focus is automated ride-hailing, package delivery services
#Volkswagen #Volvo #Amazon

Car/Ride Sharing

Volvo, Waymo to Partner on Robo-Taxis

AV collaborations abound to jumpstart commercialization efforts
#Waymo #Zenuity #tech

Quality

Dodge Soars to Top of J.D. Power Quality Report

New survey questions turn 2020 results topsy-turvy
#quality #Acura #Audi

Design

NACTOY Announces 2021 Candidates

Yes, COVID-19 notwithstanding, there are still significant car launches happening this year
#reviews #Acura #BMW

Sales

Europe’s Car Plants at 50% of Capacity

Carmakers don’t expect to return to normal output for months.
#covid-19 #Chrysler #Fiat