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Volvo to open climate-neutral EV-only car factory in Slovakia in 2026

2022-07-04T15:15:00+01:00By Peter Murphy

Slovakia’s prime minister said the investment marked the start of a second Slovakian auto-making hub which it has been preparing for, this time in its eastern region.

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After tailpipes, auto industry ponders CO2 purge from its materials

2022-05-27T12:57:00+01:00By Peter Murphy

Volvo, Polestar and SSAB ponder how to wring out CO2 from materials now that the internal combustion engine’s fate is virtually sealed.

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Polestar invests in StoreDot’s fast charging battery technology

2022-05-25T17:50:00+01:00By AMS

This will be Polestar’s first financial investment in another company, and it will become a shareholder in Israel-based StoreDot

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Watch: A holistic approach to sustainable vehicle production

2022-05-23T08:15:00+01:00By Christopher Ludwig

Hans Pehrson,  Owain Griffiths and Thomas Hörnfeldt emphasise the importance of moving towards a greener model to meet sustaibility targets - whether it’s whole-of-vehicle manufacturing or greening the global supply chain.

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Volvo Cars Tech Fund invests in StoreDot

2022-04-19T16:40:00+01:00By AMS

Volvo Car’s venture capital arm, Tech Fund, is investing in StoreDot, an Israeli company developing extreme-fast charging battery technology for electric cars

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AMS January-March 2022 – Volvo’s mega changemaker

2022-03-30T10:48:00+01:00By AMS

Javier Varela discusses Volvo Cars’ investment in new technologies, EV platforms and sustainability

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Renault halts industrial activities in Russia as OEMs partially resume operations despite ongoing conflict

2022-03-25T10:16:00+00:00By Jason Dunn

Renault Group halted activities in its manufacturing plant in Moscow, the company announced this week

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Northvolt selects northern Germany for its third European gigafactory

2022-03-16T17:47:00+00:00By Jason Dunn

The Swedish battery cell manufacturer is ramping up capacity to build battery cells with a 60 GWh capacity plant in Heide, Germany.

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Volvo’s mega changemaker

2022-02-28T13:30:00+00:00By Nick Holt, Claas Alexander Stroh

Javier Varela, senior vice-president of engineering and operations, is leading Volvo Cars’ industrial transformation, from platform engineering through to vehicle production. He explains key steps in the carmaker’s ramp up in EV and battery output, and how it will achieve ambitious sustainability targets

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Megacasting: a chance to rethink body manufacturing

2022-02-10T05:31:00+00:00By Götz Fuchslocher

The aluminium die-casting process could revolutionise body construction. Professor Wolfram Volk, the department head for forming technology and casting at the Technical University of Munich, explains the advantages and disadvantages of so-called ‘mega’- or ‘gigacasting’.

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Volvo investing $1.1 billion in Gothenburg site to support huge electrification push

2022-02-08T14:06:00+00:00By Jason Dunn

In the coming years, Volvo Cars will be investing SEK 10 billion ($1.1 billion) into its manufacturing plant in the Torslanda province of Gothenburg, Sweden, as preparation for the production of the next generation of fully electric cars.

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The die is cast for Volvo’s future EV production

2022-02-08T09:13:00+00:00By Nick Holt, Christopher Ludwig

One of the key pillars of Volvo’s investment in electric vehicles will be the application of aluminium megacasting to produce large structural parts. Mikael Fermér, solution architect for vehicle platforms at Volvo Cars, explains the significance of this change for EV production.

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Volvo and Northvolt agree to build new gigafactory in Sweden

2022-02-07T09:22:00+00:00By Jason Dunn

Volvo Cars and EV battery manufacturer Northvolt have announced a new joint battery manufacturing plant will be built in Gothenburg, western Sweden.

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Electrifying Europe: new EU ‘Fit for 55’ legislation effectively bans petrol and diesel engines by 2035

2021-08-16T17:47:00+01:00By Daniel Harrison

The EU’s latest salvo against the automotive industry to mitigate against climate change will eliminate ICEs and transform automotive manufacturing

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Volvo and Northvolt form JV for battery development and production

2021-06-29T10:14:00+01:00By AMS

The joint venture will develop and produce sustainable batteries, tailored to pure electric Volvo and Polestar cars, and establish an R&D centre

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VW to have 240 GWh of battery plants in Europe by 2030

2021-03-17T15:32:00+00:00By Marcus Williams

Volkswagen Group plans to significantly increase battery cell production capacity and reshape the EV battery supply chain in Europe, with plans to have six ‘gigafactories’ by the end of the decade – including an expansion of its partnership with Sweden’s Northvolt. 

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AMS E-mobility 2021 – Electric vehicle production powers up

2021-03-17T12:26:00+00:00By AMS

Our latest AMS digital edition is out with a special focus on the acceleration towards an all-electric future for automotive industry. The issue offers in-depth insight into leading carmaker’s and tier supplier EV strategies, looking at drivetrains, battery assembly and specialist materials, with interviews featuring Schaeffler, Atlas Copco, Outokumpu and more.

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Carmakers pledge to switch to all-electric vehicles

2021-03-15T19:57:00+00:00By Illya Verpraet

The wave of electrification is slowly turning into a tsunami, in Europe at least. Illya Verpraet takes a look at some of the big manufacturing plans in 2021

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Volvo Ghent to triple electric production capacity

2021-01-11T18:54:00+00:00By AMS

The increased manufacturing capacity is to meet fast-growing demand for its Recharge line-up, says Volvo

In-house EV motor development will help Volvo optimise the perfomance and efficiency of future models

Volvo to design and develop electric motors in-house

2020-11-02T16:26:00+00:00By AMS

The OEM has opened a new electric motor lab in Shanghai, China in addition to ongoing e-motor development in Gothenburg, Sweden, and state-of-the-art battery labs in China and Sweden

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