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  • volvo.automotiveIT

    Geely acquires 8.2 pc of Volvo Trucks


    Volvo Trucks and Volvo Cars once were part of the same company (Photo: AB Volvo) Geely Holding said it had reached agreement to acquire 8.2 pc of Volvo Trucks, strengthening the Chinese automotive group's international operations and raising the possibility that the two separate Swedish companies bearing the Volvo ...

  • volvo.automotiveIT

    Volvo Cars to add electric motors to all models


    Volvo's mild hybrid is one of three types of EVs the company plans to roll out (Photo: Volvo) Volvo Cars, in a move aimed at distinguishing itself from its big premium-segment competitors, said it will equip all cars it launches from 2019 onwards with electric motors. The decision doesn't ...

  • volvo.uber.automotiveIT

    Volvo, Autoliv plan autonomous-driving software venture


    In one of many new alliances, Volvo will also develop driverless cars with Uber (Photo: Volvo) Volvo Cars and automotive supplier Autoliv plan to jointly develop next-generation autonomous driving software. The two Swedish companies said the planned new venture, which will be headquartered in Gothenburg, will develop advanced driver ...

  • bosch.automotiveIT

    Bosch starts incubator in Sweden


    In Lund, Bosch has opened its first engineering center in Scandinavia (Photo: Bosch) Robert Bosch has opened a Swedish engineering center that focuses on connected mobility and other new technologies. The German automotive supplier said the new unit, which is located near the southern Swedish city of Lund, is ...

  • volvo.automotiveIT

    Volvo Cars CIO gets promotion


    Volvo CIO Bendrik will report directly to CEO Hakan Samuelsson (Photo: Volvo) Volvo Cars CIO Klas Bendrik has been promoted to a new senior vice president position, as the Swedish carmaker acknowledges the growing importance of IT across its model lineup. The move underlines "the key role technology will ...

  • volvo.automotiveIT

    Volvo Cars tests self-driving vehicles around Gothenburg


    Volvo says autonomous driving must be part of a broader mobility solution (Photo: Volvo Cars) Volvo Cars said it is happy with the test results of a fleet of self-driving vehicles that is gaining experience around the city of Gothenburg. "The test cars are now able to handle lane ...

  • volvo trucks.automotiveIT

    Renault sells remaining stake in truck maker Volvo


    Renault is selling its remaining stake in AB Volvo and will use the proceeds to reduce debt and make investments both in France and internationally. The French carmaker said the 6.5 pc shareholding in the Swedish truck maker is being sold through a private placement in Sweden and elsewhere. The ...

  • volvo samuelsson.automotiveIT

    Volvo Cars appoints Hakan Samuelsson as new CEO


    Former MAN CEO Samuelsson has 35 years of auto-industry experience (Photo: MAN) Volvo Cars has appointed former MAN boss Hakan Samuelsson CEO of the Swedish automaker, succeeding Stefan Jacoby, who suffered a mild stroke in September. Jacoby will leave the company "after an amicable agreement," Volvo said. The appointment ...

  • spyker.automotiveIT

    China's Youngman, Spyker to build cars together


    Spyker produces handmade luxury sports cars such as the Spyker C8 Aileron (Photo: Spyker) Chinese car manufacturer Zhejiang Youngman will buy a 29.9 pc stake in Spyker for 10 million euros, the Dutch luxury sports car maker said Monday. The two companies will also establish  a joint venture to ...

  • saab 9-3.automotiveIT

    Saab, under new ownership, to get 2nd chance as EV brand


    New owners plan to market an electric version of the Saab 9-3 (Photo: Saab) Saab Automobile will get a chance to live on as an electric-vehicle brand following an investment group's successful acquisition of some key corporate assets. National Electric Vehicle Sweden AB said it has agreed with bankruptcy administrators ...