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  • Volvo Adventure 2011, the winning team from China, Shanghai Pinghe School

    Teenagers from China won the tenth Volvo Adventure

    For the tenth year, environmentally aware teenagers from different parts of the world gathered together in Göteborg for the final round of the Volvo Adventure competition. This year's winners come from Shanghai in China with a project that demonstrates the environmental effects of replacing disposable chopsticks with recyclable ones.
    2011-06-09
    • Corporate
    • Environment
    • Sustainability
  • The Volvo with four world-firsts turns 20

    After presenting its first front-wheel drive Volvo model – the 480 – in 1985, Volvo Cars continued its comprehensive product and production-technology transition with its next project, launched on June 11, 1991: the Volvo 850 GLT. The car with four world-firsts – one at the front, one at the rear and two in the middle.
    2011-06-09
    • Historical
    • Heritage
  • Volvo C30 Electric, start of production in Volvo Cars Gent (Ghent) plant

    Volvo Car Corporation starts production of the Volvo C30 Electric to leasing customers in Europe

    The Volvo C30 Electric has now left the product development stage. Initial deliveries to leasing customers, mainly companies, authorities and governmental bodies, will take place immediately after the summer.
    2011-06-08
    • C30
    • Environment
    • Manufacturing
  • Start in rainy weather - Volvo C30 at WTCC, Hungaroring

    Strong weekend for Volvo Polestar Racing on Hungaroring

    Volvo Polestar Racing and Robert Dahlgren gave their strongest performance yet in WTCC (World Touring Car Championship) at the fourth round on Hungaroring last weekend. Dahlgren was in the top of the field from the first test to the last race in front of an audience of 75,000 spectators.
    2011-06-07
    • Motorsport
  • Mobile Application

    Volvo Car Corporation introduces mobile application that brings the car into your smart phone

    From now on, there is no need to leave your Volvo behind when you park it. The latest connectivity news from Volvo Car Corporation is a mobile application that makes sure that the driver can stay in touch with the parked car via an iPhone or Android smart phone. This means that Volvo Cars introduces the most comprehensive and broadly available application in Europe when it comes to controlling and monitoring the car from anywhere at anytime.
    2011-06-07
    • Safety
    • Technology
  • Volvo Car Corporation, Flywheel KERS, flywheel  module, with explaining texts.

    Volvo Car Corporation tests flywheel technology - cuts fuel consumption with up to 20 percent

    A light, cheap and very eco-efficient solution that makes a four-cylinder engine feel like a six at the same time as fuel consumption drops with up to 20 percent. This autumn, Volvo Car Corporation will be one of the world's first car makers to test the potential of flywheel technology on public roads. The company has received a grant of 6.57 million Swedish kronor from the Swedish Energy Agency for developing next-generation technology for kinetic recovery of braking energy in a joint project together with Volvo Powertrain and SKF.
    2011-05-26
    • Environment
    • Sustainability
    • Technology
  • STCC race at Mantorp Park (May 22)

    Volvo Polestar Racing in double lead

    Volvo Polestar Racing tops the points tables for both drivers and teams in the Scandinavian Touring Car Championship after the third race at Mantorp Park this weekend. Tommy Rustad is new leader in the drivers' championship after a strong second place.
    2011-05-23
    • C30
    • Motorsport
  • V60 Plug-in Hybrid at Michelin Bibendum, Berlin, Germany May 2011

    Design award and top positions for Volvo Car Corporation at Michelin Challenge Bibendum

    All of Volvo Car Corporation's three cars the 11th Michelin Challenge Bibendum in Berlin achieved top results in the international sustainability event.
    2011-05-23
    • C30
    • Environment
    • V50
    • V60
  • Inductive battery charging, (with explaining text)

    Volvo Car Corporation participates in a project for the development of inductive charging for electric cars

    Volvo Car Corporation is participating in an inductive charging project. Together with Belgian technological and development specialists Flanders' Drive and others, Volvo Car Corporation is developing systems and methods that need neither power sockets nor charging cables. With inductive charging, energy is transferred wirelessly to the car's battery via a charging plate buried in the road surface.
    2011-05-19
    • C30
    • Environment
    • Sustainability
  • Volvo Model Year 2012 Highlights

    Volvo reports good operating profits for 2010 and Q1 2011 and we look forward to the future with a very positive outlook.
    2011-05-18
    • Fleet News
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