20th March 2019

Volvo Takes Nanny-State-Of-Mind to New Heights

Way back in the 1950s when Volvo gave away its patent for the car’s first three-point seat belt to other manufacturers, many motorists scoffed. These safety doubters would have...


11th March 2019

Weekly Brief: Geneva Snoozes on Connectivity At Its Peril

This year’s Geneva International Motor Show is heavy on cars but light on connectivity. By “light” I mean that you could walk from one side of the exhibition floor...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve


5th March 2019

Volvo Backs Ride-Sharing Service for Children

Volvo is investing in a ride-sharing start-up that takes children to and from school. The automaker has acquired a stake in Zūm, a Californian service offering school run and childcare...


27th February 2019

Polestar Targets Tesla Model 3 With New ‘Entry Level’ EV

Volvo’s all-electric premium sub-brand Polestar hopes to take on Tesla’s ‘entry-level’ Model 3 with its new Polestar 2. Yet the Swedish carmaker seems to have already hit the wall...


27th February 2019

Geely Plans Launch of First 5G/C-V2X Cars

Chinese carmaker Geely plans to launch its first 5G and C-V2X enabled mass market vehicles by 2021. It is working on the technology with Qualcomm and the Gosunch Group...


26th February 2019

Volvo Chooses HERE to Power Vehicle Location Services

Volvo has chosen navigation specialist HERE to handle its off-board vehicle location services. The Swedish manufacturer has signed a multi-year map data agreement with HERE for cloud based cloud...


22nd February 2019

Volvo Announces New Hybrid Powertrain Range

Volvo now produces a plug-in version of all its model range with the upgrade of its hybrid offerings. The Swedish carmaker has upgraded its existing Twin Engine plug-in hybrid...


7th February 2019

MaaS Set to Get Rolling in Stockholm

At the beginning of 2019, a commercial mobility-as-a-service (MaaS) operation will launch in the Swedish capital Stockholm offering households five mobility modes – public transport, car-sharing, rental cars, taxis...

By Siegfried Mortkowitz


6th February 2019

Aston Martin Lagonda EV SUV to Break Cover

Aston Martin is following Jaguar Land Rover’s lead in revealing an all-terrain fully electric SUV at next month’s Geneva Motor Show. Under its relaunched luxury brand Lagonda, the carmaker...


1st February 2019

Geely Nabs JLR Design Guru For UK EV Plans

Flying in the face of the UK’s Brexit woes, EV focused Chinese manufacturer Geely is beefing up its design studio in the country with the signing of a former...


20th December 2018

Volkswagen Acquires Volvo’s Telematics Subsidiary

Volkswagen is buying Volvo’s telematics subsidiary, WirelessCar, aiming to expand its push into the connected fleet market. The automaker hopes the deal will conclude within the first half of...


11th December 2018

EU Gears Up For Billion Dollar Climate Fine For VW

Most carmakers are still sailing a course into swingeing punitive fines by the European Union for missing their CO₂ emissions targets with Volkswagen topping the list. That’s the assessment...