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Volvo inks multi-billion dollar battery deals with LG Chem and CATL for EVs

Volvo Car Group has inked a massive multi-billion dollar supply deal with the Chinese battery manufacturer, CATL, and Korea’s LG Chem to supply its planned fleet of electric vehicles. The lithium ion batteries from both suppliers will power the development of Volvo Cars’ electrification strategy for its own brand and the company’s Polestar joint venture with Chinese auto manufacturer Geely. Deals with the two companies cover the global supply of battery modules for all models on the upcoming ...
Tags: TC, Electric Vehicle, China, Cars, Chief executive officer, Tech, Tesla, United States, Korea, Transport, Lg, Cma, Volvo, Los Angeles Times, Electric Car, Executive


Cities that are banning cars

According to the US Census Bureau, about 80 percent of Americans now live in urban areas. Globally, that number is 54 percent and on the rise. City centers are more clogged than ever. Inrix, which releases an annual Global Traffic Scorecard, found that traffic congestion costs the average American more than $1,300 per year — along with 97 hours of their time. Many cities, including London, San Diego, and Brussels, have implemented congestion tolls of varying forms and with varying degrees of su...
Tags: Travel, Cars, Spain, Barcelona, Colombia, Paris, Mexico City, Belgium, Norway, Brussels, Madrid, BICI, Hamburg, Ghent, Inrix, Car-free


FamousGrey & Volvo Cars Belgium Presents the Next Step in Electrified Driving

A survey conducted by Volvo Cars Belgium shows that 56% of drivers of electrified cars are not aware of the origin of their electricity. 12% even admit that they charge their car with grey energy. In answer to this discrepancy, FamousGrey came up with the idea of Volts by Volvo, a green energy contract for your house, enabling you to charge your car with green energy. With Volts by Volvo, car manufacturer Volvo extends its services from producing electrified cars to offering a green energy contr...
Tags: Advertising, Automotive, Belgium, Volvo, Ghent, Barbara, Stora, Volvo Cars, Eneco, Gloria J, FamousGrey, Volvo Cars Belgium, Eneco Volvo, René Aerts Jr Eneco, Kristof Van Genck Jurgen VanderveldeAgency, Peter Ampe Jonathan Detavernier Creative Team


Weekly Roundup, Friday 24 August, 2018

Happy birthday today to my daughter, Anna. Good morning The rapid passing of time is never more noticeable than on this day each year, it being today my daughter’s 14th birthday.  As many as you of course know, possibly with grandchildren as well as children, one looks at one’s children with amazement, still vividly remembering what they were like so many years previously, and marveling at how they became so much older, so quickly. I hope yours give you as much delight as mine does me. Talking ...
Tags: Travel, Amazon, Facebook, Elon Musk, China, Germany, Berlin Wall, Miscellaneous, Cars, US, San Francisco, Newsletter, Tesla, Taiwan, Current Affairs, Ryanair


Weekly Roundup, Friday 30 March, 2018

Lille, our Christmas Tour base in northern France, is on the Eurostar and other high-speed train lines, so is very easy to get to. It is only 40 minutes from Brussels, 70 minutes from Paris and 90 minutes from London. Good morning Our Christmas Markets “cruise” had another four people choose to participate last week.  It is great to see Travel Insiders responding so positively to this new approach to enjoying a European pre-Christmas experience, and in a part of Europe that is all the much nice...
Tags: Travel, Apple, Google, Facebook, Twitter, Europe, Science, London, California, France, Singapore, Miscellaneous, Cars, US, Los Angeles, San Francisco


Volvo XC40 Production Kicks Off In Belgium

( = || []).push({}); The forthcoming Volvo XC40 is the automaker’s opportunity to redefine the compact SUV segment. It’s an ideal move as compact SUVs continue to find favor with customers; the segment is one of the auto industry’s fastest growing pockets, and Volvo expects the XC40 will generate growth and strong revenue. The XC40 will arrive alongside the XC60 and XC90, polishing off Volvo’s SUV catalog. Solid Start Thus far, over 13,000 XC40 orders h...
Tags: Europe, Feature, Belgium, Autos, Cma, Volvo, Ghent, Hakan Samuelsson, Ghent Belgium, Samuelsson, Car News, Carl Anthony, Charles Michel Volvo, Javier Varela, Manufacturing and Logistics Volvo, Beautiful Beast Volvo


2018 Volvo XC40 Production Begins in Ghent

The whole world appears to be quite fond of the new 2018 Volvo XC40. People can’t wait to get their hands on one, which is why the news of the small premium crossover starting production is of great moment. The first batch of the XC40s will be ready for delivery early next year.  Since the introduction of 2018 Volvo XC40, the Chinese-owned Swedish car maker has received more than 13,000 orders for it. It is easy to see why people like the XC40 even before they see it in the flesh. The car pr...
Tags: Autos, Cma, Volvo, Ghent, Volvo Cars, Håkan SamuelssonSamuelsson


Volvo Cars CEO Håkan Samuelsson Urging Change, Sustainability

( = || []).push({}); Volvo Cars addressed what they describe as a “changing world” today at the UN Global Compact Nordic Network in Gothenburg, Sweden. Over 190 delegates from 100 companies are meeting at Volvo’s headquarters over the next two days to discuss how businesses can support the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The automaker is a founding member of the UN Global Compact, the world’s largest corporate sustainability initiative. Volvo Car...
Tags: Sweden, Autos, Un, Nielsen, Volvo, Ghent, Gothenburg, Detroit Michigan, Volvo Cars, Hakan Samuelsson, Samuelsson, Car News, Carl Anthony, UN Global Compact, UN Global Compact Nordic Network, Business Critical Volvo


Moto Adonis XV750: The Definition Of A Modern Custom

Five years ago, if we were asked to describe the stereotypical café racer it would probably be a Honda CB. Today, the mental picture is more likely to be a Yamaha Virago. For the last twenty years of the 20th century, the XV series was a somewhat nondescript V-twin cruiser. But it’s now the platform of choice for many builders in the USA and Europe—popularized by groundbreaking customs from builders like Classified Moto and Greg Hageman. The creator of this sleek Yamaha is 27-year-old Daan ...
Tags: Facebook, Europe, Usa, Australia, Motorcycles, New Zealand, Belgium, Holland, Honda, Ghent, Yamaha, Benelli, Dunlop, Benelux, Custom Motorcycles, Yamaha motorcycles



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