Volvo to open a new facility in Sweden for next-gen EVs

Volvo to open a new facility in Sweden for next-gen EVs

ABU DHABI: Volvo Cars is setting new goals for 2030 and 2040 and expanding its sustainability strategy. As an initiative to redefine the electric vehicle landscape, the automaker has announced that it will open up a new facility dedicated to manufacturing its next-gen premium electric vehicles. 

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  • What is the name of the new facility that Volvo is establishing in Sweden?

    Volvo Cars is establishing a new facility in Gothenburg, Sweden and it will be called Mobility Innovation Destination Torslanda.
  • Why is Volvo planning to establish a new facility in Sweden?

    This facility will be used as a testing ground for emerging technologies, such as vehicle-to-grid bi-directional charging, wireless car charging, and self-driving capabilities.
  • Volvo Cars is establishing a new facility in Gothenburg, Sweden and it will be called Mobility Innovation Destination Torslanda. This facility will be used as a testing ground for emerging technologies, such as vehicle-to-grid bi-directional charging, wireless car charging, and self-driving capabilities. The facility will have a city-like environment and will help Volvo accelerate the deployment and development of innovative solutions that can play a vital role in shaping the future of mobility.

    Volvo to open a new facility in Sweden for next-gen EVs

    Volvo Cars also aims to create an ideal ecosystem for the development and deployment of future mobility solutions, like infrastructure, cars, and technology through the expansion of its Torslanda campus. 

    CEO Jim Rowan explained that the carmaker aims to attract global talent, foster collaboration, and pioneer technology with cutting-edge businesses. While Volvo has not disclosed any details about the specific electric car models that are slated for production at the Mobility Innovation Destination Torslanda, the focus remains on innovation and the use of cutting-edge technologies within the automotive industry.

    In the UAE, Volvo offers both fully electric and plug-in hybrid models, mirroring its electrification strides seen globally. Popular models in this lineup include the EX30, XC40 Recharge,  XC90 Recharge and XC60 Recharge plug-in hybrid. 

    Also read: Volvo strengthens commitment to sustainability with latest strategic goals

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