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China's Geely Targets Slice of Premium Electric Car Market With 'Startup' Brand Zeekr

NINGBO, China/BEIJING (Reuters) -Chinese automaker Geely, owner of Volvo Cars, on Thursday launched a high-end electric vehicle (EV) brand named...
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Grab a group discount and take your team to TC Sessions: Mobility 2021

Mobility mavens, June 9 will be here before you know it, and that means it’s time to get your strategy ducks in a row for TC Sessions: Mobility 2021. You want to make the most of your time at this one-day virtual intensive featuring interactive presentations with the mobility industry’s top movers, shakers and startup dream makers, amirite? Take your team to increase your ROI. Right now, you can grab a group discount — at the early bird price — when you buy a block of four or more tickets to TC ...
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Apply to Startup Battlefield at TechCrunch Disrupt 2021

Do you have what it takes to be a Startup Battlefield champion? All you need is a killer pitch, an MVP, nerves of steel and the drive and determination to take on all comers to claim the coveted Disrupt Cup. If you fit the description, apply to compete in Startup Battlefield at TC Disrupt 2021 on September 21-23. Top early-stage startups from around the world — from any country and industry — will compete for a shot at $100,000 in equity-free prize money. That’s a huge bottom-line boost, and it ...
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Grey Launches a Global Campaign for Volvo Cars on the Biggest Safety Challenge We’ve Ever Faced

has created the Ultimate Safety Test campaign for Volvo Cars . After leading the industry in automotive safety for decades, Volvo Cars is now broadening its focus to make sure sustainability becomes as ingrained in the company culture as safety always has been. The global campaign, which covers TV, online video, social, digital, OOH and radio and print, is part of wider integrated and marketing efforts from Volvo Cars that reflect the company’s commitment to climate neutrality and el...
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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...
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Volvo: The Ultimate Safety Test

Grey has created the Ultimate Safety Test campaign for Volvo Cars. After leading the industry in automotive safety for decades, Volvo Cars is now broadening its focus to make sure sustainability becomes as ingrained in the company culture as safety always has been.
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Volvo Cars to Review Options Including IPO, Geely Says

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's Zhejiang Geely Holding Group said on Wednesday its Volvo Cars would explore capital market options including a...
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Volvo Cars to Review Various Options Including IPO, Geely Says

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's Zhejiang Geely Holding Group said on Wednesday its Volvo Cars would explore capital market options including a...
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Chinese automaker Geely launches luxury EV brand Zeekr

Chinese automaker Geely Automobile Holdings is launching a new brand of premium electric vehicles as it aims to capture a share of the luxury EV market that has been dominated by Tesla and other homegrown companies. The new brand of vehicles, called Zeekr, will be manufactured by parent company Zhejiang Geely Holding Group. The first Zeekr vehicles are expected to be delivered in the third quarter of 2021. The launch of Zeekr, which was first reported by Reuters and confirmed today by Geely, has...
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Volvo Cars to Launch Joint Venture With ECARX to Develop Smart Car Software Systems

BEIJING (Reuters) - Swedish premium automaker Volvo Cars will launch a joint venture with ECARX, a smart car technology startup co-founded by...
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Luminar, Volvo subsidiary partner to sell automated driving systems to automakers

Luminar Technologies has deepened ties with Volvo Cars to develop and eventually sell an automated driving system for highways to other automakers. The partnership, announced Thursday, is between Luminar and Volvo’s self-driving software subsidiary Zenseact. The two companies are combining their tech to create what Luminar founder and CEO Austin Russell described as a “holistic autonomous vehicle stack”  made for production vehicles. Volvo will be the first customer. Russell and Zenseact CEO Ödg...
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TC Sessions: Mobility 2021 is coming, save the date!

Buckle up, startup and tech fans. Save the date and get ready to rub virtual elbows with mobility’s best and brightest minds — the movers, shakers and policy makers that are shaping the future of transportation. TC Sessions: Mobility returns for its third year on June 9, 2021. Can you say mobility three-peat? Yes, you can! We’re excited to host another day dedicated to the people — and the technology they’re developing — that’s changing transportation. TC Sessions: Mobility 2021 goes beyond hunt...
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Report: Volvo Dealers Respond Negatively to Digital Retail Strategy

Last week, we discussed Volvo Cars’ plan to transition to an online sales model as a larger quotient of its product becomes electrically driven. As luck would have it, the concept hasn’t been a runaway success with auto retailers. Vehicles becoming increasingly digitized, combined with the unparalleled consumer access offered by the internet, has made […] The post Report: Volvo Dealers Respond Negatively to Digital Retail Strategy appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
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The Station: Another Uber spinout is born and EVs dominate SPACs

The Station is a weekly newsletter dedicated to all things transportation. Sign up here — just click The Station — to receive it every weekend in your inbox.  Hi friends and new 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. Our transportation desk is taking shape. Two new reporters, Aria Alamalhodaei and Rebecca Bellan started Monday and have already provided some new and interesting coverage. Tam...
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2022 Volvo C40 Recharge: Stunning Rendition of Swedish Technology & Style

You can think of the 2022 Volvo C40 Recharge as a sloped-roof sibling of the XC40 Recharge. But unlike the latter, the latest C40 Recharge is Volvo’s first electric-only model and is spearheading the Swedish automaker’s assault towards electrification. “The C40 Recharge represents the future of Volvo and shows where we are going,” said Henrik Green, Chief Technology Officer at Volvo. “It is fully electric, offered online only with a convenient care package, and will be available for quick del...
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Volvo Cars Now Following Lynk & Co Playbook, Introduces C40 Recharge

There was a time when practically any automaker could earn a few brownie points by proclaiming that they too would be transitioning toward becoming an electric-only manufacturer by [insert year here]. But times have changed and EVs have been around long enough for consumers to expect more than a promise that there would someday be […] The post Volvo Cars Now Following Lynk & Co Playbook, Introduces C40 Recharge appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
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Volvo Cars to double U.S. footprint, as it aims to go all electric by 2030

Volvo Cars’s aggressive push to go all electric by the end of this decade, is expected to expand the company’s U.S. operations...
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Volvo to sell only all-electric vehicles by 2030

Volvo Cars said it will only make and sell all-electric vehicles by 2030, as part of a broader transformation of the automaker that will include shifting sales online. “The key to sustainability is electrification, said Volvo Cars CEO Håkan Samuelsson during a presentation Tuesday. “Together with investments in charging infrastructure that is the right way to go and the course we have chosen at Volvo.” The announcement was tied to the launch of the C40 Recharge, a low slung crossover based on th...
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Volvo Cars to go fully electric by 2030

The Swedish firm is to phase out all models with internal combustion engines over the next few years.
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Volvo Cars bets on electric vehicles

Volvo is only going to sell electric cars by 2030, the Swedish firm says.
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Geely Nixes Volvo Merger, Volvo CEO Explains

Despite having already having Volvo Cars as one of its many subsidiaries, China’s Geely signaled roughly a year ago that it wanted to merge with the brand as part of its strategy to expand globally. Plans changed on this week when the company announced that the duo will be retaining their independent corporate structures, though […] The post Geely Nixes Volvo Merger, Volvo CEO Explains appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
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Geely and Volvo to Launch Powertrain Venture After Merger Scrapped

By Yilei Sun and Helena SoderpalmBEIJING/STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - China's Geely Automobile and its Swedish sister company Volvo Cars will abandon...
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Geely Auto and Volvo Cars to Launch Powertrain Venture After Merger Scrapped

BEIJING (Reuters) - Geely Automobile and sister company Volvo Cars will abandon merger plans but launch a new entity to combine their powertrain...
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Chip Shortage Expands, GM Forced to Idle Factories

While the Great Semiconductor Shortage of 2021 probably isn’t going to the defining historical topic of the modern era, it’s presently doing a number on the automotive industry. Volkswagen Group, Ford, Mazda, Nissan, Subaru Corp., Toyota, and Stellantis have all reported the need to scale back production this year. On Wednesday, General Motors said that it […] The post Chip Shortage Expands, GM Forced to Idle Factories appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
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Mark LaNeve Exits Ford

  Mark LaNeve is departing Ford after nearly four decades of sales and marketing in the auto industry, having held a number of leadership roles at General Motors and Volvo Cars in North America. LaNeve came to Ford in 2015 after leading its marketing and advertising agency, Global Team Blue, where he was COO since […] The post Mark LaNeve Exits Ford appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
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Volvo CEO Says Governments Should Just Ban Gasoline Powered Cars

Volvo Cars’ chief executive, Håkan Samuelsson, believes a ban on gasoline-driven vehicles would be a more effective way to force groups to go electric than continuing to offer subsidies on battery-powered automobiles. The announcement comes as part of the Financial Times’ “Future of the Car Summit,” where Samuelsson will proclaim the internal combustion engine “a […] The post Volvo CEO Says Governments Should Just Ban Gasoline Powered Cars appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
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Volvo Claims 'Streets Belong to Runners, Pedestrians and Cyclists' in New XC40 Campaign

Cars should be safe for everyone, not only those inside them. That's the thought behind Volvo Cars ’ latest global campaign, once again with safety in focus.    Developed together with creative collective Forsman & Bodenfors in Sweden, the campaign positions the award-winning compact city SUV, the Volvo XC40, as the ultimate city car . But not only because of its size, design and smart storage solutions – but because of the City Safety System. With features like Pedest...
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Automoblog Book Garage: The Collector Car Hobby by Richard Reina

If you grew up as I did, you probably had a number of car posters on your wall. We used to have these book fair events at our school a couple of times a year. My father would give me extra scratch so I could pick out different car and truck books. Those books usually had a tear-out poster or two in them of something I wanted to drive when I grew up. Eclipses & Tornadoes My coming of age was in an automotive era where cars like the Dodge Viper, BMW M Roadster, and the Acura Integra Type ...
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Volvo XC40 Recharge Electric Pricing Announced at $54,985

Making good on its promise that the future will be electric, Volvo has readied the XC40 Recharge P8 compact crossover for a spring debut. Though it doesn’t seem to have secured an idyllic price tag. The electrified XC40 starts at $54,985, including a $995 destination fee, which makes it around $20,000 dearer than the gasoline […] The post Volvo XC40 Recharge Electric Pricing Announced at $54,985 appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
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“A terrible idea”: Car Crash Survivors React to Quotes Once Said About the Invention That Saved Their Lives.

After Volvo Cars invented the three-point safety belt in 1959, its introduction sparked debate among media and the public. But to date it’s been credited with saving more than a million lives worldwide. The premium carmaker now highlights this in a new brand campaign, by letting car crash survivors read what people said about the safety belt in the past. And it sounds eerily familiar even today. “The seatbelt is a violation of human rights”. “It's better to be thrown out than to be tra...
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