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Volvo will introduce Ride Pilot autonomous tech in California first

Volvo Car Group has announced that it will introduce its unsupervised autonomous driving technology in California first. Called Ride Pilot, the system builds on the Swedish brand’s safety leadership in the auto industry and aims to give owners back more time. The system will appear on Volvo’s next-generation battery-electric vehicles, the first of which is […]

by Stefan Ogbac
1/6/2022
Volvo and Polestar team up with Qualcomm for infotainment systems

Volvo Car Group has announced that it will use Qualcomm Technologies’ Snapdragon Cockpit Platforms for its future infotainment systems. The company was the first to use Google’s Android Automotive operating system in the Polestar 2, Volvo XC40 Recharge, and C40 Recharge. For 2022, every Volvo model now comes with Android Automotive OS as standard on […]

by Stefan Ogbac
1/4/2022
Volvo Cars and Northvolt to open battery R & D and development center in Gothenburg

Volvo Cars and its partner Northvolt have announced that they will open a research and development center in the former’s hometown of Gothenburg, Sweden. This is part of a SEK 30 billion ($3.3 billion) investment in the manufacturing and development of batteries. The facility will open in 2022, creating a few hundred new jobs in […]

by Stefan Ogbac
12/13/2021
2022 Volvo C40 Recharge goes slightly farther than the XC40 Recharge

Official EPA range estimates for the 2022 Volvo C40 Recharge have been published and it’s slightly better than expected. The XC40 Recharge’s svelte sibling is good for 226 miles on a single charge. That’s 3 miles longer than the more practical family member thanks to its lower roofline, which helps it slip through the air […]

by Stefan Ogbac
12/6/2021
Early first look review: 2022 Volvo XC60 B6 and 2022 V90 B6 Cross Country

Volvo is aiming to become a leader in electrification. It has committed to a fully electric lineup by 2030 and will offer plug-in hybrids as a transition point. The company isn’t stopping there because it wants to make sure your transition is as seamless as possible. That means every single vehicle it sells gets some […]

by Stefan Ogbac
10/25/2021
Polestar 2 and Volvo XC40 Recharge get range assistant and efficiency-improving updates

The latest over-the-air update (OTA) for the Polestar 2 and Volvo XC40 Recharge sees the addition of efficiency-enhancing improvements and tools to help you maximize every charge. Both vehicles now get a range assistant app that shows energy consumption information and estimates your total driving range based on your current driving. The system uses real-time […]

by Stefan Ogbac
10/19/2021
Early first look review: 2022 Volvo XC60 T8 Recharge with updated battery

While we were in Belgium driving the new C40 Recharge, we were given a unique opportunity to check out Volvo’s updated plug-in hybrid powertrain coming soon to T8 models in the United States. The updated battery pack is now 18.8 kWh with 14.9 kWh usable. The new pack size makes it eligible for the full […]

by Chad Kirchner
10/18/2021
2022 Volvo C40 first drive review: Volvo’s continuous improvement of EVs

On paper, the Volvo C40 Recharge appears to be a bit redundant. Between the Polestar 2 and the Volvo XC40 Recharge, it seems another vehicle in that size class with similar performance might be a bit overkill for a smaller manufacturer. However, after spending some time driving around Belgium — where the C40 is built […]

by Chad Kirchner
10/18/2021
Volvo Cars to go public on Stockholm Stock Exchange

Volvo Car Group has announced that it intends to offer Initial Public Offering (IPO) under Nasdaq Stockholm. This will allow shareholders to invest in a fast-growing luxury brand and is expected to raise profits by $2.8 billion via the potential partial sale of shares by Volvo’s main stockholders. AMF and Folksam, who each own 2.2 […]

by Stefan Ogbac
10/7/2021
2021 Volvo V60 T8 Polestar Engineered review: Best one-car garage?

A brown, diesel-powered wagon with a manual transmission is the quintessential automotive unobtanium in the U.S. because there’s not a single vehicle that checks all of those boxes. In fact, to sell wagons, automakers have added body cladding and raised suspensions to expand their appeal in a crossover-crazed world. Choices for a conventional wagon are […]

by Stefan Ogbac
9/13/2021