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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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Volvo Trucks to introduce all-electric trucks in North America

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The Volvo LIGHTS project has received US$44.8 million of funding As part of an innovative partnership between the Volvo Group, California’s South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD), and industry leaders in transportation and electrical charging infrastructure, Volvo Trucks will introduce all-electric truck demonstrators in California next year, and commercialise …

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Testing begins at world’s first ‘emission-free’ quarry

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The new technology will help the quarry reduce carbon emissions by 95% Volvo Construction Equipment and its customer Skanska have begun testing the viability of its Electric Site concept. The system, which incorporates electric and autonomous Volvo machines, will run in a real production environment for 10 weeks – delivering …

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Volvo to deliver seven electric hybrid buses to Grudziadz in Poland

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The order brings the number of buses sold by Volvo in Poland to 112 The city of Grudziadz in northern Poland has ordered seven Volvo 7900 Electric Hybrid buses. This is the second order for Volvo’s electric hybrid buses in Poland. Earlier this year Inowroclaw ordered eight electric hybrids and …

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Volvo receives electric bus order from the Netherlands

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Volvo Buses has secured an order of 23 fully electric buses from public transport company Arriva in the Netherlands Multinational public transport company Arriva, with operations in 14 countries across Europe, is one of the leaders in the introduction of alternative propulsion technologies. In 2011, the company was among the …

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