Volvo

Volvo
Volvo C40 and XC40 Recharge add RWD, more range, and faster charging

Volvo has announced an update to its C40 and XC40 Recharge models that add rear-wheel-drive variants, the first time in 25 years the Swedish automaker has offered a rear-wheel-drive vehicle. Joining the lineup will also be an updated all-wheel-drive performance model. More importantly, the second-generation permanent magnet electric motors that will be powering the updated […]

by Jason Siu
Last Updated: 1/16/2023
Volvo EX90 debuts and starts the electric era for Volvo

Debuting in Sweden this morning, the Volvo EX90 is the new flagship, all-electric version of the company’s XC90. It also starts a new era for the company, which will debut a new electric car each year. By 2030, Volvo Cars expects to only sell electric cars. The EX90 is the flagship in that lineup. It’s […]

by Chad Kirchner
Last Updated: 11/9/2022
2022 Volvo C40 Recharge review: Fashionable, functional and surprisingly fast

When the 2022 Volvo C40 Recharge popped up on our EV Pulse vehicle schedule I didn’t think much of it. That’s not to say I have low expectations for Volvo products, not at all, but how good could a jauntier looking electrified version of the several-years-old XC40 actually be? As it turns out, far better […]

by Craig Cole
Last Updated: 8/23/2022
How far can a 2022 Volvo XC60 T8 Recharge travel on electricity alone?

For 2022, Volvo updated its plug-in hybrids with new battery technology and better range while driving only on electricity. We had a chance to sample the powertrain early on in Belgium last year, but now we are driving a U.S.-spec on our home turf. The advantage of a plug-in hybrid, or PHEV, is that for […]

by Chad Kirchner
Last Updated: 8/2/2022
Rapid-fire electric vehicle roundup: Five EVs tested, none disappoint

Every year, the Midwest Automotive Media Association (yep, that’s MAMA for short) hosts its popular Spring Rally at Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin. The annual event gives automotive journalists a chance to get seat time in a wide range of vehicles from a host of automakers. This year, nearly 20 brands brought around 70 […]

by Craig Cole
Last Updated: 6/14/2022
Sustainability part of Volvo Truck heritage

Volvo Trucks is on a mission to make electrification the norm. Although it’s not owned by the same conglomerate as Volvo Car Group, Volvo Trucks is just as Swedish when it comes to its philosophy, meaning it’s human-centric. Sustainability isn’t a fad, it’s part of its heritage because the company has been involved in climate […]

by Stefan Ogbac
Last Updated: 6/3/2022
Volvo and Epic Games collaborate to integrate Unreal Engine for cars

Volvo announced it has teamed with Epic Games to bring the latter’s Unreal Engine into upcoming vehicles and provide the best graphics for its interfaces. Known for games like Fortnite, Epic Games is also famous for developing one of the most advanced real-time 3D creation tools and it will now find its way into the […]

by Stefan Ogbac
Last Updated: 6/3/2022
Volvo is the first automaker to join the SteelZero initiative for fossil-free steel

Volvo announced it has become the first automaker to join the SteelZero initiative, which aims to increase the demand for fossil-free steel. This is aimed at increasing carbon neutrality in the global steel industry. Volvo Cars committed to stringent CO2-based steel sourcing requirements by 2030 and aims to use only net-zero steel by 2050. This […]

by Stefan Ogbac
Last Updated: 6/2/2022
Volvo and Polestar won’t have dedicated BEV platforms until 2023

Volvo Car Group, which consists of Volvo and Polestar, is among the most vocal proponents of battery-electric vehicles. Both brands will be ahead of the curve because they’re already creating partnerships and investing heavily in electrification. Polestar in particular is now fully electric since the Polestar 1, its limited-edition 619-hp plug-in hybrid coupe, ended production […]

by Stefan Ogbac
Last Updated: 5/25/2022
Volvo donates XC40 Recharge for BEV rescue training to Boston Fire Department

The Boston Fire Department received a Volvo XC40 Recharge for training use. This is the second time Volvo donated to help train first responders on rescuing people from accidents involving battery-electric vehicles. These vehicles will also be used to improve the understanding of post-accident safety procedures. As more BEVs hit the road, emergency personnel must […]

by Stefan Ogbac
Last Updated: 5/14/2022