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
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
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
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
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
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
17 plug-in hybrid electric vehicles — PHEVs — for first time owners

Plug-in hybrid vehicles are a great way to get a taste of electrified motoring without the range anxiety. The ability to travel set distances strictly in EV mode lets you choose when to drive emissions-free while the gas engine retains a car’s long-distance driving capability. The thought of a new car that runs on gas […]

by Stefan Ogbac
18 new or updated EVs coming to market in 2021

The year 2021 will be a major one for battery-electric vehicles. Automakers will start releasing their opening salvo of dedicated EVs, signaling the continued move toward electrification across both mainstream and luxury segments. Most of these vehicles are rated for over 200 miles of range or are expected to go longer than that on a […]

by Stefan Ogbac
EV 101: Charging a T8-powered Volvo plug-in hybrid

In addition to Volvo‘s growing lineup of fully-electric vehicles, including the XC40 P8 Recharge, the company has plug-in hybrids at the top of the model range. It’s a smart move to make your high performance models plug-ins, as it prepares the use for future electrification. But how do you take advantage of that ability to […]

by Chad Kirchner
2021 Volvo XC40 P8 Recharge review: Electric Swede speed

Our favorite Swedish automaker is always working hard to stay in the minds of luxury car shoppers. Keeping up with BMW, Mercedes, and Audi isn’t easy, but the Geely-owned Volvo is bolstering its lineup with a selection of electrified vehicles. The effort begins with the fully electric Volvo XC40 P8 Recharge. Every Volvo model in […]

by Sami Haj-Assaad