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Automakers Tell Trump Not to Weaken Tailpipe Emissions Standards

Automakers Tell Trump Not to Weaken Tailpipe Emissions Standards

The U.S. auto industry – which had asked President Trump to relax pollution standards shortly after his inauguration – is now warning that his efforts to reduce tailpipe emissions are going to create instability for the automakers themselves.
In a letter released on Thursday and signed by 17 companies including General …

Volvo to Limit New Vehicle Speeds to 112 mph Starting Next Year

Volvo to Limit New Vehicle Speeds to 112 mph Starting Next Year

Volvo announced that, starting in 2020, the top speed of every new Volvo will be 112 mph (180 km/h).
The move is part of the automaker’s Vision 2020 program, which focuses on zero fatalities.
Volvo feels that, even with every currently available safety feature, technology alone won’t protect against injury in cases …

Review and Test Drive: 2019 Volvo XC40 T5 AWD Momentum

Review and Test Drive:  2019 Volvo XC40 T5 AWD Momentum

The Volvo XC40 was first unveiled in September 2017 and was fast tracked into production by November 2017. Most notably, the XC40 is the first in the Swedish automaker’s 40 Series of vehicles and is the first to be built on the new CMA modular small car platform.
Unusual for a …

Review and Test Drive: 2018 Volvo XC60 T8 E-AWD and T6 R-Design

Review and Test Drive:  2018 Volvo XC60 T8 E-AWD and T6 R-Design

Those not in the know might assume that the typical Volvo wagon driver is a retired college professor, or perhaps a dentist somewhere in New England. Starting with the introduction of the storied automaker’s Scalable Product Architecture and the S90 sedan, Volvo is the epitome of Scandinavian cool, that image …

Achtung! You Will Soon Subscribe to Your Car

Achtung! You Will Soon Subscribe to Your Car

Until recently, owning a car meant just that: either purchasing a car outright or leasing a new vehicle. For those who didn’t want to own a car, a few carsharing options such as Zipcar were available in some areas. Now a new option is emerging, namely cars by subscription.
BMW is …

Volvo XC60 Judged Safest Car You Can Buy

Volvo XC60 Judged Safest Car You Can Buy

The Volvo XC60 may very well be one of the safest cars money can buy, according to tests conducted by the European New Car Assessment Program, or Euro NCAP.
Testers found the XC60 to be the car with the best overall performance in the 2017 Euro NCAP 2017 Best in Class …

Auto Industry Debuts Multiple New Vehicles with Apple CarPlay at LA Show

Auto Industry Debuts Multiple New Vehicles with Apple CarPlay at LA Show

The Los Angeles Auto Show returned to the Convention Center and many automakers took advantage of the post-Thanksgiving event to introduce multiple new vehicles that will be available with Apple CarPlay, Apple’s in-vehicle touch-based display interface that functions as an extension of a driver’s iPhone.
Virtually every car manufacturer offers vehicles …

Volvo to Produce Fleet of 24,000 Self-Driving Taxis for Uber

Volvo to Produce Fleet of 24,000 Self-Driving Taxis for Uber

Volvo announced that Uber Technologies will purchase 24,000 self-driving cars with delivery dates set to begin in 2019.
The deal, announced without any specific financial terms, is estimated to be worth $1 billion.
The Swedish automaker, owned by China’s Zhejiang Geely Holding Group, will supply a vehicle based on the current Volvo …

The Future of Electric (Vehicles) Is Bright

The Future of Electric (Vehicles) Is Bright

If you want a view into the future of electric vehicles, you need not look much farther than Scandinavia, specifically Norway and Sweden.
Drivers in Norway are adopting electric vehicles faster than anywhere else, where high taxes on conventionally-powered vehicles (i.e. diesels and gassers) alongside generous subsidies available to those purchasing …

Volvo to Move to All-Electric Lineup, Phase Out Conventional Powertrains

Volvo to Move to All-Electric Lineup, Phase Out Conventional Powertrains

Volvo announced plans to offer an electric power train on all of its models by 2019 and will phase out conventionally-powered vehicles.
“This announcement marks the end of the solely combustion-engine-powered car,” said the company’s CEO, Håkan Samuelsson. “People increasingly demand electrified cars and we want to respond to our customers’ …

Review and Test Drive: 2017 Volvo S60

Review and Test Drive:  2017 Volvo S60

Having most recently driven a Volvo in the heat of a desert, it was refreshing to drive the 2017 Volvo S60 in a climate that it was certainly more familiar with, namely winter in New York. While the S60 is one of Volvo’s oldest models, it has aged well and …

Report from the 87th Geneva International Motor Show

Report from the 87th Geneva International Motor Show

The Geneva International Motor Show (Salon International de l’Auto) kicks off the automobile year 2017 in Europe as the first important international auto event for car manufacturers. The show opened to the media at the beginning of the week although the big news – the sale of General Motors’ Opel …