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Daily Crunch: Google Earth gets an update

Google Earth gives users a new look at a changing planet, Facebook tests new business discovery features and Autodesk acquires Upchain. This is your Daily Crunch for April 15, 2021. The big story: Google Earth gets an update Google is describing this as Google Earth’s biggest update since 2017, though there’s really just one major addition: A time-lapse mode bringing together satellite photos from the past 37 years, in 3D. Beyond just being a novel new feature, this mode can reveal how climate...
Tags: Google, TC, Facebook, Berlin, Toronto, Tech, Google-earth, Autodesk, Detroit, MWC, Ifa, Battery Ventures, Dan Gilbert, Alex Wilhelm, Garry Kasparov, CCPA

Polestar raises $500M from outside investors as EV market grows

Polestar, Volvo Car Group’s standalone electric performance brand, has raised $550 million in its first external round led by Chongqing Chengxing Equity Investment Fund Partnership, Zibo Financial Holding and Zibo Hightech Industrial Investment. SK Inc., the South Korean global conglomerate, and a range of other investors also participated. While this is Polestar’s first external round, the company’s comments suggest it won’t be its last. Polestar said Thursday that the growing market for electr...
Tags: TC, Transportation, China, Tech, Tesla, Automotive, Electric Vehicles, Epa, North America, Volvo, Geely, Volvo Car Group, Thomas Ingenlath, Polestar, Zhejiang Geely Holding of China Volvo, Polestar Volvo Car Group

Polestar “will have to question everything” in order to build the first climate-neutral EV

Polestar, the Swedish electric vehicle brand spun out of Volvo Car Group, set on Wednesday a “moonshot goal” of creating the first climate neutral car by 2030. But instead of getting there through more widely-practiced offsetting measures, such as planting trees, the company said it’s going to fundamentally change the way the new EV is made. That means rethinking every piece of the supply chain, from materials sourcing through to manufacturing, and even by making the vehicle more energy efficien...
Tags: Transportation, China, Climate, Tech, Automotive, EVs, Volvo, Electric Cars, Volvo Cars, Volvo Car Group, Thomas Ingenlath, Polestar, Geely Auto Group, Carbon Offset, Electric Vehilces, Fredrika Klarén Polestar

Polestar recalls its newest EV for the second time this month

Polestar, the electric vehicle brand that was spun out of Volvo Car Group, has issued another recall for its newest electric vehicle. The company is voluntarily recalling nearly 4,600 vehicles over what has been described as a faulty inverters, Reuters reported. Polestar said in a statement that all affected customers will be notified, beginning November 2. “The recall involves the replacement of faulty inverters on most delivered customer vehicles,” Polestar said in its statement, adding th...
Tags: China, Tech, Automotive, United States, Switzerland, Epa, North America, Reuters, Air OTA, Volvo Car Group, Thomas Ingenlath, Polestar, Ingenlath, Zhejiang Geely Holding of China

Mobileye signs driver-assistance deal with Geely, one of China’s largest privately-held auto makers

Mobileye’s computer vision technology will be used in a new premium electric vehicle called Zero Concept from Geely Auto Group, one of China’s largest privately-held automobile manufacturers. Mobileye’s owner Intel made the announcement today at the Beijing Auto Show. Zero Concept is produced by Lynk & Co., the brand formed as a joint venture between Geely Auto and Volvo Car Group, and uses Mobileye’s SuperVision driving-assistance system. Intel also announced that Mobileye and Geely Auto hav...
Tags: TC, China, Israel, Tech, General Motors, Intel, Automotive, Electric Vehicles, Mobility, EVs, Geely, Mobileye, Geely Auto, Volvo Car Group, Amnon Shashua, Lynk Co

Volvo's Polestar Plans an Electric Ride-Hailing Robotaxi with Waymo

Slashdot reader Way Smarter Than You shares this article from Car and Driver: Polestar, the Volvo premium electric brand, will come out with a new electric vehicle platform just for ride-hailing vehicles. The automated driving technology is called Waymo Driver, and Waymo has been testing it in vehicles from a number of automakers, including Jaguar Land Rover, Nissan, and Renault. You'll be shocked to hear this, but Volvo thinks that self-driving vehicles will be safer than today's human-piloted ...
Tags: Tech, Volvo, Renault, Volvo Car Group, Polestar, Waymo, Waymo Driver, Jaguar Land Rover Nissan

The Station: Amazoox, TuSimple seeks $250M and the next e-scooter battleground

The Station is a weekly newsletter dedicated to all things transportation. Sign up here — just click The Station — to receive it every Saturday in your inbox. Hi friends and first-time readers. Welcome back to The Station, a newsletter dedicated to all the present and future ways people and packages move from Point A to Point B. I’m your host Kirsten Korosec, senior transportation reporter at TechCrunch. Remember please reach out and email me at [email protected] to share thoughts, ...
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Waymo, Volvo partner to develop electric robotaxis

Waymo’s self-driving software footprint is expanding — this time in a partnership with Volvo Car Group. The two companies announced Thursday an “exclusive” partnership to integrate Waymo’s self-driving software into a new electric vehicle designed for ride-hailing. Volvo and Waymo provided few details on the partnership and what this might actually look like except that the companies “will first work together to integrate the Waymo Driver into an all-new mobility-focused electric vehicle plat...
Tags: TC, Transportation, Uber, Japan, France, Tech, Automotive, Electric Vehicles, Fca, Jaguar, Jaguar Land Rover, Autonomous Vehicles, Nissan, Volvo, Renault, Fiat Chrysler

Polestar to open first US stores in the second half of 2020

Polestar’s first U.S. retail stores will open in Los Angeles, New York City and two locations in San Francisco later this year — the latest milestone for the automaker as it gets closer to bringing its all-electric vehicle to market. Polestar, which is jointly owned by Volvo Car Group and Zhejiang Geely Holding of China, was once a high-performance brand under Volvo Cars. The 2021 Polestar 2 is the first EV to come out of Polestar since it was recast as an electric performance brand in 2017. ...
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Polestar’s first all-electric vehicle will start at $59,900 in the US

Polestar, the electric performance brand spun out of Volvo, said the base price of its first all-electric vehicle will be $59,900 in the United States, lower than originally targeted. The 2021 Polestar 2, an electric performance fastback, is the first EV to come out of a brand that was relaunched three years ago. Polestar, once a high-performance brand under Volvo Cars, was recast as an electric performance brand in 2017. The aim was to produce exciting and fun-to-drive electric vehicles — a ...
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Volvo’s Polestar begins production of the all-electric Polestar 2 in China

Polestar has started production of its all-electric Polestar 2 vehicle at a plant in China amid the COVID-19 pandemic that has upended the automotive industry and triggered a wave of factory closures throughout the world. The start of Polestar 2 production is a milestone for Volvo Car Group’s standalone electric performance brand  — and not just because it began in the midst of global upheaval caused by COVID-19, a disease that stems from the coronavirus. It’s also the first all-electric car ...
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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

Geneva show has electrics, sports cars and a VW dune buggy

GENEVA (AP) — Carmakers at the Geneva International Motor Show are unveiling new electric vehicles they hope will transform the industry as well as the high-end sports cars that are a fixture at the show. Volvo Car Group’s Polestar is showing off a battery-powered compact car while Volkswagen is touting the whimsical ID. Buggy electric, […]
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Volvo's high-performance Polestar brand just unveiled Sweden's answer to the Tesla Model 3

Volvo's high-performance Polestar brand unveiled the all-new Polestar 2 EV on Wednesday. The Polestar 2 is a compact electric sedan designed to rival Tesla's hot-selling Model 3.  Polestar 2 should have a range of 275 miles on a single charge. Its electric motor develops 408 horsepower and draws power from a 78 kWh lithium-ion battery pack.  In the US, the fully-loaded Polestar 2 Launched Edition starts at $63,000.  Production is expected to start in early 2020.  Volvo's high-performance Pole...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Sweden, China, US, Trends, Tesla, Porsche, Cma, Volvo, Macan, Brembo, Ouml, LG Chem, Chengdu China, Volvo Car Group

Polestar unveils its all-electric response to the Tesla Model 3

Volvo’s standalone electric performance brand Polestar introduced Wednesday its first all-electric vehicle — a five-door fastback that is gunning for the Tesla Model 3. In the past few years, every time an electric vehicle — concept, prototype, or production version — has been unveiled, the term “Tesla killer” has been tossed about regardless of whether that car will ever even come to market. In the case of Polestar 2, it’s unclear if it will be the “Tesla killer.” It’s possible that an entir...
Tags: Google, Android, Google Play Store, Transportation, Europe, UK, China, Tech, Tesla, Canada, Automotive, Linux, Epa, Environmental Protection Agency, Volvo, Car Sharing

Polestar Spaces Are NOT Traditional Dealerships, Company Says

Polestar, a new electric performance band from Volvo Car Group, is establishing their retail network. The company wants a look, feel, and experience different from traditional car dealerships.  The first “Polestar Space” will open next year in downtown Oslo, Norway on Øvre Slottsgate. Polestar Spaces Don’t call them dealerships, don’t even think of them as such. “Polestar Spaces” are anything but traditional dealerships, according to the automaker. The new electric performance brand, fresh o...
Tags: Autos, Norway, Oslo, Oslo Norway, Volvo Car Group, Car News, Thomas Ingenlath, Polestar, Ingenlath, Polestar Space, Museum Exhibits Multiple Channels Polestar

Volvo’s Polestar brand is assembling prototypes of its first plug-in hybrid sports car

Polestar has started assembling verification prototypes of its upcoming plug-in hybrid sports car as Volvo’s standalone electric performance brand prepares to produce customer cars next year. Verification prototypes of the Polestar 1 vehicle, which are built largely by hand, mark the first testing phase for production. The vehicles will be crashed and driven through different kinds of weather and on-road conditions — the kinds of tests that help engineers identify problems and tune the car. T...
Tags: China, Tech, Tesla, Automotive, North America, Volvo, Volvo Cars, Chengdu China, Volvo Car Group, Thomas Ingenlath, Polestar, Gothenburg Sweden Polestar

Polestar Spaces Are NOT Traditional Dealerships, Company Says

Polestar, a new electric performance band from Volvo Car Group, is establishing their retail network. The company wants a look, feel, and experience different from traditional car dealerships.  Polestar Spaces Don’t call them dealerships, don’t even think of them as such. “Polestar Spaces” are anything but traditional dealerships, according to the automaker. The new electric performance brand, fresh off the North American reveal of the Polestar 1, will begin establishing its retail network. ...
Tags: Autos, Volvo Car Group, Car News, Thomas Ingenlath, Polestar, Ingenlath, Polestar Space, Museum Exhibits Multiple Channels Polestar, Polestar Spaces

Polestar: The 600 Horsepower Netflix

( = || []).push({}); Okay all you German makers of certified Bahn-burners, here we go. This, Volvo’s Polestar, is a shot right across and very close to the bow of Mercedes-AMG, Audi’s S Class, and BMW’s M Series. Volvo wants, no, expects Polestar to get out there and mix it up with those vaunted German brands. Not only do they want to set new benchmarks and push for higher standards, but they expect Polestar to seriously kick some. And they are not doing ...
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Tesla Woes Create Opening for Rival Auto Innovations

Volvo has unveiled its Tesla competitor—the Polestar, designed to compete with the Tesla Model 3—just as Tesla has reportedly laid off hundreds of workers. In fact, reports in recent days not only reveal firings but that it’s building some of its new cars by  hand and can’t figure out how best to spot-weld steel in manufacturing its new Model 3, above. You might attribute these wobbles to the creative destruction you can expect when one of the world’s most brilliant business innovators, with El...
Tags: Elon Musk, Advertising, Tesla, Gm, Audi, Volvo, Wall Street Journal, Musk, Chevrolet Bolt, Volvo Car Group, Polestar, Peter Hochholdinger, BMW Mercedes Benz Volvo, Geely Holdings

Volvo’s Polestar 1 is a 600-HP Hybrid Sports Coupe With 93-Mile EV Range

Look out, Tesla. Look out, conventional automakers going deeper into the performance electric vehicle space. Volvo has spun off Polestar into a standalone performance EV brand, and the first vehicle to wear the new logo will be a 600-horsepower sports coupe with 150 km (93 miles) of range before the hybrid’s gas engine kicks in. The Polestar 1 will be built at a new plant under construction in Chengdu, China, which is scheduled to begin production in mid-2019. Polestar will only make 500 of the ...
Tags: News, China, Tesla, Thor, Volvo, Car Performance, Zhejiang, Volvo Group, Dahl, Goodman, Chengdu China, Volvo Car Group, Thomas Ingenlath, Polestar, Ingenlath, Volvo Concept Coupe

Volvo XC40 Targets Urban Dwellers, City Commuters

( = || []).push({}); Volvo’s upcoming new SUV, the XC40, aims at staying in the premium segment while it heads downward, size-wise. SUVs, for all their functionality and popularity, have some hitches in their armor, especially when it comes to in-city usage. Size is obviously what I’m talking about here. Have you ever seen a Hummer in a crowded, downtown environment? Of course you have. Don’t be that guy. Seriously. But that’s where the latest batch of sm...
Tags: Feature, Disney, Park, Autos, Volvo, Elon, Don, Volvo Cars, Hakan Samuelsson, Anders, Circle of Life, Volvo Car Group, Car News, SENSUS, Tony Borroz, Malin Ekholm

Volvo to go all electric with new models from 2019

Geely-owned Volvo Car Group said on Wednesday all new models launched from 2019 will be fully electric or hybrids.
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Geely's Volvo to go all electric with new models from 2019

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Geely-owned Volvo Car Group said on Wednesday all new models launched from 2019 will be fully electric or hybrids, spelling the eventual end to nearly a century of Volvos powered solely by the internal combustion engine.
Tags: Money, businessNews, Volvo, Stockholm, Geely, Volvo Car Group, Reuters Geely

Polestar Spins off of Volvo, Will Build Electrified Performance Cars

Volvo’s in-house performance arm, Polestar, will become its own separately branded electrified high-performance car company, the automaker announced today. Volvo’s Senior Vice President of Design, Thomas Ingenlath, will become Polestar’s new Chief Executive Officer. “Thomas heading up the Polestar organization shows our commitment to establishing a truly differentiated stand-alone brand within the Volvo Car Group,” said Volvo president and CEO Håkan Samuelsson, in a release. Jonathan Goodman, Vo...
Tags: News, Volvo, Thomas, Hakan Samuelsson, Samuelsson, Corporate Communications, Volvo Car Group, Thomas Ingenlath, Polestar, Ingenlath, Jonathan Goodman Volvo

Volvo Moments that never happen

Volvo is promoting the safety features found on the new Volvo XC60 with “Moments that never happen”, a beautifully crafted commercial. A young girl talks with her mother about the future possibilities that will come from her first day at school. As she walks down the footpath she visualises the two best friends for life, the journeys she’ll take, and the family she’ll raise. At the same time another woman sets out on her journey through the city, coping with tiredness and distractions. The Volvo...
Tags: Commercials, Sweden, Advertising, Volvo, EMEA, Dan Romer, Volvo Car Group, Cut + Run, Sam Ostrove, Forsman & Bodenfors, Gustav Johansson, Oncoming Lane Mitigation, Andreas Malm, Chayse Irvin, Karl Risenfor, New Land

China's Geely buys 49.9 pct of Malaysian automaker Proton

KUALA LUMPUR/BEIJING (Reuters) - Geely, the owner of Sweden's Volvo Car Group, on Wednesday said it would buy 49.9 percent of struggling Malaysian carmaker Proton from conglomerate DRB-HICOM Bhd, marking the Chinese automaker's first push into Southeast Asia.
Tags: Money, Sweden, China, businessNews, Proton, Geely, Volvo Car Group, DRB Hicom Bhd, KUALA LUMPUR BEIJING Reuters Geely

Volvo to Offer Android Infotainment System on New Models

New Volvos including the XC90 feature one of the most advanced infotainment systems on the market, but the automaker still sees room for improvement. Volvo has partnered with Google to develop an infotainment system based on the Android operating system, and it’s expected to launch on new models within two years. The Android-backed infotainment system will give drivers access to hundreds of apps developed by Google, Volvo, or third-party developers. These apps will be incorporated into the exist...
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The next great Volvo is here — the new XC60

Volvo's award-winning XC90 SUV now has a new little brother. On Tuesday, the Swedish automaker unveiled its second generation XC60 crossover SUV at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show.  "We have a strong heritage in designing stylish and dynamic SUVs that offer the latest in technology. The new XC60 will be no exception. It’s the perfect car for an active lifestyle, and it represents the next step in our transformation plan," Volvo Car Group CEO, Håkan Samuelsson, said in a statement.   The current ...
Tags: Sweden, US, Trends, Jaguar, Volvo, Hakan Samuelsson, Volvo Car Group, Oncoming Lane Mitigation, Torslanda Plant

Interior Design: Volvo Get Away Lodge in Sweden

Interior Design: Volvo Get Away Lodge in Sweden AoiroStudio Feb 21, 2017 We would like to share this Interior Design of a stunning lodge called the Get Away Lodge located just outside of village of Åre in Jämtland County, Northern Sweden. It’s a collaboration between renowned car brand Volvo  and an online hotel curator Tablet Hotels . Inside the lodge, you’ll be charmed with a wood burning fireplace, lounge, free wi-fi/parking, 24 hours concierge and...
Tags: Design, Sweden, Volvo, ARE, Volvo Cars, Volvo Car Group, Get Away Lodge, Volvo Get Away Lodge, Jämtland County Northern Sweden, V90 Cross Country, Laurent Vernhes Tablet