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


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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


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

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    Volvo to design and develop electric motors in-house


    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


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

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    Volvo adds battery assembly line at Ghent


    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


    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


    Volvo Cars Torslanda 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, ...

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    Volvo reveals Charleston plant manager


    Jeff Moore US - Jeff Moore has been named vice president, manufacturing, Americas and plant manager for the Volvo Car Charleston plant - the OEM's first car manufacturing facility in the country. He has 33 years of experience in automotive manufacturing operations, having recently served as senior vice president ...

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    Volvo Cars increases XC40 capacity


    Sweden - Around 80,000 orders have been made for the XC40 since it was launched in late 2017. As a result, the OEM has announced it will expand production of the model, which is the first to be based on its compact modular architecture (CMA), at its Ghent manufacturing plant ...

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    Volvo Ghent starts XC40 production


    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. “Our people have put in long days and many hours ...

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    Volvo plans Polestar plant in Chengdu


    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 ...

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    Volvo pledges electric motors for all models


    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


    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. “Starting vehicle assembly in India is an important step for Volvo Cars as we ...

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    Volvo Torslanda makes first new XC60


    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. “We have worked hard in recent weeks and months to prepare Torslanda for this latest new Volvo model, and now ...