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For exclusivity, forget supercars: think Volvo

For exclusivity, forget supercars: think Volvo

Rarity is enticing, but hit the road in some parts of the US in your brand new supercar and it's unexpectedly easy to feel like you're just part of the crowd. In LA or New York it's not strange to find an exotic on every corner, and if you thought your six-figure special was going to impress the car cognoscenti you'll be sorely disappointed. For true exclusivity you need something nobody else is really buying, and for that you may need to look to Sweden.

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Volvo taps NVIDIA Orin for its self-driving cars: The juicy details

Volvo taps NVIDIA Orin for its self-driving cars: The juicy details

Volvo plans to bake NVIDIA's DRIVE chipsets for autonomous and smart cars into its next-generation platform, with the first fruit of that partnership to be revealed in 2022. The next-generation Volvo XC90 luxury SUV will use NVIDIA DRIVE Orin for its self-driving system, the chip-maker confirmed today at its GTC 2021 conference.

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2021 Volvo XC90 T8 Recharge Review – Luxury first, hybrid second

2021 Volvo XC90 T8 Recharge Review – Luxury first, hybrid second

It's not unreasonable to suggest that Volvo owes a fair amount of its current prestige to the XC90. In 2021 XC90 T8 Recharge form, the plug-in hybrid three-row SUV is the de-facto flagship of the Swedish automaker's range in North America, combining Scandinavian minimalism with a jolt of electric power.

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Volvo marshals hype and humility on the electric car precipice

Volvo marshals hype and humility on the electric car precipice

Volvo has big plans to go electric but, as Kermit the Frog so memorably sang, "it's not easy being green." The new C40 Recharge is an early step in the Swedish automaker's aggressive roadmap to ditch internal combustion entirely by 2030, but its handsome four-door coupe styling wraps around some of the big underlying challenges that Volvo hopes time, patience, and a little marketing magic will hopefully address.

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2022 Volvo C40 Recharge electric crossover coupe aims to upend car sales

2022 Volvo C40 Recharge electric crossover coupe aims to upend car sales

Volvo has revealed the second all-electric model in its Recharge line-up, with the 2022 Volvo C40 bringing a sleek, crossover-coupe style option to the BEV segment. A return to Volvo's C-series - after the demise of the three-door C30 in 2013 - it'll be sold online-only, as the automaker shifts to fully-electric sales by 2030.

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Volvo commits to being fully electric by 2030 and online-only sales

Volvo commits to being fully electric by 2030 and online-only sales

The pressure is ramping on automakers worldwide to become fully electric with their fleets to eliminate the need for fossil fuels in the US and abroad. Volvo Cars has announced that it is committed to being a leader in the premium electric car market and intends to become a fully electric car company by 2030. By 2030, the automaker will only sell fully electric cars and phase out any vehicle in its global portfolio that uses an internal combustion engine, including hybrids.

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Volvo scores an autonomous car soundtrack to settle your stomach

Volvo scores an autonomous car soundtrack to settle your stomach

The whirr of electric motors is increasingly familiar as we shift away from internal combustion, but autonomous vehicles may need a soundtrack of their own, a new project by Volvo and partners concludes. Focusing on how passengers in self-driving cars will build trust in autonomous systems, as well as ways to use sound to avoid motion sickness, the two year project has come up with a recipe for a "sonic soul" that could make future transportation feel less alien.

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EV drivers are getting better Google Maps route planning – with a catch

EV drivers are getting better Google Maps route planning – with a catch

Google is adding new features for electric vehicle drivers to Google Maps, improving its algorithms for EV route planning, though just who'll be able to make the most of them will depend on what's parked in your garage. The goal, Google says, is to improve how trip planning for journeys that involve two or more recharging pitstops is handled, to reduce stress and trim driving time.

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2021 Volvo XC60 T8 Polestar Review – A hotter plug-in hybrid

2021 Volvo XC60 T8 Polestar Review – A hotter plug-in hybrid

Polestar may be occupied making all-electric cars right now, but that doesn't mean it's too busy to give co-owner Volvo a hand with some performance upgrades for the Swedish automaker's most popular models. The 2021 Volvo XC60 T8 Polestar Engineered is fine example, a plug-in hybrid promising not only green credentials but a bump in power under the hood and in pleasure from behind the wheel.

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Volvo Penta just automated the skills preventing boat owners’ most expensive screw-ups

Volvo Penta just automated the skills preventing boat owners’ most expensive screw-ups

Forget driver assistance tech on the road: Volvo Penta is taking it to the water, with a new Assisted Docking system for your boat. Unveiled at CES 2021, the technology promises to give novice boaters the skills of seasoned salty sea-dogs by aiding - though not replacing - them at the controls.

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Volvo teases second Recharge EV design strategy

Volvo teases second Recharge EV design strategy

Volvo is readying its second new electric vehicle for its big unveil in early 2021, though don't expect it to necessarily be cheaper than the XC40 Recharge. The automaker plans to use its new "Recharge" branding for a whole family of EVs, much in the way that it standardized on a smaller portfolio of gas engines back in 2014.

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2021 Volvo XC40 Recharge P8 First Drive – Crossover EV has Swedish star potential

2021 Volvo XC40 Recharge P8 First Drive – Crossover EV has Swedish star potential

It's unfair to say that Volvo took the easy route in developing the 2021 XC40 Recharge, the all-electric version of its popular subcompact SUV. Sure, it may be built atop the same Compact Modular Architecture (CMA) platform of its gasoline brethren - and, indeed, the same architecture resting underneath its Polestar 2 cousin - but the XC40 Recharge's biggest triumph is how it seamlessly blends with urban traffic without eliciting curious "is that electric?" stares from passersby and other drivers.

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