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Volvo Cars invests in Breathe Battery Technologies fast charging software

Volvo Cars has partnered with UK-based EV charging management software developer Breathe to become the first automaker to access the latest version of its Breathe Charge software, for use in its new generation of electric cars. Volvo will integrate the software with its own in-house-developed battery management platform to optimize performance and reduce charging times…. Read more »

Volvo Cars launches new Energy Solutions business to promote V2G applications

Volvo Cars has launched a new business unit called Energy Solutions to develop the potential for bidirectional charging applications such as V2H and V2G. The EX90 electric SUV, which is to be released in 2024, will be “the first Volvo car equipped with all the necessary hardware and (over time) software to enable bidirectional charging… Read more »

Volvo Cars and Northvolt break ground on Gothenburg battery gigafactory

Novo Energy, a joint venture of Volvo Cars and Northvolt, has begun construction of a Li-on battery gigafactory in Gothenburg, Sweden, near Volvo’s existing Torslanda factory. Once complete, the battery plant will have over 3,000 employees, and a potential annual cell production capacity of up to 50 GWh—enough for around half a million EVs. The… Read more »

Volvo Cars divests its holding in Aurobay to Geely Holding

Volvo Cars will divest its 33% stake in engine supplier Aurobay to Geely Holding, in order to put itself in a position to achieve a fully electric lineup of vehicles by 2030. Aurobay was formed as a stand-alone business in 2021 when Volvo Cars’ subsidiary Powertrain Engineering Sweden, was carved out from the Volvo Car… Read more »

Volvo Cars to build EV manufacturing plant in Slovakia

Volvo Cars plans to establish its third European manufacturing plant in Slovakia. The new facility, which will build only EVs, will complement the company’s plants in Ghent, Belgium and Torslanda, Sweden. The new facility represents an investment of around 1.2 billion euros. It will be located close to Kosice, in eastern Slovakia, where it will… Read more »

Göteborg Energi conducts V2G projects with Volvo Cars, Polestar and others

Göteborg Energi, the municipally-owned power company of the city of Gothenburg, Sweden, is collaborating with several entities to explore the vehicle-to-grid (V2G) potential of EVs.  The company is working with Volvo Cars to investigate bidirectional charging for home use, and how homeowners can contribute power to the local grid from their EV batteries. In early… Read more »

Smart robotic automation solutions from ABB to build Volvo EVs

Swedish/Swiss automation company ABB has announced a partnership with Volvo Cars to supply over 1,300 robots and functional packages to help build the automaker’s next generation of EVs. The deal includes functional packages for spot-welding, riveting, dispensing, flow drilling and ultrasonic weld inspection. Volvo Cars will install each ready-to-use hardware, software and services package in… Read more »

Kia EV9 and Volvo EX30: Are they 2024’s most important EVs?

One’s a three-row midsize SUV under $60,000; the other’s a compact hatchback that starts in the mid-30s. Now we’ve driven both. Choosing “best of” or “most important” new cars is always dicey, and doubly so with electric vehicles. New entries are announced virtually every month, and picking the 2025 models that will be most important… Read more »

OVO and Kaluza to provide managed EV charging services for Volvo

UK-based energy supplier OVO and energy software company Kaluza have announced a partnership with Volvo Cars to develop EV managed charging services for Volvo Cars and OVO customers in the UK. One-way smart charging and bidirectional charging from Kaluza are scheduled to launch in 2024, as is the Volvo EX90 SUV, the company’s first vehicle… Read more »