Volvo Cars is just not betting big on hybrid and electric cars globally but has also given some real good thoughts on bringing in hybrid and electric vehicles in India soon. Volvo Cars India confirmed that it will start local assembly of its plug-in hybrid Volvo XC90 Excellence from its Bengaluru plant in order to stay ahead of its target to sell 1 million hybrid/electric cars by 2025 worldwide.
Volvo Cars has announced that, from 2025 onwards, at least 25% of the plastics used in every newly launched Volvo car will be made from recycled material. The company has also urged auto industry suppliers to work closely with car-makers to develop next-gen components that are as sustainable as possible, especially with regards to containing more recycled plastics.
Mumbai: India’s fourth-largest commercial vehicle maker, Volvo Eicher Commercial Vehicles (VECV) Ltd, a joint venture between Eicher Motors Ltd and Volvo AB, plans to widen its range of medium-duty trucks that run on compressed natural gas (CNG), according to a senior executive.
During the quarter ending September, VECV will launch a CNG truck with a gross vehicle weight (GVW) up to 14 tonnes, said Shyam Maller, executive vice president, light and medium-duty trucks and buses.
Calcutta: Sweden's Volvo Car India will stop the production of its diesel powertrains in the next six years as it aggressively pursues its electric mobility vision. Globally, Volvo will start producing only petrol and electric models of its cars from 2019.
"In the next six years, we will completely shift away from diesel in line with our global policy," said Charles Frump, managing director, Volvo Car India, while inaugurating a showroom in Calcutta on Friday.
Volvo Car India has announced it will launch the new XC40 on July 4. The entry-luxury SUV, which will compete with BMW X1, Mercedes-Benz GLA and Audi Q3, gets the 2.0-litre, four-cylinder diesel engine that produces 190bhp of power and 400Nm of torque.
Volvo Cars has announced it is working with Google to embed the voice-controlled Assistant, Play Store, Maps and other Google services into its next-generation Sensus infotainment system, based on Google’s Android operating system.
“Volvo Cars’ intended partnership with Google will further enhance the way Volvo customers engage with and interact with their cars.
Volvo Cars, the Swedish luxury car-maker, has announced it will remove single-use plastics from all its offices, canteens and events across the globe by the end of 2019. The decision, the company said, reflects its active support of the UN Environment Clean Seas campaign, and underlines its ambition to minimise its global environmental footprint.
STOCKHOLM: Within a year of setting up its plant, Volvo Car India plans to accelerate its manufacturing footprint in the country. The company expects majority of its product portfolio to be locally manufactured in the coming two years as it aims to compete more strongly with German rivals — Mercedes, BMW and Audi.
Volvo Cars has revealed its S90 Ambience Concept which comes with an industry-first sensory experience that synchronises visuals, sound and scent. The S90 Ambience Concept, making its public debut at the Beijing Auto Show in China, is based on Volvo’s top-of-the-line S90 Excellence three-seater executive saloon and focuses on chauffeured passengers in the rear seat.
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