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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


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


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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Simulate to fabricate: vehicle plants keep VR and AR in their sights

2020-03-09T12:43:00+00:00By Andrew Williams

Carmakers are exploring how virtual reality and augmented reality can be used to improve manufacturing and inspection operations 


Volvo adds battery assembly line at Ghent

2020-03-06T12:54:00+00:00By Nick Holt

The new battery line at the Belgium plant will support production of the XC40 Recharge P8, Volvo’s first fully electric car, with production scheduled to begin later this year

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AMS on Africa: Part 6 – Volvo Trucks of the trade

2020-02-17T11:57:00+00:00By Michael Nash

Volvo Trucks is a big player in the South African commercial vehicle market and, as demand grows, the team at its Amanzimtoti plant are expecting a busy schedule

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Volvo to install Torslanda paintshop 

2019-05-20T15:07:00+01:00By AMS

Volvo Cars has announced that it has invested a multi-billion kroner sum to install a new paintshop at its Torslanda plant in Sweden. This will reportedly result in a reduction of energy consumption and emissions from the painting process by at least one third, according to the OEM.

Car manufacturing underway at Luqiao manufacturing plant in China

Volvo and Polestar fire up in China

2019-04-15T15:51:02+01:00By AMS

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Volvo to install paint shop in Torslanda

2019-04-04T10:43:38+01:00By AMS

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Volvo reveals Charleston plant manager

2018-06-19T11:29:06+01:00By AMS

Pre-production of the new Volvo XC40 in the manufacturing plant in Ghent

Volvo Cars increases XC40 capacity

2018-05-25T16:13:14+01:00By AMS

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Volvo Ghent starts XC40 production

2017-11-22T10:00:22+00:00By aladmin

Belgium – The company’s first small premium SUV is based on the Compact Modular Architecture which will underpin all new cars in the 40 series. Volvo has already taken more than 13,000 orders and deliveries will begin early next year.

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Volvo plans Polestar plant in Chengdu

2017-10-17T16:42:00+01:00By aladmin

China – The Swedish company and its Chinese owner, Geely Holding, announced that together they will invest 5 billion yuan ($754.5m) to support Polestar’s product, brand and industrial development, which will include the establishment of a manufacturing facility in Chengdu. The Polestar 1 hybrid coupe will be made there from ...

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Volvo pledges electric motors for all models

2017-07-05T15:18:41+01:00By aladmin

Sweden – The vehicle-maker declared “the historic end of cars that only have an internal combustion engine (ICE)” with the decision to fit an electric motor to every model launched from 2019 onwards, which will include full electric vehicles (EVs), plug-in hybrids and “mild” hybrids. The OEM said it was ...

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Volvo to assemble cars near Bangalore

2017-05-18T09:45:18+01:00By aladmin

India – The vehicle-maker said it will focus on models based on its SPA architecture, starting production this year with the XC90 premium SUV. Volvo added that further models will be announced at a later stage.

The first new XC60 rolls off the production line in Torslanda, Sweden

Volvo Torslanda makes first new XC60

2017-04-26T16:23:28+01:00By aladmin

Sweden – The first vehicle, painted white, rolled off the line this morning. The new XC60 replaces the original version after nine years of production and nearly 1m deliveries.

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