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Beam Global, Volvo CE partner on off-grid EV charging systems

Beam Global is partnering with Volvo Construction Equipment to allow Volvo CE’s 245 North American dealer locations to bundle Beam EV ARC off-grid charging systems with a purchase of Volvo electric equipment. The companies say this joint offering enables construction sites to rapidly deploy EV charging without the requirement for electrical work, utility grid connections

The quest for unlimited EV range

How much range do we need? Is 500 miles on a charge enough? Or, do we just want to stop plugging in altogether?

Three EV partnerships we’re excited for

These EV collaborations are helping to advance the next phase automotive technology.

Volvo Cars bringing Epic Games’ Unreal Engine into upcoming EV cabins

Volvo Cars says it is bringing photorealistic visualization technology into its next generation of electric cars through a new collaboration with Epic Games. The companies are teaming up to bring Epic’s Unreal Engine game engine into upcoming Volvo cars, providing high-quality graphics inside the cabin, the company says. Volvo Cars will initially focus on the

Volvo Cars raises $536M for electrification through new green bond

Volvo Cars placed its second green bond to raise $536M from a diverse set of global investors. The bond was oversubscribed three times, the company says. All proceeds are earmarked for funding and accelerating the company’s transformation towards becoming a fully electric carmaker by 2030 and becoming climate neutral and circular by 2040, Volvo adds.

Volvo Cars consolidates charging, paying into Volvo app

Volvo Cars will integrate and consolidate a variety of charging functions and payments into its Volvo Cars app, with the ambition of making it an easy-to-use, one-stop-shop for electric Volvo drivers, the company says. With the Volvo Cars app, pure electric Volvo drivers can find thousands of public charging stations from a range of charging

Volvo Cars’ electrified models account for 38.4% of April sales

Volvo Cars reported sales of 47,150 cars in April, down 24.8% compared with the same month last year. In April, Volvo Cars’ electrified Recharge models grew 18.7% compared with the same month in 2021, accounting for 38.4% of total sales, the company says. The share of fully electric cars stood at 10%. For the January-April period,

Volvo Cars invests in battery technology company StoreDot

Volvo Cars has made an investment in StoreDot, an Israeli company developing extreme-fast charging battery technology for electric cars, through the Volvo Cars Tech Fund, its venture capital arm. StoreDot is working on a technology that, according to the company, should result in batteries that can charge to 160km of pure electric range in just

All-electric EVs make up 9% of total Volvo Cars sales in March

In March, sales of Volvo Cars’ Recharge models made up 35.5% of all Volvo cars sold globally during the month. Sales of fully electric cars made up 9% of total sales. In the first quarter, Recharge sales made up 33.6% of total sales, while fully electric cars made up 7.9%. U.S. sales reached 9,428 cars

Volvo, Momentum Dynamics partner on wireless charging

Momentum Dynamics has been selected by Volvo Cars as its exclusive wireless charging partner as part of a “live city environment” three-year pilot program of EV wireless charging. While Momentum says its technology has been in full commercial use for more than four years on various types of electric vehicles, this program, which is part

Recharge EV makes up 33% of Volvo Cars sold in February

Sales of Volvo Cars’ Recharge models made up for 33% of all Volvo cars sold globally during the month, the company reports. Sales of fully electric cars increased by 229.5% compared with the same month last year and made up 7.9% of total sales. Volvo Cars reports sales of 42,067 cars in February (EVs and

Volvo Cars, Northvolt partner on battery plant in Sweden

Volvo Cars and Northvolt are opening a new, 3,000-job battery manufacturing plant in Gothenburg, Sweden, which will commence operations in 2025. Volvo Cars says the new plant and close ties with Northvolt will significantly strengthen its electrification strategy as the company aims to produce and sell only fully electric cars by 2030. Construction of the