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Auto industry pushes electric agenda

OEMS are investing heavily in EVs with Volvo planning to go all-electric, Toyota splitting from Tesla to speed development and SAIC-GM investing billions.

Tags: China, electric vehicles, General Motors, OEM and automotive, OEM Equipment, Tesla, Toyota, Volvo

6th July, 2017        

LYNK & CO is the new Geely car brand

Geely Auto Group is launcihng a new global car brand which challenges the way cars have been sold traditionally.

Tags: China, Europe, Internet marketing, Volvo

31st October, 2016        

AV market could top $560bn as Volvo joins with Uber

The overall Autonomous vehicle market could accelerate to become a $560bn industry. Volvo has now signed a deal to develop vehicles with Uber.

Tags: Europe, Internet marketing, Mobile technology, OEM Equipment, Volvo

22nd August, 2016        

Carmakers invest in NEVs for China

Volvo, London Taxi and Aston Martin are all developing electric cars for the Chinese market

Tags: China, China OEM Equipment, Europe, OEM Equipment, Volvo

31st October, 2015        

Live auto braking and driver assistance demonstration

Thatcham made an impact without making an impact as nearly 50 fleet and transport managers from all industry sectors joined their live Auto Braking and Driver Assistance demonstrations.

Tags: automotive industry, Europe, OEM Equipment, Volvo

7th May, 2015        

Volvo designs spray paint to light up cyclists

Volvo has developed a spray-on reflective paint which could transform cycling safety.

Tags: And finally, Europe, Scandinavia, Volvo

6th April, 2015        

Volvo plans to build cars in the US

Volvo has confirmed plans for a new vehicle assembly plant in the U.S.

Tags: China, N America, OEM Equipment, Scandinavia, Volvo

1st April, 2015        

Volvo and Geely go from strength to strength

Both automakers are seeing sales rise at home and abroad

Tags: China, China OEM Equipment, OEM Equipment, Scandinavia, Volvo

22nd March, 2015        

Volvo developing self-fuelling technology

Volvo is developing technology which will combine smartphones and mobile fuel suppliers.

Tags: innovation, Mobile technology, OEM Equipment, Volvo

6th February, 2015        

Made-in-China Volvo hits the market

Four years after being acquired by Geely, Volvo is starting to show progress

Tags: China OEM Equipment, Europe, OEM Equipment, Scandinavia, Volvo

24th November, 2014        

Geely to export Chinese Volvos to US, Russia

Chinese carmaker could begin exporting certain models as early as next year

Tags: China, China OEM Equipment, General Motors, OEM Equipment, Volvo

24th June, 2014        

Hyundai to begin truck output in China

South Korean manufacturer is seeking to compete with European rivals in a lucrative market

Tags: Asia, China, China OEM Equipment, OEM Equipment, Volvo

16th March, 2014        

Volvo and Geely to develop subcompact car

Sino-Swedish partnership to compete with international rivals in the lucrative segment

Tags: China, China OEM Equipment, Europe, OEM Equipment, Volvo

10th February, 2014        

Volvo and Shanxi sign strategic partnership

Technology agreement with construction partner to expand Swedish carmaker's share in China’s CE sector

Tags: automotive industry, China, China OEM Equipment, OEM Equipment, Scandinavia, Volvo

13th January, 2014        

Car 'brains' insight could help roadbuilders

New technology could help road infrastructure design by tapping into car 'brains'.

Tags: And finally, automotive industry, Europe, Nissan, Volvo

9th December, 2013        

Volvo brings its start/stop function to the Penta

The new Volvo start/stop function has fuel saving benefits.

Tags: CO2 emissions, OEM and automotive, Scandinavia, Volvo

7th November, 2013        

Gesture recognition is within sight

Car manufacturers are already devising gesture recognition for managing complex vehicle functions.

Tags: And finally, automotive industry, Toyota, Volvo

10th October, 2013        

Volvo and Geely disagree on branding

Automakers in dispute over direction of China-based brand

Tags: automotive industry, China, China Lubes Marketing, Lubes marketing, Scandinavia, Volvo

25th September, 2013        

GM appoints China head, splits from international unit

GM is set to drive its China operations as a separate unit from the rest of its international division.

Tags: automotive industry, China, GM, OEM and automotive, OEM Equipment, Volvo

23rd August, 2013        

Volvo may face difficulties as latecomer to China,

Swedish automaker may struggle to win consumers after official approval.

Tags: automotive industry, China, OEM and automotive, OEM Equipment, Scandinavia, Volvo

19th June, 2013        

Geely forms EV JV with Detroit Electric

Chinese automaker looks to claim electric niche in US.

Tags: automotive industry, China, electric vehicles, innovation, North America, OEM and automotive, OEM Equipment, Volvo

22nd May, 2013        

Bosch and Volvo aim high for low emissions

Car and component companies reveal new electric technologies that make low emissions and high performance a reality.

Tags: automotive industry, CO2 emissions, electric vehicles, Europe, hybrids, OEM Equipment, Volvo

21st May, 2013        

Welcome to my cult with Volvo

Volvo has established something of a YouTube cult with its "Welcome to my Cab" trucking series

Tags: Europe, N America, Volvo

15th November, 2012        

Wired ride for line walker

A world first as wire walker helps Volvo with a daring stunt.

Tags: And finally, Europe, Volvo

12th September, 2012        

Volvo reveals natural gas engines for North America

Volvo details its new heavy truck natural gas engine for the American market.

Tags: automotive industry, innovation, N America, Volvo

9th June, 2012        

Joint ventures make progress in China

Geely and Guangzhou look to JVs to boost business.

Tags: automotive industry, China, Corporate News, OEM and automotive, Volvo

23rd April, 2012        

Global automakers hopeful for Chinese JVs

Fiat-Chrysler and Volvo seek Chinese partners despite policy limitations

Tags: automotive industry, China, Chrysler, Corporate News, Fiat, OEM and automotive, Volvo

28th March, 2012        

Volvo and Geely to establish joint venture

Volvo to increase vehicle production through new joint enterprise

Tags: automotive industry, China, Corporate News, OEM and automotive, Volvo

27th February, 2012        

Road train takes another step forward

Europe's safe road train project has moved closer to fruition with a multi-vehicle platoon.

Tags: automotive industry, Europe, innovation, Volvo

6th February, 2012        

Increased Euro costs of efficient cars unfounded

A new report shows new European cars are more economical and cheaper to buy.

Tags: automotive industry, Environment and Regulatory watch, Europe, Fiat, Toyota, Volvo

27th October, 2011        

Mission accomplished for 'Mean Green'

Volvo's hybrid truck achieves record-breaking goals in Sweden.

Tags: And finally, automotive industry, Europe, motorsport, Volvo

8th July, 2011        

Volvo sales boosted by China

Volvo's global sales have been boosted by a buoyant Chinese market, along with Ford and Mercedes, but GM dips slightly.

Tags: Chevrolet, China, Corporate News, Ford, GM, OEM and automotive, Volvo

16th June, 2011        

Volvo brings F1 KERS to the streets

Volvo is adapting flywheel technology for road cars with help from the Swedish Government

Tags: automotive industry, Europe, innovation, Volvo

9th June, 2011        

SARTRE demonstrates highway platooning

Road train technology to control vehicle 'platoons' has been successfully demonstrated in Europe.

Tags: automotive industry, Europe, Inovation and environment, Volvo

24th January, 2011        

Flights of fantasy in LA

Auto design studios dream-up lightweight cars of the future for LA Auto Show

Tags: And finally, automotive industry, GM, N America, Volvo

24th November, 2010        

Mean Green hybrid machine

Volvo trucks are aiming to break the world speed record for a hybrid truck with "Mean Green"

Tags: automotive industry, hybrids, Inovation and environment, Volvo

9th November, 2010        

Corporate news - Bulletin 112 (Apr 10)

Aramco expands its Yanbu refinery; Shell and BP consolidate in Africa; Chevron contracts but expands in Sri Lanka; better news for Fuchs; Ford sells Volvo to China; Renault-Nissan join forces with Daimler; and Afton buys Polartech.

Tags: Africa, Afton Chemicals, Aramco, Asia, automotive industry, BP, Chevron, Europe, Ford, Fuchs, Helix, Nissan, Renault, S America, Shell, Volvo

1st April, 2010        

Environment News - Bulletin 103 (Jun 09)

President Obama's efficiency and energy legislation gains mixed support, whilst carbon capture and storage causes heated debate. New wood dissolving methods could help biofuels and Volvo looks set for battery power.

Tags: CO2 emissions, Obama, Volvo

7th June, 2009        


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