25th March 2022

Automakers Shouldering AV Collision Liability not Consumer Free Pass

Carmakers taking responsibility for driverless technology that goes wrong should not be a carte blanche for the consumer’s personal responsibility. That’s the view of automotive safety specialist, Thatcham Research,...


23rd February 2022

Polestar Rounds Up Suppliers in Carbon Neutral Bid

Polestar is bringing together its key suppliers in a bid to achieve the climate neutral car it is aiming to build. The premium BEV sub-brand of Volvo has announced...


4th February 2022

Volvo Scales Up Localized Battery Production with new Gigafactory

Volvo has committed to building a battery gigafactory in Gothenburg as part of its SEK 30Bn ($3.1Bn) investment to secure locally sourced batteries for future BEVs. It has teamed...


26th January 2022

Carmakers Held Liable for Driverless Car Failings, say Lawyers

British lawyers are calling for automakers to shoulder unlimited legal responsibility for a driverless vehicle’s actions on the roads. The move would redefine the driver as a ‘user-in-charge’ and...


24th January 2022

Weekly Brief: US Insurers Pop the Bubble of ADAS Safety Claims

Advanced driver assistance systems got a rude wake-up call last week from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. IIHS is an independent, not-for-profit organization that provides safety ratings for...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve


29th December 2021

Waymo turns to China’s Geely for Latest Robo-Taxi Fleet

Waymo is turning to Chinese auto giant Geely to provide the latest models in its fleet of robo-taxis for the US market. In a clear rebuffal of the old...


13th December 2021

Weekly Brief: Mercedes-Benz Breaks Through Crucial Hands-Free AV Barrier

Autonomous driving isn’t autonomous driving if you have to keep your hands on the wheel and your eyes on the road. It’s more like babysitting. Yet, almost every so-called...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve


10th December 2021

Volvo Announces JV for new Battery R&D Center

Volvo has joined forces with its domestic energy provider to create a research and development center in Gothenburg, Sweden. Its joint venture with Northvolt is part of a SEK...


23rd November 2021

Consumer BEV Running Costs Rating Misses Price Tags

A consumer BEV rating standard has been created in the UK claiming to give accurate comparisons between the increasing number of non-ICE powered vehicles in the market. However, the...


9th September 2021

Volvo PHEV Upgrade Challenges BEV City Ratings

Volvo has improved battery packs in its plug-in hybrid powertrain vehicles to the point several European cities could rate them as full BEVs. That’s because the cars now claim...


30th April 2021

Volvo and Daimler Lose Faith in BEV for Long-Haul Trucks

Volvo continues its refocusing on hydrogen fuel cell technology announcing a joint venture with Daimler Trucks to develop long-haul heavy-duty cargo vehicles. In creating the new entity called cellcentric,...


3rd March 2021

Volvo’s First BEV and Online Only Retailed Car

Volvo’s first BEV, outside of its sibling Polestar brand, has been revealed as a coupe-like crossover promising the same driver ride height as its XC40. The car, to be...