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Volvo ‘leads chase’ for fossil-free steel

VOLVO CARS has become the first AUTOmaker to sign up to a SteelZero initiative intended to increase demand for fossil-free steel and accelerate a transition to carbon neutrality in the global steel industry. By doing so, Volvo Cars says it has committed to having stringent CO2-based steel-sourcing requirements by 2030. By 2050, all the steel… Continue reading Volvo ‘leads chase’ for fossil-free steel

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Volvo hits record share as electric drive grows

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – Volvo Car SA reported its highest yet premium segment share in April 2022 as the country showed its growing appetite for electric vehicles.. In March 2022 Volvo SA announced all its local model ranges had gained some option of electrification – mild-hybrid, plug-in hybrid and all-electric variants – in line with… Continue reading Volvo hits record share as electric drive grows

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Volvo e-volving: From vroom-vroom to hummm-hum

CAPE TOWN, South Africa – Volvo SA has told The Corner that its range of vehicles is now almost entirely electrified as further progress is made towards the brand’s  global ambition to morph to fully electric cars by 2030. The updated range in South African is now predominantly all-electric – plug-in hybrid and mild-hybrid vehicles.… Continue reading Volvo e-volving: From vroom-vroom to hummm-hum

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Volvo US bringing automation to vehicle trade-ins

MAHWAH, New Jersey – Volvo Car USA is adopting a programme to equip its dealers with an automated-inspection system intended to benefit both customer satisfaction and business efficiency.   Camera systems from Israeli company UVeye use artificial-intelligence and machine-learning to check tyres, underbody components, and vehicle exteriors for defects, missing parts, and other safety-related items. Volvo… Continue reading Volvo US bringing automation to vehicle trade-ins

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Model shock! Most of Volvo SA range goes electric

CAPE TOWN, South Africa – Volvo has announced that most its South African model range now has electric versions and it’s thanks to a global transformation promised by 2030. The SA model range, the local company says, now predominantly offers all-electric, plug-in hybrid, and mild-hybrid options. Volvo Car SA’s MD Greg Maruszewski told The Corner:… Continue reading Model shock! Most of Volvo SA range goes electric

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Evolving Volvo: Wireless charging for Swedish taxis

GOTHENBURG, Sweden – Volvo Cars is, with selected partners, integrating, and testing wireless charging technology in a real-life city environment for possible future electric cars. For three years a small fleet of fully electric Volvo XC40 Recharge cars will be used as taxis by Cabonline, the largest taxi operator in the Nordic region, and charged… Continue reading Evolving Volvo: Wireless charging for Swedish taxis

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Volvo SA Recharging! Hybrid XC60 T8 sales sparking

VOLVO’S XC60 T8 Recharge plug-in hybrid all-wheel drive units have reached South Africa to join the growing tide of battery-cars across South Africa. The Swedish automaker sees the arrival as “another important addition in our drive towards electrification”. “The Recharge,” Volvo SA pointed out, “is parked at the top of the recently refreshed XC60 range… Continue reading Volvo SA Recharging! Hybrid XC60 T8 sales sparking

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Volvo’s XC60 jacked with new model

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – Volvo SA will to expand its already refreshed XC60 range with a model intended by the Swedish brand to make that country’s most popular model even more attainable. it will be the first as the opening derivative in the Scandinavian company’s mid-size SUV line-up, the new XC60 B5 Front Wheel Drive… Continue reading Volvo’s XC60 jacked with new model

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Electric Volvo cruising Sandton – you want one?

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – The ”highly anticipated” Volvo XC40 P8 Recharge has been spotted on South African roads – the Swedish firm’s first all-electric vehicle (EV). All initial units were bought only four days after Volvo opened an order book for the battery-powered XC40 in May 2021 and now the first has arrived at Tom Campher Volvo… Continue reading Electric Volvo cruising Sandton – you want one?