Press Releases – Auto industry supports wide array of vehicle safety measures proposed by European Commission

Brussels, 18 May 2018 – The European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) welcomes yesterday’s Commission proposal to further improve vehicle safety, while stressing that some proposed measures will require further review to ensure a focus on the most effective solutions with the strongest positive outcome. “ACEA members acknowledge the importance of including additional safety features in… Continue reading Press Releases – Auto industry supports wide array of vehicle safety measures proposed by European Commission

Volvo Cars to remove single-use plastics from all offices, canteens and events

Volvo Cars to remove single-use plastics from all offices, canteens and events Volvo Cars will remove single-use plastics from all its offices, canteens and events across the globe by the end of 2019. The decision reflects the company’s active support of the UN Environment Clean Seas campaign, and underlines its ambition to minimise its global… Continue reading Volvo Cars to remove single-use plastics from all offices, canteens and events

Volvo ditches diesel, but will half its cars be electric by 2024?

Volvo says it is going all-in on electric cars in an effort to turn the company into something of a Tesla alternative. To that end, the company has announced that half its cars will be battery electric models by 2024, according to a report in Road & Track earlier this year. It has also dedicated… Continue reading Volvo ditches diesel, but will half its cars be electric by 2024?

Press Releases – Car data: Automakers welcome European Commission’s focus on safe and secure access

Brussels, 17 May 2018 – The European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) is pleased to see that the European Commission is giving priority to ensuring safe and secure access to vehicle data in the third EU Mobility Package that was presented today. In its new Communication ‘On the Road to Automated Mobility’, the Commission mentions the… Continue reading Press Releases – Car data: Automakers welcome European Commission’s focus on safe and secure access

Press Releases – Truck industry reacts to EU proposal for first-ever CO2 standards

Brussels, 17 May 2018 – The European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA), representing the seven major EU producers of heavy-duty vehicles, takes note of the European Commission’s proposal for CO2 emission standards for EU trucks, published today. This is one important part of a broader strategy to further decarbonise road transport – an objective to which… Continue reading Press Releases – Truck industry reacts to EU proposal for first-ever CO2 standards

Geely/Volvo To Use Maxwell Ultracapacitors In PHEVs

19 M BY MARK KANE Zhejiang Geely Holding Group (Geely), the parent company to Volvo Car and Geely Auto, signed a partnership with Maxwell Technologies to use ultracapacitors in new electrified models. Maxwell Technologies Ultracapacitors were sometimes spotted in start-stop applications, but Geely intends to extend the use of ultracapacitor subsystems to hybrids and plug-in… Continue reading Geely/Volvo To Use Maxwell Ultracapacitors In PHEVs

First Bloodhound SSC speed record attempt confirmed for 2019

The Bloodhound SSC – the British 1000mph Eurofighter-jet-powered land speed record challenger – looks set to make its first record attempt at the end of 2019 despite major setbacks to funding. Thanks to a shift in plans, the Bloodhound team, which recently lost composites suppliers that have fallen into receivership, is scheduled to make its first high-speed runs on South Africa’s Northern… Continue reading First Bloodhound SSC speed record attempt confirmed for 2019

Volvo S60 spearheads brand’s no-diesel future

The upcoming Volvo S60 saloon will be launched without a diesel option as the brand moves away from the black pump and towards a fully electrified range.  A rival to the BMW 3 Series, Audi A4 and Mercedes-Benz C-Class, the S60 will be unveiled in the coming weeks as the sister car to the V60 estate and… Continue reading Volvo S60 spearheads brand’s no-diesel future

Volvo CEO says focussed on electrification, automation regardless of IPO

LONDON, May 16 (Reuters) – Volvo is working on how to meet the challenges of electrification and self-driving cars and has the funds to do so regardless of whether the firm launches a stock market flotation, its boss said on Wednesday. “We need to address these issues with electrification and automated drive,” Hakan Samuelsson said… Continue reading Volvo CEO says focussed on electrification, automation regardless of IPO

Volvo Cars to eliminate diesel from the new S60 sedan

Volvo Cars to eliminate diesel from the new S60 sedan The new Volvo S60 sedan – to be launched later this spring – will be the first Volvo to be produced without a diesel engine, highlighting Volvo Cars’ commitment to a long-term future beyond the traditional combustion engine. All new Volvo models launched from 2019… Continue reading Volvo Cars to eliminate diesel from the new S60 sedan