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Volvo ditches diesel

Volvo on Wednesday announced that from 2019 it will no longer launch cars fitted with diesel engines. It follows the automaker's announcement last July that every car it launches from 2019 will feature some form of electrification, whether it be mild hybrid, plug-in hybrid or pure electric power. Volvo's first new model without a diesel option will be the...

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Report: Geely selects banks to advise on Volvo IPO

Volvo could be the next major automaker to go public. The Swedish automaker's parent company Zhejiang Geely has selected investment banks Citigroup, Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley to advise on an initial public offering, Bloomberg reported on Thursday citing people familiar with the matter. Geely is said to be looking at a value of between $16 billion and...

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Volvo plans to embed Google services in next-generation infotainment system

Volvo's next-generation infotainment system may look a lot more like a smartphone. The Swedish luxury brand announced on Monday that it plans to embed Google's connected services in its upcoming infotainment system. Altogether, the system will feature the voice-controlled Google Assistant, Google Play Store, Google Maps, and other Google services baked into...

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Volvo cars and trucks can now inform each other of hazards

A new cloud-based service called Connected Safety will allow Volvo cars and trucks to automatically alert each other to hazardous traffic situations. Volvo Cars and Volvo Trucks are actually separate entities but with the Connected Safety service the two are able to share real-time data to help prevent accidents. Connected Safety will be rolled out this...

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Geely Group Motorsport partner Cyan Racing switches from Volvo to Lotus cars

Chinese holding company Zhejiang Geely in March established the new division Geely Group Motorsport to oversee motorsport activities for its growing list of brands, which includes the likes of Volvo, Polestar and Lotus. And on Thursday, Geely named Swedish race team Cyan Racing as the official partner of the new Geely Group Motorsport division. The...

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Charging ahead: Volvo wants 50 percent of its cars sold to be electric by 2025

Volvo said Wednesday that it wants half of its cars to be fully electric by 2025, the next step in its plans for a fully electrified future. The Swedish automaker made its dedication clear at the Beijing auto show this week, where every single car on display was a plug-in hybrid model. Volvo said it plans to position itself as a major player in China to...

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Amazon will now deliver packages to your car

Select Amazon shoppers now have a new option for delivery of their purchases: the trunk of their car. Amazon announced the new service on Tuesday and it will roll out for owners of Chevrolet, Buick, GMC, Cadillac, and Volvo vehicles. The process is relatively straightforward and requires an active OnStar or Volvo On Call account. Users must then link the...

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Volvo trials car pickup and delivery service

Volvo wants to expand the number of luxury services it offers. The Swedish luxury brand recently completed its first trial of a car pickup and delivery service in California, and on Wednesday Volvo announced that the pilot program will pave the way for a future valet service across the United States. The service is not unlike those offered by other luxury...

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Volvo trials car pickup and delivery service

Volvo wants to expand the number of luxury services it offers. The Swedish luxury brand recently completed its first trial of a car pickup and delivery service in California, and on Wednesday Volvo announced that the pilot program will pave the way for a future valet service across the United States. The service is not unlike those offered by other luxury...

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You can now subscribe to a new Volvo with an app

Instead of the usual purchase or lease options, Volvo is offering a third option for anyone interested in parking one of its cars on their driveway. It's called Care by Volvo, and it's a subscription program much like you find for mobile phones. Volvo has now made it possible to subscribe to one its cars with an app, in this case the Care by Volvo app for...

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