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Volvo orders two Tesla-style Giga Presses for Slovakia EV plant

Tesla pioneered megacasting, a technique that uses giant casting machines to make car bodies with just a few massive cast parts (a Matchbox car is said to have provided the inspiration), and other automakers quickly took notice. In 2021, the LK Group reported that it would supply giant casting presses to several Chinese companies. In… Read more »

Volvo to acquire Proterra’s battery business

Proterra’s filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection was a shock to the EV industry, but the blow was softened by the company’s assurance that it would either recapitalize its businesses or sell them off. Now the first step in that process appears to have taken place—the Volvo Group has been selected as the winning bidder… Read more »

Charged Virtual Conference on EV Infrastructure: new December 2023 session topics announced

New session topics for the December 2023 Charged Virtual Conference on EV Infrastructure are out now. This virtual event will span all things EV charging in two main tracks: Featuring speakers from organizations including: The free-to-attend conference will be broadcast December 4 – 6, 2023, featuring live presentations, interactive Q&As, on-demand webinars, and whitepaper downloads…. Read more »

No complaints at Volvo—EV sales soar in October

The legacy automakers had a truly scary October. Ford and GM, both of which had seemed to be manfully slogging forward with electrification, have scaled back their EV plans, moaning that they can’t make a profit on EVs. (It’s not just American companies—VW and Mercedes are wavering too.) Their can’t-do jeremiads are aimed at politicians,… Read more »

Volvo VNR Electric Trucks debut in Coke Canada’s Red Fleet

In September, Coke Canada Bottling launched a pilot program by introducing six Volvo VNR Electric trucks to its Red Fleet of 850 heavy-duty trucks that service customer delivery routes in the Greater Montreal area. According to Volvo, its VNR Electric trucks have a six-battery configuration with a capacity of 565 kWh and a range of… Read more »

Ascendum Machinery electrifies job sites with the Voltstack mobile site power and EV charger

Ascendum Machinery, which has represented Volvo Construction Equipment in the US for over 65 years, and claims the title of the country’s largest Volvo dealer, has partnered with Portable Electric to offer the latter’s Voltstack line of portable electric construction equipment chargers (e-Chargers) and power stations (e-Generators). Voltstack mobile electric equipment chargers offer a versatile… 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 »

Danfoss’s Volvo electric truck operates on a 24-hour shift

Volvo recently delivered 3 heavy-duty line haul electric trucks to Danish industrial multinational Danfoss. The new e-trucks will operate on fixed routes between Danfoss sites in Denmark, and one of them will operate 24 hours a day without significant charging downtime. Customized chargers from Danish company GodEnergi will be used to rapidly charge the truck’s… Read more »

US fleet operators call on states to adopt ACT and ACC rules to accelerate the shift to EVs

Will the US commercial fleet industry embrace the benefits of electrification, or will it be dragged kicking and screaming into the EV era? Recently we’ve seen some encouraging signs that the staunch opposition that some EV advocates fear is not materializing. A coalition of commercial fleet operators has sent an open letter to the governors… Read more »

Turner Construction pilots Volvo EC230 Electric excavator

One of the world’s largest construction companies is now testing one of the world’s largest EVs. Turner Construction Company is conducting a pilot of Volvo Construction Equipment’s 23-ton EC230 Electric excavator. Turner is using the e-excavator on a light manufacturing reconfiguration project for Applied Materials in Silicon Valley. The enormous EV will be used for… Read more »