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Volvo Car Corporation, is a Swedish premium automobile manufacturer, owned by Zhejiang Geely Holding Group of China.
 
Volvo Cars was owned by AB Volvo until 1999, when it was acquired by the Ford Motor Company as part of its Premier Automotive Group. Geely Holding Group then acquired Volvo Cars from Ford in 2010.
 
Production plants in Belgium, Sweden and China.
 
Production in 2013: 430.000 cars
 
Volvo cars have long been marketed and stressed their historic reputation for solidity and reliability. Volvo is in the forefront of safety engineering.
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2022
16 May 2022

Lion Electric — Electric Buses and Trucks

16 May 2022

Join the Upcoming Webinar on Electric Vehicle Markets Land, Sea, Air

Thursday 19 May 2022 - The Targets, the Sales and the Shortages. This webinar will provide a snapshot of electric car, electric two-wheeler, electric bus, electric truck, electric boat and electric air taxi (aka eVTOL) markets in 2021, with discussion around short-term outlooks.
13 May 2022

Electric Vehicles Land, Sea, Air - Record Growth as Challenges Mount

Elon Musk once made a prediction that every form of transport, with the exception of space-faring rockets, will become electric. This prediction is starting to materialize as markets for electric cars, trucks, buses, boats, two-wheelers and air taxis reached new heights in 2021.
5 May 2022

Volvo Trucks, Bucher Municipal Collaborate to Electrify Sewer Trucks

Clean trucks will be used to clean more cities around Europe, as Volvo Trucks and Bucher Municipal have now entered into a collaboration to electrify sewer cleaner trucks. By the end of 2023, Bucher Municipal expects to deliver up to 80 fully electric sewer cleaner trucks to cities in Europe.
29 Apr 2022

Germany Launches World-First Battery Pass Project

Germany's Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action formally announced its "Battery Pass" project and its eleven consortium members, including Circulor, the leading supply chain traceability provider, as the project's technology implementor. The announcement marks the beginning of a three-year, German-funded R&D project to develop core data specifications and technical standards for a "passport", as well as a standardized dataspace to manage batteries that are manufactured or placed into service in the European Union.
4 Apr 2022

PolyIC

PolyIC are a division of Kurz and have had success commercializing its transparent conductive film for backlit touch-sensitive automotive controls. IDTechEx caught up with CEO Wolfgang Clemens at LOPEC 2022 to find out about the latest developments and why this technology has beaten in-mold electronics to commercial adoption in the automotive sector.
22 Mar 2022

Senseair

Senseair is a gas sensors company, part of the Asahi Kasei group, specializing in non-dispersive infrared (NDIR) technology for carbon dioxide and alcohol detection. Tess Skyrme, Technology Analyst at IDTechEx, interviewed their Executive Sales Director Pär Nordin to discuss the integration of their products into popular smart home products and automotive vehicles.
15 Mar 2022

Electric Construction Machines Vital for Greener Construction

Construction machines are estimated to generate around 400 Mt of CO2 emission per year, which is around 1.1% of global CO2 emission. Decarbonization of non-road mobile machines will therefore be an important factor in efforts to limit global climate change. With an increasing number of countries around the world committing to a net-zero carbon future, the construction industry is facing growing scrutiny of its' greenhouse gas emissions.
24 Feb 2022

EV Charging Investments, Interoperability, and Innovations

There has been a ramp-up of charging infrastructure to make EV charging more widespread and publicly accessible. A holistic approach is being taken where fast chargers, destination chargers, and home chargers all play an important role in supporting the different electric segments. The industry is seeing increased investments, collaboration, and innovation that will hopefully help today's parking lots become tomorrow's charging stations.
15 Feb 2022

Unicorn and Volvo Trucks Collaborate on Electric Concrete Mixers

After gaining good experience with a Volvo FE Electric, Unicon is now taking the next big step towards emission-free distribution by introducing a new generation of electric truck mixers with longer range and higher payload. Therefore, the company intends to place the country's largest private single order to date for 11 Volvo FM Electric models that will be converted to truck mixers and operate in Denmark.
8 Feb 2022

Northvolt and Volvo Cars Choose Gothenburg For New Battery Factory

Northvolt and Volvo Cars will place their first joint battery factory in Gothenburg, Sweden, next to Volvo Cars' assembly plant in Torslanda. The new facility will be operational in 2025.
2021
21 Dec 2021

New Milestone in Volvo Penta's Electrification Journey

Volvo Penta is accelerating its efforts to reach zero emissions - through fossil-free, renewable fuels, hybrid, and electric technology. In the latest development, the company has delivered and integrated its electric driveline into the first of a series of prototype fully electric terminal tractors to U.S. customer, TICO - who will be testing the prototypes with a variety of major fleet partners.
13 Dec 2021

Volvo Cars and Northvolt Invest in Battery Development, Manufacturing

Volvo Cars and Northvolt will open a joint research and development centre in Gothenburg as part of a SEK 30 billion investment in battery development and manufacturing.
8 Dec 2021

The Big Picture of Mining Electrification

In the big picture, mining is a very large, growing business. Top mining companies net around $660 billion yearly. In this article IDTechEx analyzes how mining is being electrified, relocated and redefined.
18 Nov 2021

COP26: Small Steps Forward for Green Technologies, Finds IDTechEx

Climate change is one of humanity's most pressing challenges. In an effort to accelerate global action in limiting temperature rises, international lawmakers, business leaders, scientists, and activists convened in Glasgow (U.K.) for the past two weeks in the UN's Climate Change Conference (COP26). In this article, IDTechEx examines three crucial technologies in the fight against climate change that saw advancements (or not) during this COP's proceedings.
8 Nov 2021

MAN - autonomous heavy goods haulage

19 Oct 2021

Volvo Group Launches World's First Vehicle Using Fossil-Free Steel

Volvo Group is proud to reveal the world-first vehicle made of fossil-free steel from SSAB. More vehicles will follow in 2022 in what will be a series of concept vehicles and components using fossil-free steel from SSAB.
15 Oct 2021

Driivz

Founded in Israel in 2013, Driivz is a software platform provider to the global EV charging sector. It is a data-driven platform that is connected to the EV ecosystem. Driivz serves global EV charging network operators and providers with a scalable, hardware-agnostic platform. Their solution spans multiple sectors including power utilities, oil and gas, automotive, charge point operators (CPOs), EV fleets and electric mobility service providers (e-MSPs).
6 Oct 2021

Highlights from: IVT Expo Virtual 'Live'

IDTechEx's highlights from IVT Expo Virtual 'Live'. Next generation components, suppliers and technologies for off-road industrial vehicles
28 Sep 2021

Volvo Trucks North America and AMPLY Power Collaborate

To ensure electric truck fleets are equipped with the necessary charging infrastructure and energy management services, AMPLY Power is collaborating with Volvo Trucks North America on customer programs to maximize uptime and cost savings for electric Class 8 heavy-duty truck fleets.