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    Will China drive global alignment in EV battery swap standards?
    China, the largest electric car market in the world, is expected to drive global benchmarks in electric vehicle battery swapping practices, as well as the emerging battery-as-a-service, or BaaS, industry. Neither the EV battery swap model is new nor it was invented in China. However, it is the only ...
    How driving assistance and automation are impacting the steer-by-wire systems market
    The current steering systems market is primarily controlled by low-end, column-motor systems in the entry and lower-midclass vehicle segments and high-end, rack-motor systems in the upper-midclass and premium-class vehicle segments. However, steer-by-wire (SBW) steering systems will dominate the fut...
    Bühler supplies megacasting cells to Volvo’s Torslanda plant
    Swiss industrial machinery manufacturing company Bühler announced via a press release on 19 May that Swedish automaker Volvo had purchased two of its Carat 840 high-pressure die-casting (HPDC, or megacasting) cells for its factory in Torslanda, Sweden. The cell solutions being delivered wil...
    Geely launches low-orbit satellites for autonomous vehicles
    Geely Holding Group has launched nine satellites into low earth orbit to build a network for enhanced accuracy in navigation for autonomous vehicles, Reuters reported on 2 June. Geely expects to launch another 63 satellites by 2025 and eventually to have a constellation of 240 satellites. Signifi...
    Volvo Cars partners with Epic Games for high quality in-vehicle graphics
    Volvo Cars has collaborated with Epic Games, though which it will offer photorealistic visualization technology into its next generation of electric vehicles (EVs), it said in a press release on 1 June. The companies will use Epic’s Unreal Engine game engine for high-quality graphics inside the ca...
    Volvo to exclusively use net-zero steel in its cars from 2050
    Swedish automaker Volvo Cars announced that it had become the first carmaker to sign up to the SteelZero initiative aimed at increasing demand for carbon neutral steel to decarbonize the global steel industry. As per the company’s participation within the initiative, Volvo will only source 100%...
    Geely, Farasis Energy to build second battery plant in China
    Geely, one of the largest vehicle manufacturers in China, and its battery supplier Farasis Energy have begun constructing their second EV battery plant project, which is located in the Fuling district, Chongqing, southwest China, a report filed by CNEVPOST said on 19 May 2022, citing a company annou...
    27-May-2022 News Investments
    Volvo to offer advanced in-vehicle air purification system
    Volvo Cars has announced it would be offering cutting-edge air purification in its latest cars, according to a press filing on 18 May. The Advanced Air Cleaner is part of the air purification technology available on new 90 and 60 series models. CERTIFIED asthma & allergy friendly by Allergy Stan...
    19-May-2022 News New Products
    Volvo Cars’ full 2023 vehicle lineup to have built-in Google feature in the US
    Volvo has announced that its entire 2023 lineup cars in the US will be equipped with Google built-in, according to a company press release on 3 May. While Google built-in is already available in C40 Recharge and XC40 Recharge, the XC60, S90, and V90 Cross Country, it will roll out to the entire Volv...
    Polestar 2 gets technological, design and sustainability updates
    Polestar 2 will be updated with sustainable solutions related to climate impact, design, and specifications for new visual expressions and improved efficiency, it said in a press release on 27 April. The car brand also spoke about blockchain traceability of mica following its partnership with Circul...
    Volvo says all new models equipped with OTA software update capability
    Volvo has announced that all its new car models will be available with over-the-air (OTA) software update capability, a company press release on 7 April read. The OTA capability is available in the latest XC90, S60, and V60 models, with the company’s entire lineup able receive an update of the ope...
    Polestar 2 gets Android R upgrade for Android Automotive OS
    Polestar has announced that Polestar 2 will be upgraded with Android R for the Android Automotive OS infotainment system, in an official press release on 7 April. The latest software update will be rolled out from early April in 2022. The latest update is known as the P2.0 software upda...
    BMW, Volvo, and Porsche invest in natural fibre composites startup Bcomp
    Fribourg-based natural fiber composites startup Bcomp announced via press release on 5 April that it had closed its oversubscribed Series B financing round of USD35 million with investments from a range of mobility investment companies. According to the press release, the company’s investors in...
    05-Apr-2022 News Investments
    Polestar 2 EV to get Android Automotive 11 update
    Polestar 2 is rolling out its Android 11 update, 9to5 Google reported on 29 March. The software version P2.0 is available for model year (MY) 2021 and MY 2022 Polestar 2, which delivers Android Automotive 11 for the Polestar 2. MY 2021 was launched with Android 9 and was later updated to Android 10....
    Russia-Ukraine conflict: Geely suspends production at Belarusian plant due to component shortage
    Chinese automaker Geely has suspended production at its Belarusian plant and is aiming to resume operations on 1 April due to a shortage in parts supply that are affected by the ongoing regional emergency, according to RusAutoNews on 16 March. The automaker’s decision aligns with potential risks a...
    Polestar collaborates with MobilityXlab
    Polestar has partnered with Swedish innovation hub MobilityXlab for mobility and connectivity technologies in the automotive segment, a company press release on 7 March read. The partnership is basically Polestar’s way into the global start-up community with the aim to develop connected solutions....
    Baidu and Geely invest USD400 million in electric car venture Jidu
    Chinese technology company Baidu and leading carmaker Geely have announced that the two companies are jointly investing nearly USD400 million in their electric car venture Jidu’s series A funding round, according to a report filed by CNBC on 26 January 2022. The two companies had partnered to esta...
    27-Jan-2022 News Investments
    Geely Group, Renault sign up for joint cooperation in South Korea, export markets
    Renault Group and Geely Holding Group have signed an agreement to launch a new collaboration dedicated to bringing fuel-efficient hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs) and internal combustion engine (ICE) models to the South Korean market as well as for export sales, the two companies said in a strategic ...
    The braking system industry in 2022 – Level 3 autonomy and beyond
    In the early 2010s, with the launch of the very first “driving assistance” systems, automakers began to rely on the braking system’s electronic stability control (ESC) unit, originally designed to improve driving stability, to decelerate the vehicle without driver input, in emergencies. Since ...
    Volvo cars to feature YouTube video playback
    Volvo has announced that its cars will feature YouTube video playback with Google built-in, according to a press release by the automaker on 5 January. This is a part of Volvo’s partnership with Google. YouTube will be the first video platform to be featured and available for download in Volv...
    10-Jan-2022 News New Products
    CES 2022: Qualcomm to supply Volvo and Polestar brands with 3rd-gen Snapdragon Cockpit Platforms
    Qualcomm Technologies and Volvo have announced plans to integrate 3rd Generation Snapdragon Cockpit Platforms into infotainment systems of the upcoming electric vehicles (EVs) under the Volvo and Polestar brands, a company press release on 4 January read. “Our technology development with Volvo ...
    Volvo selects Continental PremiumContact 6 and SportContact 6 for Polestar 2
    German tire manufacturer Continental announced via press release on 20 December 2021 that its PremiumContact 6 and SportContact 6 had been approved as OE by Volvo for the new Polestar 2. According to the press release, the tires will be supplied in size 245/40 R20, be approved for speeds of ...
    Waymo unveils robotaxi design without a steering wheel
    Waymo unveils a design concept for self-driving robotaxi that operates without steering wheel and pedals, Digital Trends said in a statement on 28 December. The project is in collaboration with Chinese automaker Geely. Significance: The autonomous Zeekr minivan will be entirely filled with passen...
    Waymo to partner with Zeekr for autonomous ride-hailing EV
    Zeekr, Geely’s electric brand, will collaborate with Waymo to develop a new electric vehicle (EV), which will be deployed in the Waymo One autonomous ride-hailing fleet in the United States, the company said in a press release on 28 December. The new vehicle is being designed and developed at Zeek...
    Hitachi Astemo's inverter adopted by Geely for the Leishen Hi-X hybrid powertrain platform
    According to an official press release dated 17 December, Hitachi Astemo announced that Geely Automobile Holdings Limited has chosen the company's inverter for the hybrid powertrain platform Leishen Hi-X. In the Leishen Hi-X, Hitachi Astemo's inverter is equipped with Hitachi's unique, direc...
    Volvo updates on cybersecurity breach by third party
    Volvo Cars announced that one of its file repositories was illegally accessed by a third party, according to a company press release on 10 December. The automaker conducted investigations, which led to the confirmation that ‘a limited amount’ of its research and development (R&D) property wa...
    Volvo Car to offer new Vodafone Automotive VTS S5 tracking device for all models in UK
    Volvo Car will be offering the new Vodafone Automotive VTS S5 tracking device for all models in the UK, it said in a press release dated 9 December. It provides vehicle tracking and recovery via Vodafone operating centers in partnership with local police nationwide and across 44 other European count...
    10-Dec-2021 News New Products
    Polestar releases new software upgrade for Polestar 2 in select European markets
    Polestar has launched performance-oriented software upgrade for the Polestar 2 Long range Dual motor in certain European markets, it said in a press release on 7 December. Over 400 upgrades have been downloaded in its first weeks of availability since late November. “The upgrade highlights how ...
    Geely’s ZEEKR brand teams up with LiDAR supplier RoboSense
    According to a press release dated 2 December, ZEEKR, Geely's young high-end electric vehicle (EV) brand, has collaborated with lidar supplier, RoboSense, to investigate the intelligent lidar system on vehicles. Using RoboSense's intelligent lidar system as a foundation, the two companies hope to...
    Geely selects Tenneco CVSAe for Lynk & Co 09
    US automotive parts manufacturer Tenneco announced via press release on 18 November that its CVSAe electronically controlled damping system had been selected for OE fitment on Geely’s new Lynk & Co 09 flagship sport utility vehicle (SUV). According to the press release, the 09 SUV will...
    Geely selects Tenneco’s CVSAe semi-active suspension for the new ZEEKR 001
    US automotive parts manufacturer Tenneco announced via press release on 2 November that its semi-active suspension technology CVSAe will debut in China on Chinese automaker Geely’s new premium electric shooting brake ZEEKR 001. According to the press release, the CVSAe, one of the several ...
    Volvo Cars Tech Fund invests in start-up Spectralics
    Volvo has invested in optical and imaging technology start-up Spectralics, it said in a press release on 23 November. Volvo made the investment through its venture capital investment arm, Volvo Cars Tech Fund. The startup focuses on next generation in-vehicle user experience. “Spectralics is an...
    24-Nov-2021 News Investments
    Startup Upstream Security collaborates with Volvo for vehicle cybersecurity
    Israel-based startup Upstream Security has partnered with Volvo for the security of software-defined cars, the company said in a press release on 11 November. The collaboration is a direct result of Volvo’s partnership with an innovation hub that focuses on mobility startups in Israel ca...
    Geely unveils ‘Smart Geely 2025’ strategy to accelerate innovation-led growth
    Geely Auto Group unveiled its ‘Smart Geely 2025’ strategy in a technology focused event at its Research Institute in Hangzhou Bay, China, on 1 November. The strategy aims to accelerate innovation-led growth for the Chinese automaker, which has ambitions to not only become a leading technology-le...
    Geely launches global powertrain brand, Leishen Power
    Chinese vehicle manufacturer Geely Auto Group has launched its global powertrain brand named ‘Leishen Power’ and a new modular intelligent hybrid powertrain platform it calls Leishen Hi-X, the company announced on 1 November. Geely said that its new advanced Leishen hybrid platform accommodat...
    09-Nov-2021 News New Products
    Geely selects lightweight Lanxess material for front end carrier
    German chemical company Lanxess announced via press release on 29 September that Chinese OEM Geely had selected its specialty chemical Durethan BKV50H2.0 EF for the design of a front-end carrier structural component in an upcoming passenger car model. According to the press release, the conc...
    Polestar 2 rolls out major OTA update
    Polestar has begun rolling out major updates over-the-air (OTA) incrementally in all markets to improve driving and user experiences in the Polestar 2, it said in a press release on 19 October. The new P1.7 update includes an in-car Range Assistant app that offers information on improving efficiency...
    22-Oct-2021 News New Products
    Geely commences production of ZEEKR 001 EV in China
    Geely-owned premium electric car brand ZEEKR has commenced the production of its ZEEKR 001 at its Ningbo-based factory in China. “The first production-ready ZEEKR 001 rolled off the production line earlier today at a special ceremony in ZEEKR’s Intelligent Factory in Ningbo, China,” the compan...
    21-Oct-2021 News New Products
    Volvo introduces new Range Assistant app via OTA update
    Volvo has unveiled a new Range Assistant app for its XC40 Recharge electric vehicle (EV) customers, the carmaker said in a press release on 19 October. The new Range Assistant in-car app has been released in a beta version as part of the latest over-the-air (OTA) software update for cars with an inf...
    20-Oct-2021 News New Products
    Lynk & Co selects Akebono brakes for 05+ SUV
    Japanese brakes manufacturer Akebono Brake Industry Co., Ltd. announced via press release on 18 October that its brake products had been adopted by Chinese-Swedish premium automotive brand Lynk & Co for the new 05+ high-performance SUV. According to the press release, Akebono is supplyin...
    Startup BreezoMeter to offer intelligence for better in-cabin air quality in Volvo Cars
    BreezoMeter has partnered with Volvo Cars to offer car passengers protection from outdoor pollution through real-time updates about their exposure to hazardous air quality, the startup said in a press release on 7 October. The company delivers micro-local environmental intelligence (within 5 m of th...
    08-Oct-2021 News New Products
    Volvo to recall over 460,000 cars globally due to faulty air bags
    Volvo Cars is recalling 460,769 cars worldwide due to faulty air bags, CNBC reported on 5 October. The issue could prove fatal in the event of a crash. Fragments of the inflator inside the air bag may, in certain cases, project out and or strike the passenger, potentially resulting in serious injury...
    06-Oct-2021 News Recalls
    Geely plans to set up 5,000 EV battery swapping stations for electric cars in China by 2025
    Chinese vehicle manufacturer Geely plans to set up a network of 5,000 battery swapping stations for electric cars in China by 2025, according to a report filed by electrive.com on 27 September. It said that the EV battery swapping service is called as E-Energee, which saw its first battery swapping ...
    Volvo to go leather-free on the interiors of its EV models
    According to an official press release dated 23 September, Volvo plans to discontinue the use of leather and other byproducts derived from the cattle industry in its vehicles. According to the company, the C40 Recharge will be the first model with a completely leather-free interior. Volvo has sta...
    27-Sep-2021 News New Products
    Lotus unveils lightweight modular chassis for upcoming EV range
    British automotive company Lotus announced via press release on 21 September an innovative new lightweight chassis technology that will underpin its upcoming family of electric sports cars. According to the press release, the chassis structure, designed using high-strength, high-ductility BD...
    24-Sep-2021 News New Products
    Polestar opens first independent R&D center in UK
    Swedish premium electric performance vehicle manufacturer Polestar announced via press release on 14 September that it will be opening a new R&D center at the MIRA Technology Park in the UK’s Midlands. According to the press release, the 250-strong team at the UK facility will be worki...
    24-Sep-2021 News Investments
    Geely Auto invests in leading automotive intelligence technology solutions provider ECARX
    Geely Automobile Holdings Limited announced on 7 September that it has signed a strategic investment agreement with ECARX Technology to acquire approximately 1.51% of the company in exchange for a USD50 million investment. The investment is Geely Auto's most recent foray into the field of automotive...
    10-Sep-2021 News Investments
    ROHM and Geely signs strategic partnership agreement focused on SiC Power Devices
    According to an official press release dated 7 September, Semiconductor manufacturer ROHM and Geely Automobile Group Co., Ltd., a leading Chinese automobile manufacturer, have formed a strategic partnership to develop advanced automotive technologies. Both companies have been working together on ...
    Geely-backed Cao Cao Mobility raises over USD588 million in series-B funding
    Geely Technology Group-backed ride hailing service provider Cao Cao Mobility has raised CNY3.8 billion (USD588 million) in its series-B funding round, the company announced on 6 September. Cao Cao Mobility’s series-B funding is the first domestic Chinese equity investment in the ride-hailing se...
    Geely-owned British carmaker Lotus to launch four new EVs in five years
    Unveiling its mid-term product offensive, Geely-owned British carmaker Lotus announced on 31 August that it would roll out four all-new electric cars over the next five years, including an electric sports car in 2026. The first of the four planned EVs would be an E-segment electric sport utility veh...
    01-Sep-2021 News New Products
    Geely’s premium EV brand ZEEKR raises USD500 million in pre-Series A funding round
    Mainland Chinese carmaker Geely’s premium electric vehicle (EV) brand ZEEKR Intelligent Technology has raised USD500 million in pre-A series funding, the company said in a press announcement on 27 August. The funding round, which is aimed at supporting the brand’s continued expansion, was led by...
    Lynk & Co partners with Orange to offer “always on and connected” car in Europe
    Lynk & Co has launched its “always on and connected” car in Europe, using the internet of things (IoT) network and infrastructure from Orange Business Services, it said in a press release on 24 August. Each car will leverage Orange's IoT Managed Global Connectivity solution, which provides s...
    25-Aug-2021 News New Products
    Volvo to halt manufacturing at Gothenburg, Sweden, plant due to chip shortage
    Swedish car maker Volvo Cars has stated that it will suspend production at its facility in Torslanda, on the outskirts of Gothenburg in Sweden, next week owing to the global shortage of semiconductor chips. According to a report filed by business news agency Reuters on 23 August, Volvo Car...
    Renault and Geely sign MoU to focus on hybrid vehicles in China, Korea
    French vehicle manufacturer, Renault Group and one of China’s leading carmakers, Geely Holding Group have signed a MoU framework to focus on the growing hybrid vehicle market in China and South Korea, the two companies said in a joint statement released on 9 August. The cooperation, focused on ...
    Volvo Cars’ autonomous driving unit Zenseact receives investment from mainland China’s ECARX
    According to an official press release issued on 14 July, Volvo Cars' autonomous driving (AD) software development subsidiary Zenseact has received a strategic investment from ECARX, a privately held mainland Chinese provider of cutting-edge connected car technology founded in 2016 by Eric Li, chair...
    15-Jul-2021 News Investments
    Volvo Cars, Geely form JV ‘Aurobay’ to create a global powertrain supplier
    Volvo Cars and Geely Holding announced that they have agreed to create a joint venture (JV) under the name Aurobay for its powertrain operations. According to a press release issued by Volvo on 8 July, the new company will be a global supplier of complete powertrain solutions including next-generati...
    Volvo to boost electrified vehicle production at South Carolina plant
    Swedish luxury car maker Volvo Cars has announced that it will invest an additional USD118 million into its Ridgeville plant located in South Carolina, United States, to manufacture the new-generation Polestar 3 electric sport utility vehicle (SUV). According to a press release issued by V...
    02-Jul-2021 News Investments
    Volvo to boost EV range through improvement in Li-ion battery technology
    Sweden-based luxury carmaker, Volvo, has announced that it will provide its electric vehicles (EVs) with a longer driving range and faster charging times. According to a press release issued by Volvo on 30 June, the company will do this by improving lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery technology and softwa...
    01-Jul-2021 News New Products
    Volvo’s next-gen EVs to run on VolvoCars.OS
    Volvo has announced that its next generation of pure electric vehicles will run on VolvoCars.OS operating system, according to a press release by the automaker on 30 June. VolvoCars.OS will incorporate various operating systems across the car and the cloud, creating one coherent software OS environm...
    01-Jul-2021 News New Products
    Visteon’s all-new cockpit solution debuts in Geely’s flagship SUV
    Visteon has announced intelligent cockpit solution, co-developed with ECARX and Qualcomm, will be used in Geely Auto’s new Xingyue L flagship SUV, according to a 22 June press release. Visteon’s SmartCore supports in-vehicle human machine interface (HMI) functions offering multiple personalized ...
    Geely’s SEA EV platform to spawn multiple models
    Chinese carmaker Zhejiang Geely Holding Group Company Ltd, commonly known as Geely, is expected to develop five models on its electric vehicle (EV) platform called ‘sustainable experience architecture’ (SEA) for different vehicle categories, and the line up would be offered in at least two batte...
    22-Jun-2021 News New Products
    Volvo Cars, Northvolt to collaborate on EV battery development and manufacturing
    Volvo Car Group intends to establish a joint venture (JV) with Swedish battery company, Northvolt, to develop and produce more sustainable batteries to power the next generation of pure-electric Volvo and Polestar cars. According to a press release issued by Volvo on 21 June, the company stated that...
    Polestar 3 electric performance SUV to be manufactured in the US
    Sweden-based premium electric high-performance vehicle manufacturer, Polestar, has announced that its first pure electric SUV, the Polestar 3, will be manufactured in the United States. According to a press release issued by Polestar on 16 June, the company stated that this forthcoming all-electric ...
    17-Jun-2021 News New Products
    Volvo Cars partners with SSAB to develop fossil-free steel
    Volvo Cars has partnered with Swedish steelmaker SSAB for developing fossil-free Steel, the company announced in a press release on 16 June. As part of the collaboration, Volvo Cars will secure SSAB steel made from hydrogen-reduced iron from HYBRIT’s pilot plant in Luleå, Sweden. This steel will ...
    Volvo ties up with Plugsurfing to offer customers reduced charging price in Europe
    Volvo has extended its partnership with charging point platform Plugsurfing in Europe, it said in a press release on 9 June. The partnership will allow Volvo to offer its customers a heavily reduced charging price at Ionity charging points across Europe. “We are excited to offer our customers o...
    Polestar updates Android emulator for Polestar 2 EV
    Polestar has said that its Android emulator has been updated with Android Automotive OS 10 and latest templates, it said in a press release on 1 June. Android emulator provides developers with design templates and app integrations to develop apps for the Polestar 2 electric vehicle. “The Androi...
    Ericsson, Volvo test handover of connected cars between two 5G networks in different countries
    Ericsson and Volvo Cars have successfully tested handover of connected cars between two mobile 5G networks in different countries, RCR Wireless News reported on 24 May. The test proved seamless continuity on 5G networks across borders. The tests were carried out at the AstaZero test track in Swed...
    Volvo to implement circular business principles, aims to reduce 2.5 million tons of CO2 from 2025
    Volvo Cars will be creating closed material loops for high-emission materials such as steel and aluminum, and remanufacture, repair, reuse, and refurbish parts to reach an annual savings of SEK1 billion (USD119 million) and reduce CO2 emissions of 2.5 million tons from 2025. According to a company p...
    Jidu Auto plans to invest USD7.7 billion in e-mobility by 2026
    Jidu Auto, the joint venture (JV) between China-based Baidu and Geely, has announced a major investment in the e-mobility sector, as the JV plans to introduce its first electric car within a year. According to a report filed by Electrive on 27 April, the JV will invest CNY50 billion (approximately U...
    11-May-2021 News Investments
    Polestar launches new video streaming app for Polestar 2 EV
    Volvo’s Polestar has developed a new video streaming app for its Polestar 2 electric vehicle (EV), it said in a press release dated 6 May. The beta app is available in all European markets. Content such as news and national TV broadcasts and a video playlist curated by Polestar will be available o...
    07-May-2021 News New Products
    Polestar 2 EV to feature new digital key and updated app
    Polestar has announced that the Polestar 2 electric vehicle (EV) will feature a new digital key technology (beta), according to a company press release on 3 May. Additionally, the Polestar app will be activated with a new integrated vehicle functionality (beta) following the latest over-the-air (OTA...
    04-May-2021 News New Products
    UK-based startup Ohme partners with Volvo to offer smart EV charging solutions in Benelux
    Electric vehicle (EV) charging company Ohme has announced a partnership with Volvo under which the startup will offer smart charging solutions to the automaker’s EV customers in Benelux. The 28 April press release reads that Ohme’s flagship intelligent portable charger will be available to both ...
    Polestar raises USD550 million to fuel product expansion
    Sweden-based electric performance carmaker, Polestar, has announced that it has raised USD550 million from its long-term financial investors. According to a press release issued by Polestar on 15 April, this private placement of newly issued shares marks the first time external investors have backed...
    16-Apr-2021 News Investments
    Polestar unveils ‘0 Project’ to create climate-neutral car by 2030
    Polestar has unveiled the 0 Project in a bid to create a climate-neutral car by 2030, it said in its annual review on 7 April. The 0 project will drive ‘design towards zero’ focus by eliminating emissions rather than offsetting by planting trees. “Offsetting is a cop-out. By pushing ourselv...
    Volvo, SSAB collaborate to manufacture vehicles with fossil-free steel
    Volvo Group and SSAB have signed a collaboration agreement on research, development, serial production and commercialization of vehicles to be made of steel that is manufactured without using fossil fuels. According to a press release issued by SSAB on 8 April, the company stated that this year, Vol...
    09-Apr-2021 News New Products
    Android’s grip tightens on automotive OS
    Android Automotive has taken the automotive headunit by storm. From its initial introduction in early 2017 until now, six global automakers across more than 10 brands have signed on, accounting for nearly one-fifth of all vehicles once fully rolled out. The significance of Android Automotive lies wi...
    Polestar joins project to accelerate development of V2X technology in Sweden
    Polestar has said that it has co-founded a five-partner project to develop Vehicle-to-everything (V2X) technology, including Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G) and Vehicle-to-Home (V2H) in Sweden, according to a 31 March press release. Chalmers University of Technology, the Gothenburg energy grid supplier Göteb...
    01-Apr-2021 News New Products
    Geely Auto unveils new premium EV brand ‘Zeekr’
    Geely Auto has announced the formation of Zeekr Company Limited, a new electric mobility technology and solutions company based in Mainland China that will serve the growing global demand for premium electric vehicles (EVs), according to a company press release on 23 March. Geely Automobile Holdings...
    Volvo, ECARX to set up JV for developing infotainment system platform
    Volvo has announced a tie up with ECARX, under which the two companies will set up a joint venture (JV) to development and commercialize a new infotainment system platform, a company press release on 23 March read. Volvo and ECARX will also enhance Volvo Cars’ infotainment system platform. The JV-...
    ChargePoint, Volvo develop in-car app for Volvo’s Recharge models
    ChargePoint has announced a partnership Volvo Cars under which the companies will launch an in-car ChargePoint charging app for Volvo’s Recharge electric vehicles (EVs), according to a company press release on 9 March. This will enable drivers to easily locate and begin charging without tapping...
    12-Mar-2021 News New Products
    Volvo Cars launches all-electric SUV C40 Recharge
    Volvo Cars has launched the all-electric sport utility vehicle (SUV) C40 Recharge, the company announced in a press release on 2 March. The C40 is powered by twin electric motors, one on the front and one on the rear axle, and a 78 kWh battery. Volvo claimed that the C40 Recharge has a range of 420 ...
    03-Mar-2021 News New Products
    Volvo Cars rolls out OTA software update on its XC40 Recharge EV
    Volvo is rolling out its first ever over-the-air (OTA) software update on the XC40 Recharge electric vehicle (EV), the carmaker said in a press release on 25 February. The XC40 Recharge in Europe will receive updates including new features, bug fixes and stability improvements to the vehicle’s inf...
    01-Mar-2021 News New Products
    Volvo Cars and Geely to deepen collaboration to improve growth opportunities
    Volvo Cars and Geely Auto have agreed on a wide-ranging collaboration that will deliver synergies in powertrains, sharing of electric vehicle (EV) architecture, joint procurement, autonomous drive technologies, and aftersales. According to a press release issued by Volvo on 24 February, this collabo...
    Volvo XC40 Recharge electric SUV to use Analog’s ICs for BMS and audio bus power
    Analog Devices has announced a partnership with Volvo Cars under which Volvo will use Analog’s integrated circuits supporting the battery management system (BMS) and Automotive Audio Bus for its Volvo XC40 Recharge electric SUV. “Electric vehicles are the future of Automotive, and the market ...
    HERE to provide premium map content and connected vehicle services for Lynk & Co 01 SUV
    HERE Technologies has announced that it will offer premium map content and connected vehicle services for the Lynk & Co 01 SUV, according to a company press release on 15 February. HERE will provide HERE Parking and HERE Real-Time Traffic, search, weather services, and departure alert services f...
    Faraday Future, Geely enter cooperation agreement for technology and engineering support
    Electric vehicle (EV) manufacturer Faraday Future (FF) and mainland Chinese automaker Geely have entered a cooperation agreement for technology and engineering support, FF announced in a press release on 28 January. The two companies will explore the possibility of using OEM production services prov...
    Geely Auto, Tencent agree to collaborate in intelligent cockpit, digitization and autonomous driving
    Geely has announced a partnership with mainland Chinese telecoms carrier Tencent to develop an intelligent cockpit as well as solutions for autonomous driving, Reuters reported on 19 January. The two companies will work together on mobile apps, multiscreen interaction, smart surfaces, and intelligen...
    21-Jan-2021 News New Products
    Geely, Foxconn form new JV to offer customized consulting services
    Zhejiang Geely Holding Group and Foxconn Technology Group decided to set up a joint venture (JV) to provide OEM production and comprehensive customized consulting services relating to whole vehicles, parts, intelligent drive systems, automotive ecosystem platforms, electric vehicle industry val...
    Volvo Cars to triple EV manufacturing capacity at Ghent plant in Belgium
    Volvo Cars is planning to triple the manufacturing capacity for electric vehicles (EVs) at its plant in Ghent, Belgium, the company announced in a press release on 7 January. By 2022, electric car capacity at the Ghent plant will be around 60% of the plant’s total production capacity. “Our fu...
    08-Jan-2021 News Investments
    smart to develop electric SUV based on Geely's platform
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    Geely-backed connected car specialist Ecarx has opened a headquarters in Gothenburg, Sweden, eeNews Europe reported on 29 December. Ecarx will look to build experienced research and development (R&D) and management teams. “Ecarx EU HQ and product development center is the second move of our...
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