The chipmaker picks up an important new client after losing Tesla.
23 demo units will enter two fleets in California in 2019.
Catalytic converter problem on trucks and buses.
'We can't get paid ... So for now we don't have any business' there
We've got a little convoy in N.C., and expect testing in other states
Volvo Cars and Volvo Trucks are separate companies, and have been for almost 20 years. The separation occurred in 1999, when Volvo Group sold its car manufacturing business to Ford, which in turn sold Volvo Cars to Geely in 2010. But despite being separate, the vehicle makers share a name, and now they will also share data between their products to prevent accidents.
Volvo Trucks plans to share battery technology across its brands to tame development and production costs for the crucial but expensive component, as the world's second-largest truck maker ramps up electric offerings, the company told Reuters on Monday.
Volvo has introduced its first all-electric commercial truck. The FL Electric is a 16-ton delivery truck, meant to handle urban distribution and waste management jobs silently and without belching exhaust fumes. As cities limit diesel vehicle usage, electric trucks will continue to have access everywhere they need to go.
Here's what's next as Geely looks to Volvo trucks, reportedly buys a stake in Daimler.
Geely's expertise in the Chinese market and skills in developing electric and autonomous vehicles should help the truckmaker to expand.
This video shows off Volvo Trucks' automatic emergency braking system. The system alerts the driver of a collision risk and brakes automatically if necessary. The system can cut a truck's speed from 49 - 0 mph in about 131 feet.
This custom-built semi is the fastest truck in the world. The Volvo truck, dubbed the Iron Knight, produces 2,400HP and 4,425 pound feet of torque and has 0-62MPH time of 4.6 seconds.
This massive semi would embarrass some sports cars.
Oh yeah, it also has roughly 4,425 pound-feet of torque.
Volvo Trucks says its FH16 tractor can pull 826 tons, so to put it to the test, it brought in strongman Magnus Samuelsson. Watch the results here.
Volvo Trucks proves the toughness of its FMX commercial truck by handing over remote control to a 4-year-old.
NHTSA has sent letters to seven automakers, including VW and Tesla, asking which of their models contain Takata airbag inflators with ammonium nitrate propellant. The agency is considering a further expansion of the recall.