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Volvo and Google continue partnership for future infotainment systems

Volvo and Google will continue working together to create a seamless and simple infotainment experience in the former’s upcoming range of battery-electric vehicles. The Swedish brand was one of the first carmakers to use the Android Automotive OS, which is currently found in the XC40 Recharge and Polestar 2, and will roll out across Volvo’s […]

by Stefan Ogbac
6/30/2021
Volvo Concept Recharge debuts the next evolution of brand’s design language

The Volvo Concept Recharge is a preview of how the company’s design language will evolve as its lineup goes all-electric. Think of this show car as an evolution of the existing Volvo ethos only this time it’s been tailored for battery-electric vehicles. As a result, the less is more philosophy becomes more apparent, you find […]

by Stefan Ogbac
6/30/2021
Volvo aims to improve charging speeds on next-generation EVs

Volvo has announced that it’s focusing on range and charging speeds during the development of its next-generation battery-electric vehicles. It will improve lithium-ion battery technology for its upcoming range of EVs, which includes the next-generation XC90 that will be underpinned by a new architecture specifically tailored for battery-electric applications. By the middle of the decade, […]

by Stefan Ogbac
6/30/2021
Next-generation Volvos to use real-time information to enhance safety

Volvo’s next-generation vehicles will be its safest. The company will use real-time data from its vehicles together with software and hardware to further improve safety. This builds on Volvo’s approach, which has always been data-centric and takes knowledge based on real-life incidents. Now, Volvo aims to use customer vehicles to make cars even safer, provided […]

by Stefan Ogbac
6/30/2021
Next-generation Volvo XC90 will be all-electric, get autonomous driving tech

Volvo has confirmed that the next generation of its XC90 flagship crossover will be all-electric. In addition, it will get a range of sensors, radar, LIDAR, and an autonomous driving computer powered by NVIDIA Drive system-on-a-chip. As the Swedish brand doubles down on electrification, it also intends to cement its safety leadership in the age […]

by Stefan Ogbac
6/29/2021
Volvo Car Group and Northvolt to establish a joint venture for battery production

Volvo Car Group revealed that it intends to start a joint venture with Swedish company Northvolt to produce sustainable batteries tailored specifically to Volvo and Polestar vehicles. Volvo and Northvolt will have a 50 percent stake each in the company. A research and development center will open in Sweden and start operations in 2022. The […]

by Stefan Ogbac
6/22/2021
The Android Automotive UI is a game changer

Multimedia systems are one of the most used parts of a car and manufacturers must get it right. Automakers have approached this differently to varying results. The best ones to date are Hyundai Motor Group, General Motors, Stellantis, and Mercedes-Benz. All of these companies have interfaces that are user-friendly because they’re either super straightforward or […]

by Stefan Ogbac
6/14/2021
Ford Mustang Mach-E and Volvo XC40 Recharge get top safety ratings

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has released the ratings for two battery-electric vehicles, the Ford Mustang Mach-E and the Volvo XC40 Recharge. Both received high marks with the Ford qualifying for a Top Safety Pick award and the Volvo getting the higher Top Safety Pick+. Both cars join the Tesla Model 3, Audi […]

by Stefan Ogbac
4/22/2021
Refreshed 2022 Volvo XC60 gets Google Android user interface

The refreshed 2022 Volvo XC60 has been announced and it gets a significant quality of life update in the form of the Android user interface. This means you now have access to Google Maps, Spotify, and other popular apps right there on the XC60’s main touch screen. Volvo first added the Android system in the […]

by Stefan Ogbac
3/9/2021
2022 Volvo C40 Recharge is the XC40’s swoopy sibling sold only online

Volvo has revealed its first dedicated electric vehicle, the 2022 C40 Recharge. Think of this as the XC40’s swoopy sibling featuring a fastback-style rear end and a lower roofline. The front fascia is also unique because the C40 sports new headlights with pixel-style lights, which will be the signature of Volvo EVs in the future. […]

by Stefan Ogbac
3/2/2021