Polestar announced today that production of the Polestar 2 is underway in Luqiao, China. Polestar is the new electric performance car brand jointly owned by Volvo Car Group and Chinese automaker Zhejiang Geely Holding (Geely). The company is operated by Sweden-based Volvo Cars as a standalone performance EV brand.
Eric Walz2020-03-24 15:00 PT
Volvo Car AB and Chinese automaker Geely Automobile Holdings Limited said they are considering combining their businesses to create a single global group, which would boost each company's financial position and facilitate technology sharing between the two companies.
Eric Walz2020-02-11 13:30 PT
The German luxury automaker announced it is entering into a joint venture with Zhejiang Geely Holding Group (Geely Holding) named “smart Automobile Co., Ltd.” which will formally establish smart brand as a global joint venture to develop premium electric vehicles for the Chinese market.
Eric Walz2020-01-13 10:50 PT
Mercedes Benz parent Daimler’s Chinese joint venture partner Beijing Automobile Group Co Ltd (BAIC) is looking to increase stake in the Stuttgart-based automaker in a bid to become a bigger shareholder than its rival Zhejiang Geely Holding Group (Geely). According to a report from Reuters, BAIC plans to double its stake in Daimler to around 10% and also secure a board seat with the German luxury automaker.
Eric Walz2019-12-16 10:50 PT
Luxury performance brand Polestar announced that its second vehicle, the Polestar 2, is entering the final prototype phase before final production and delivery to customers in 2020.
Eric Walz2019-12-02 08:00 PT
Swedish automaker Volvo unveiled its first ever electric SUV today, becoming the latest automaker to unveil a fully-electric model. The vehicle is called the XC40 Recharge and is the first model in Volvo’s new electric "Recharge" model lineup that will compete with luxury electric models from Tesla, Volkswagen and others.
Eric Walz2019-10-16 11:00 PT
Volvo and Geely announced plans to combine their engine operations into one company, as the automaker looks to shift toward a lineup with only electrified vehicles.
Vineeth Joel Patel2019-10-14 07:00 PT
German aircraft manufacturer Volocopter announced that it signed the first closing of its 50 million euro ($55.2M) Series C funding round led by Chinese automaker Zhejiang Geely Holding Group (Geely Holding). Geely is the parent company of Swedish automaker Volvo. With the latest funding round, Geely Holding becomes a minority investor in Volocopter, along with existing investor Daimler AG.
Eric Walz2019-09-09 11:45 PT
China’s Beijing Automotive Group Co Ltd (BAIC) has bought a 5% stake and voting rights in German automaker Daimler, as the company looks to fend off competition from rival automaker Geely.
FutureCar Staff 2019-07-23 11:05 PT
China’s internet search giant Baidu is partnering with Zhejiang Geely Holding Group and Japan’s Toyota Motor Corp on areas related to artificial intelligence (AI) for self-driving cars.
FutureCar Staff 2019-07-08 18:49 PT
Electric performance car brand Polestar announced that its Polestar 1 electric car, its first ever model, is entering its final prototype state before heading to production.
FutureCar Staff 2019-06-05 12:31 PT
Swedish automaker Volvo Cars has started producing its XC40 compact crossover SUV in China to bump up capacity to meet higher than expected demand. The popular Volvo XC40 was named the 2018 European Car of the Year.
FutureCar Staff 2019-04-12 12:41 PT
Now that China has relaxed the 50 percent cap on foreign ownership, Daimler AG is looking to increase its increase its 49 percent stake in Beijing Benz Automotive, its JV with state-owned BAIC Group.
FutureCar Staff 2019-03-22 18:56 PT
Chinese electric automaker Kandi Technologies Group Inc. (Nasdaq: KNDI) announced that the company's fully-electric K22 and EX3 models will be eligible for the U.S. federal EV tax credit of up to $7,500 beginning next year. Kandi builds its electric vehicles in a joint venture with China’s Geely, the parent company of Swedish automaker Volvo.
FutureCar Staff 2019-03-12 11:06 PT
Polestar revealed the first ever look of the Polestar 2 electric car on Wednesday, ahead of the Geneva Motor Show. The EV is one of the most anticipated vehicle debuts this year.
Eric Walz2019-02-27 15:47 PT
Chinese automaker Kandi Technologies is bringing two electric model to the U.S. Kandi announced it has received approval from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to import two models to the United States—the Kandi Model EX3 compact SUV and compact Model K22. Both vehicles are fully-electric.
FutureCar Staff 2019-02-20 17:29 PT
Polestar, the luxury electric brand of China’s Geely and parent company of Volvo, has launched an interactive website allowing users to preview its new Android-based infotainment system in the upcoming Polestar 2 electric vehicle.
Eric Walz2019-01-23 12:39 PT
As the auto industry moves toward electrification, big corporations not normally associated with investments in the auto industry have been pouring money into electric vehicle startups working on electric vehicles, batteries and EV charging infrastructure.
Eric Walz2019-01-11 18:12 PT
Polestar, the new electric luxury brand of China's Geely, which is the parent company of the Volvo Car Group, revealed the first glimpse of its new electric car, the Polestar 2. The Polestar 2 is set to become serious competitor to Tesla’s Model 3 sedan. Volvo only released a teaser photo and a full reveal is expected in the coming weeks.
FutureCar Staff 2019-01-04 15:56 PT
Swedish automaker Volvo announced today it is investing in FreeWire Technologies, a San Francisco-based EV charging startup.
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