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VTNA Plant to Be Supplied Using VNR Electric Trucks

September 7, 2021

Via: Transport Topics

The Volvo VNR Electric, Volvo Trucks North America’s first commercially available battery-electric Class 8 vehicle, will be deployed on local logistics routes servicing the company’s New River Valley truck assembly operations in Dublin, Va., by the end of 2021, the […]


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UAW ends 13-day strike at Volvo with tentative contract agreement

April 30, 2021

Via: FreightWaves

The United Auto Workers union ended a 13-day strike Friday at Volvo Trucks North America (VTNA), clearing the way for production to resume Monday at the Swedish truck makers’s only North American manufacturing facility. Volvo said only that a tentative […]


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Volvo, Daimler Sign Binding Agreement for Fuel Cell Joint Venture

November 3, 2020

Via: Transport Topics

The Volvo Group and Daimler Truck AG announced they have signed a binding agreement covering a previously announced joint venture to develop, produce and commercialize fuel cell systems primarily for heavy-duty trucks as well as other applications. Under the agreement, […]


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Volvo Adds NFI to LIGHTS Project

September 22, 2020

Via: Transport Topics

Volvo Trucks North America announced diversified carrier NFI is the latest fleet to demonstrate two Volvo VNR Electric trucks as part of the Volvo LIGHTS (Low Impact Green Heavy Transport Solutions) project. It is the third company to deploy its […]


Infrastructure

Volvo Group Venture Capital Invests in Wireless Electric Charging

January 18, 2019

Via: Transport Topics

Volvo Group Venture Capital AB, a subsidiary of Volvo Group, announced it has invested an undisclosed amount in Momentum Dynamics Inc., which provides high-power wireless charging systems for the automotive and transportation industries. Its technology allows any type of vehicle […]


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Volvo’s Voorhoeve Sees Strong 2019 Truck Market

December 13, 2018

Via: Transport Topics

WASHINGTON — The new president of Volvo Trucks North America predicted another banner year for the truck market in 2019 and voiced a desire to promote more respect for the truck driving profession. Peter Voorhoeve, who stepped into that role […]


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AB Volvo Posts Record Third Quarter, Higher Income and Revenue

October 22, 2018

Via: Transport Topics

AB Volvo notched a 38% gain in net income as record third-quarter revenue was lifted by stronger truck orders and deliveries. The earnings announcement landed shortly after Volvo reported an emissions-control component on trucks used primarily in North America and […]


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Volvo’s 360c is a rethink of how autonomous vehicles might be used.

September 6, 2018

Via: TreeHugger

They are going to be a lot more than just cars that drive themselves. We’re giving a free annual subscription to the TreeHugger newsletter to the first person who tells us where this Volvo 360C is parked. But ignore the […]


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How Volvo’s Making the Polestar 1 From an Old Concept

June 18, 2018

Via: Wired

The great tragedy of the Concept Coupe was that it was never meant to be built. Drawing on the style of the vintage P1800 with a helping of American muscle – healthy haunches, slim windows – the two-door won much […]


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Amazon Starts Delivering Goods to Trunks of GMs, Volvos

April 24, 2018

Via: Transport Topics

Amazon.com has partnered with General Motors Co. and Volvo Cars to deliver packages to car trunks in 37 U.S. cities, as the e-commerce giant seeks new delivery methods for customers who may be wary of leaving packages outside or allowing […]


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Volvo Begins Full Production of VNL 760 Model

April 3, 2018

Via: Transport Topics

Volvo Trucks North America announced it completed its transition from production of its legacy VNL 670 model to full production of the new VNL 760 designed for the longhaul market. “Exceptional design, efficiency and productivity-boosting interior features make the VNL […]


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Volvo Trucks Debuts New Heavy-Haul Model

March 14, 2018

Via: Transport Topics

DUBLIN, Va. – Volvo Trucks has introduced a new heavy-haul model for specialized applications up to 225,000 pounds combined vehicle weight. The VNX series, unveiled during a March 14 press event here, will offer power from either a Volvo D13 […]


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Volvo Launches a VC Fund to Keep Up With the Future

February 28, 2018

Via: Wired

STARTUPS LOOKING TO cash checks had better start learning Swedish and get ready for meetings at the IKEA cafeteria. Today, Volvo announced it has launched its very own in-house venture capital fund. Working with an undisclosed amount of money, Volvo […]


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Volvo Prepares for Future of Electric Trucks

January 23, 2018

Via: Transport Topics

Volvo Trucks North America views urban distribution and other pickup and delivery applications as the starting point for battery-powered electric trucks in North America as its parent company prepares to sell them in Europe soon. “But we envision broader deployment […]


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After peak hype, self-driving cars enter the trough of disillusionment

December 29, 2017

Via: Wired

OH, THE UNTAINTED optimism of 2014. In the spring of that year, the good Swedes at Volvo introduced Drive Me, a program to get regular Josefs, Frejas, Joeys, and Fayes into autonomous vehicles. By 2017, Volvo executives promised, the company […]


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Uber may be aflame, but its self-driving cars are getting good

December 28, 2017

Via: Wired

A WORLD DOMINATED by self-driving cars is no longer just possible, it’s inevitable. And the proof is everywhere. In Arizona, where Waymo (formerly known as Google’s self-driving car project) is testing minivans sans humans inside. In Boston, where Lyft and […]


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Daimler, Volvo Execs Praise Inaugural NACV Show

October 2, 2017

Via: Transport Topics

ATLANTA — North American executives from Daimler Trucks and Volvo Group offered an early post-event endorsement of the North American Commercial Vehicle Show just ended. The show, scheduled to run here in odd-numbered years, was designed to hook up original […]


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Volvo Tests Autonomous Truck in Underground Mine

September 9, 2016

Via: Transport Topics

Volvo said it is testing its fully autonomous truck about 4,000 feet underground in a mine in Northern Sweden. The truck is part of a project to improve mine safety and transport flow and will cover a distance of about […]


Impact & Regulations

Volvo Cuts North American Truck Market Outlook as Orders Slump

July 20, 2016

Via: Transport Topics

Volvo AB cut its outlook for the North American truck market for the third time this year after stagnant freight volumes and excess inventory drove orders in the region down by nearly one-third in the second quarter. Truck orders in […]