24th August 2020

Volvo Extends Electrified XC40 Options

Volvo has announced a second plug-in gasoline-electric hybrid powertrain for its XC40 compact SUV, boosting the full suite of electrified powertrain options. The introduction of the XC40 Recharge Plug-in...


10th August 2020

Hyundai Latest to Join BEV Sub-Branding

Hyundai is joining the ranks of automaker’s hiving off their all-electric products into a sub-brand. Following in the wheel tracks of Volvo’s Polestar and Aston Martin’s Lagonda, the Korean...


29th June 2020

Weekly Brief: Amazon Ready to Disrupt the Driverless Industry

Amazon’s purchase of self-driving car specialist Zoox for $1.2Bn last week will ripple across the autonomous car industry. Zoox is a six-year-old start-up based out of Silicon Valley. It...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve


26th June 2020

Volvo Joins Waymo in Robo-Taxi Mission

Volvo has decided to partner with driverless mobility specialist Waymo in a bid to advance its own autonomous ambitions. The Swedish automaker, including its affiliates Polestar and Lynk &...


18th June 2020

ADAS Revenues Pave the Way to a Driverless Future

While the near-term prospects for Level 4 and above driverless technology seem to be receding, automakers are cashing in on the revenue streams offered by current ADAS technology. That’s...


18th May 2020

Weekly Brief: Delusional Musk Won’t Stop the Virus-Savvy Innovators

After a month of stalled assembly lines and shuttered factories, the North American automotive industry is coming back to life. Carmakers began to reopen their factories last week as...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve


11th May 2020

Weekly Brief: Smart City Joins the Ranks of the ‘Rationalized’

Google parent company Alphabet cancelled its ambitious smart city project in Toronto, Ontario, last week. It cited the “unprecedented economic uncertainty” of the Coronavirus pandemic as the root cause....

Commentary By Andrew Tolve


7th May 2020

Volvo to Roll-Out Roof Integrated LiDAR

Volvo plans to make its LiDAR sensor array a standard fixture on many future models by integrating it into its models’ roofline. The Swedish automaker is partnering with sensor...


21st April 2020

Volvo and Daimler Join Trucking Fuel Cell Push

Trucking giants Volvo and Daimler are joining forces to accelerate the uptake of hydrogen fuel cell heavy duty vehicles for the European market. Inspired by Europe’s Green Deal initiative...


17th April 2020

Kamaz’s Push-me-Pull-you AV Truck Starts Testing

Russian truck maker Kamaz claims to have begun physical testing of an autonomous cabless concept truck. The BEV dubbed Chelnok, meaning shuttle, targets short-range transportation of goods in closed...

By Roma Nazarov


3rd April 2020

Volvo to Focus on AV Software Development

Volvo has decided to move its autonomous technology focus towards developing the software required to make it a reality. Its strategy was revealed with the splitting of its 50;50...


24th March 2020

Polestar Starts BEV Production Expecting Europe Bounce Back

Polestar is anticipating a swift recovery in demand for its BEV products post-virus with the start of vehicle production to serve global markets. Production of the all-electric Polestar 2...