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Volvo receives order for electric buses from Kungsbacka in Sweden

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Kungsbacka is the fourth Swedish city to buy Volvo’s electric buses Volvo Buses has received an order for three all-electric buses and three hybrid buses from KE’s Bussar in Kungsbacka on Sweden’s west coast. This marks the premiere for electrified buses in the city. KE’s Bussar, which handles most of …

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Volvo to test autonomous electric buses in Singapore

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Volvo’s autonomous bus will be tested at Singapore’s Nanyang Technological University As part of Singapore’s efforts to deploy autonomous vehicles (AVs) to enhance its public transport system, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) has partnered up with the Volvo Group. This is Volvo’s first opportunity to develop and test autonomous …

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Volvo Group Venture Capital invests in wireless electric charging

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Volvo Group Venture Capital will invest in Momentum Dynamics’ wireless charging technology Volvo Group Venture Capital AB, a subsidiary of the Volvo Group, has announced an investment in Momentum Dynamics – a leading company in high power wireless charging of electric vehicles. Momentum Dynamics is a Philadelphia-based company developing and …

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Volvo Trucks to demonstrate Volvo VNR electric models in 2019

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Volvo’s VNR trucks will be commercially available in 2020 Volvo Trucks has announced that it will introduce all-electric Volvo VNR regional-haul demonstrators in California next year, operating in distribution, regional-haul and drayage operations. Sales of the VNR Electric in North America will begin in 2020. “We are proud to announce …

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Ricardo secures order for large-scale EV battery cell test programme from Volvo Cars

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The cells are intended for production applications in high voltage battery packs Ricardo will assist Volvo Cars with the provision of a large-scale test programme to assess the life cycle characteristics of a range of new lithium-ion cells to determine their suitability for various future production electrified vehicle applications. This work …

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Volvo Cars and Baidu join forces to develop and manufacture autonomous driving cars

Volvo Cars and Baidu join forces to develop and manufacture autonomous driving cars

Volvo will be the first foreign carmaker to develop autonomous vehicles with Baidu Volvo Cars has reached an agreement with Baidu, the leading Chinese internet search provider, to jointly develop electric and fully autonomous drive-compatible cars with the aim of mass producing them for China, the largest car market in …

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Volvo Cars Tech Fund invests in electric car charging company FreeWire

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FreeWire specialises in fast-charging technology Volvo Cars has acquired a stake in electric car charging company FreeWire Technologies via the Volvo Cars Tech Fund, deepening the company’s commitment to a fully electric future. While Volvo Cars’ electrification strategy does not envision direct ownership of charging or service stations, the investment …

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