Volvo Cars will partner with Swedish battery maker Northvolt to develop and produce more sustainable batteries to power both Volvo and Polestar electric vehicles (EVs).
As a critical step in the rollout of its fleet-wide electrification plan, Volvo Cars (Volvo) has announced a 50/50 joint venture with Swedish battery company, Northvolt. The partnership's focus is the development and production of more sustainable batteries to power both Volvo and Polestar e…
Electric vehicle news can move quickly, and this was one of those weeks during which numerous automakers made announcements. Here are four that deserve a mention.
As Lincoln approaches its 100th anniversary, it is on the cusp of reinventing its brand through electrification, technology, and ownership experiences. (Lincoln Motor Company)
Almost one hundred years ago, Lincoln began manufacturing cars, making it one of the historic car brands in America. As Lincoln Motor Company celebrates its centennial, it’s looking toward the future and has announced that its entire vehicle lineup will be fully electrified by 2030.
Volvo Cars has announced that it will build the upcoming Polestar 3 electric SUV for its affiliate brand at its South Carolina, USA factory. (Polestar)
Volvo Cars' only production facility in the United States is adding another electrified vehicle to its portfolio. Volvo has announced that it will build the upcoming all-electric Polestar 3 SUV for its affiliate brand at its South Carolina factory.
(NAPSI)—If you’re like a lot of homeowners, your domicile is in danger from an insidious, invisible growth—mold—and you don’t even know it. That’s because for many people, mold conjures up images of smelly, green and black growth that can cause serious respiratory issues. It is often found i…
The redesigned 2022 Lexus NX 450h+ is a new plug-in hybrid electric SUV providing an estimated 36 miles of electric driving. (Lexus)
With the debut of the 2022 NX, Lexus is dropping its touchpad-controlled infotainment system in favor of a wide touchscreen display with natural voice recognition. (Lexus)
With the redesigned 2022 Lexus NX, Toyota’s luxury brand adds a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) powertrain, drops the touchpad infotainment system interface, and expands upon the company’s collection of advanced driving assistance systems ADAS.
In a series of startling statistics delivered during a press conference at Tesla headquarters in Fremont, California, company CEO Elon Musk announced that the updates to the electric vehicle manufacturer’s flagship Model S Plaid sedan would make it the quickest production car on the market.
In the past, if you had an expensive piece of art, and wanted to use its value to buy an expensive car, you had to sell the artwork then take the money and to the dealership to buy the car.
A new Department of Energy report calls for greater domestic electric vehicle battery production to create a stronger and more resilient supply chain for U.S.-made electric vehicles. Shown here, workers inspect a vehicle in Volvo's South Carolina factory, which will build the next-generation…
The United States stands ready to take significant steps toward a future filled with electric vehicles (EVs). While EVs won't flood American streets tomorrow, a new report published by the Department of Energy provides some details about how the U.S. can "achieve net-zero emissions, economy-…
In the premium compact crossover category, the BMW X3 is a long-standing favorite. So when the German automaker introduced the X3’s plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) variant for the 2020 model year, it made a lot of sense, especially for buyers in the segment looking for fuel savings an…
The 2022 Volvo C40 Recharge is the first of the company's vehicles that will not offer leather upholstery. The automaker strove to develop an interior using sustainable materials. (Volvo Car USA)
The C40 Recharge may not be Volvo Cars' first fully electric vehicle (EV) but is the automaker's first vehicle designed as an EV from the ground up. According to a new set of interviews with the car's designers, the C40 Recharge's design was inspired by its Scandinavian roots.
Despite an emphasis on and a shift toward electrified vehicles, Volvo is enjoying record sales in the U.S. The company is about to launch its new electric vehicle, the C40 Recharge, shown here. (Volvo Car USA)
Sales of Volvo vehicles were up worldwide, led by people in the United States and Europe coming back into showrooms after the pandemic took a big bite out of demand a year ago.
(NAPSI)—Global warming that caused glacial melting is likely the cause of a shift in the movement of the Earth’s poles in the 1990s, according to a new study in Geophysical Research Letters, AGU’s journal for high-impact, short-format reports with immediate implications spanning all Earth an…
(NAPSI)—After over a year of staying close to home, lots of people are ready for summer fun. However, warm days can mean much higher energy bills—but you can do something about that. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s ENERGY STAR program has a few tips to help you prep your home so y…
The Toyota bZ4X Concept previews a new electric crossover SUV coming soon from Toyota. It will share its underlying engineering with the Subaru Solterra. (Toyota Motor Sales, USA)
Toyota has never sold a fully battery electric vehicle (BEV) in the U.S., but that will change in 2022 when the production version of the Toyota bZ4X concept arrives. The concept made its U.S. debut at a media event at the company’s North American headquarters in Plano, Texas this week.
The U.S. Department of Energy has created an online calculator that determines how much greenhouse gases your electric vehicle or plug-in hybrid vehicle emits when taking into consideration local electricity production methods. (Volvo Car USA)
You may think that by driving an electric vehicle (EV) or plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV), you’re doing everything you can to help solve climate change by minimizing or eliminating tailpipe emissions. But when you recharge your EV or PHEV, there’s a good chance that you are triggering…
(BPT) - More people than ever are seeking to direct their purchasing dollars toward purpose-driven brands with eco-friendly products. The problem is the term "green" is so common in marketing efforts, it's become hollow to consumers. People understandably want proof an organization is making…
The 2022 BMW i4 is the first of the company's electric vehicles with a chance at achieving volume sales success with people who might otherwise get a Tesla. (BMW USA)
Powered by BMW's latest fifth-generation eDrive technology and sized similarly to the ever-popular 3 Series sedan, the new BMW i4 has the Tesla Model 3 and Model Y in its sights, in addition to a growing list of sportback-style all electric vehicles. It will go on sale in the first quarter of 2022.
Like Tesla before it, Polestar has launched a new mobile service program for its luxury electric vehicles. There’s no clever name for the do-it-anywhere repair service, but the idea is to make it easy for Polestar owners to get their cars taken care of without needing to visit a dealership.
Ford outlined its plans for electrification, connected services, and more at its recent Capital Markets Day event in May, 2021. (Ford Motor Company)
Ford sees profit and growth in the electric vehicle segment. Following up on the release of the all-electric F-150 Lightning (and the commercial version, the F-150 Lightning Pro), Ford has fleshed out its plan to make more EVs, and to make more money from those electric cars and trucks.
A Volvo XC90 SUV rolls down the assembly line at the automaker's Torslanda, Sweden, factory. It is Volvo's first climate-neutral vehicle manufacturing facility. (Volvo Car USA)
Volvo has announced that its Torslanda manufacturing plant is fully climate neutral. Located just outside of Gothenburg, Sweden, and inaugurated in 1964, Volvo’s oldest and most prolific car factory churns out 300,000 vehicles per year. Volvo previously achieved climate neutrality at its Skö…
A chainsaw can help protect your home and family from falling tree limbs before a storm and clean them up after one.
(NAPSI)—Weather today is challenging and the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI) reminds home and business owners that it’s important to make sure you have the right outdoor power equipment on hand and to keep equipment in good working order year-round.A chainsaw or pole pruner can trim…
Audi plans to reuse old lithium-ion batteries to power what it calls charging hubs for electric vehicles. A pilot program is planned for Germany in 2021. (Audi AG)