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All pure electric Volvo models to be available online only

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – Volvo Cars is fundamentally changing how and where to meet its customers and will transform the current wholesale model by moving online and with strong customer relationships. It aims to be a global fully-electric company by 2030 and will launch a completely new family of battery cars – all of which… Continue reading All pure electric Volvo models to be available online only

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Oopsie! Volvos nose-diving to help rescue teams (v)

STOCKHOLM, Sweden – It was the most extreme crash testing yet executed by Volvo Cars, but was crucial for post-crash extrication specialists from the Volvo Cars Safety Centre to hone their life-saving skills. For the first time, Volvo dropped a number of its current models – several times each – 30 metres from a crane… Continue reading Oopsie! Volvos nose-diving to help rescue teams (v)

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Volvo Cars to show latest driving simulator in action

GOTHENBURG, Sweden – Volvo Cars has used what it calls ”unconventional technology” to create a driving simulator to develop new safety, driver assistance, and autonomous features in its products. The simulator includes a ”mixed reality” headset, three-dimensional rendering powered by leading computer games technology, and a full-body haptic suit. When used together, the automaker says,… Continue reading Volvo Cars to show latest driving simulator in action

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Charmagne Mavudzi takes key role at Volvo Car SA

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – Swedish automaker Volvo, as part of a global staff shuffle, has appointed South African Charmagne Mavudzi as Volvo Car SA’s customer experience director. She joined the company in 2018 as head of marketing and communications after studying at the Gordon Business Institute but began her career as a tech entrepreneur before… Continue reading Charmagne Mavudzi takes key role at Volvo Car SA

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Volvo wants tech to save Africans – but who will pay?

LES STEPHENSON WHILE the world is howling about the Coronavirus Volvo Cars has called on governments and regulators around the world to address what it calls ”large inequality” between developed and developing economies. ”Official data, despite progress through recent decades, has shown a significant gap in the number of road deaths between both categories of… Continue reading Volvo wants tech to save Africans – but who will pay?

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Volvo Cars calls on UN for global road-safety enforcement

GOTHENBURG, Sweden – Volvo Cars has called on governments and regulators around the world to address a large inequality in road safety between developed and developing economies. Despite progress made in recent decades, official data shows a significant gap in the number of traffic fatalities between both categories of countries. Each year an estimated 1.35-million… Continue reading Volvo Cars calls on UN for global road-safety enforcement

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Volvo goes mobile with app-based valet service

LONDON, England – Volvo UK has claimed, in association with GoWashMyCar and Volvo On Call, to be the first automaker in Europe to provide an app-based mobile valet service called Volvo Car Mobile Wash. Volvo owners can choose the date, time, and location and need not be present – Volvo’s remote car unlocking will allow… Continue reading Volvo goes mobile with app-based valet service

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All-electric Volvo: There’ll be one in every model range

LONDON, England – Volvo Cars has introduced the XC40 Recharge, the automaker’s first fully-electric car and the first model in the new Recharge concept. The Recharge is based on an XC40, a small SUV and the first of a family of fully electric Volvos. It’s also said to be a milestone for Volvo Cars as… Continue reading All-electric Volvo: There’ll be one in every model range

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Volvo goes live with ‘safest electric car on the road’

MALMO, Sweden – Here it comes! Volvo’s first modern electric car has been announced, the details made available today with images of the chassis of the car as a development of the Volvo XC40 plug-in hybrid. The automaker is also presenting the XC40 as ”the safest electric car on the road” and says it joins… Continue reading Volvo goes live with ‘safest electric car on the road’

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Volvo driving forwards with battery-car crash protection

MALMO, Sweden – The advance of electric cars, Swedish automaker Volvo believes, represents the biggest change in the history of the automobile as – for the first time in more than a century – cars move without a petrol or diesel engine and have a battery under their floor. (That statement, of course, doesn’t acknowledge… Continue reading Volvo driving forwards with battery-car crash protection