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  • Volvo and Polestar fire up in China

    April 15th 2019

    The Volvo XC40 and Polestar 2 will be built alongside the Lynk & Co 01 at the Luqiao plant in China

  • The plastic problem

    April 12th 2019

    Dealing with pollution caused by waste plastic is high on the agenda for governments and environmental agencies. James Bakewell reports on how vehicle makers are making use of recycled plastics

  • Volvo to install paint shop in Torslanda

    April 4th 2019

    Sweden – The OEM is set to replace its current paint shop in Torslanda with a new one that is more environmentally friendly

  • Tariffs: controversy reigns with Trump and Brexit adding to confusion

    March 20th 2019

    Many commentators see tariffs as a blunt instrument in trade negotiations and to see them as a means of protecting local vehicle manufacturing remains questionable

  • Casting a duo

    January 8th 2019

    Two innovative metal forming techniques could have a significant impact on the press shop of the future

  • Asia’s other powerhouse

    January 4th 2019

    Already a dynamic and rapidly growing manufacturing hub, South-East Asia’s automotive industry is finding further opportunity in the growth of battery and hybrid vehicle production

  • A focus on fibres

    November 27th 2018

    Lightweight, high-strength benefits are being offset by materials and process costs. James Bakewell looks at the challenges of making carbon fibre cost effective

  • Waste not…

    September 13th 2018

    Karen McCandless reports on vehicle-maker recycling projects ranging from plastic bottles to electric vehicle batteries

  • Transatlantic ventures

    August 24th 2018

    Volvo is the latest European marque to take up a North American manufacturing base. As Ian Henry reports, it joins Germany’s giants in exploring the benefits while coping with the complexities…

  • The Scandinavian settlement

    August 24th 2018

    A new plant has been born in an extremely turbulent political environment – Volvo’s first in the US. Michael Nash reports