People walk in Drottninggatan during rush hour in Stockholm Photograph: Jonathan Nackstrand/AFP via Getty Images

The two sides of Sweden’s against-the-grain coronavirus strategy are visible from a small square in northeastern Gothenburg. On one side lies Gerashu(...)

Carmakers are tightening their belts at the prospect of weeks without revenues in Europe and the US. Photograph: Getty

Volvo Cars said its Chinese business had returned to “normal”, offering a ray of hope to European and US carmakers that have shuttered operations in t(...)

Italian-US car manufacturer Fiat Chrysler is as little as a fortnight away from halting production at one of its European plants because of problems sourcing Chinese parts. Photograph: Stephanie Lecocq/EPA

Fiat Chrysler is as little as a fortnight away from halting production at one of its European plants because of problems sourcing Chinese parts, the c(...)

A Volvo car equipped with self-driving highway software. Photograph: Esha Vaish/Reuters

Volvo’s chief executive took a swipe at Tesla when he warned the premature launch of self-driving technology risks delaying “the best life saver in th(...)

To emphasise its safety message,  Volvo held a high-speed test crash demonstration at its Car Safety Centre.  When developing a new car, 60 to 70 examples of the model are physically crashed with 20,000 computer simulated crashes carried out in tandem.

Volvo predicts a mandatory speed limit will be imposed on all new cars in the near future while vehicles will be automatically restricted to set limit(...)

Volvo Cars’s chief executive has warned that the premature launch of self-driving technology risks delaying “the best lifesaver in the history of the (...)

Hakan Samuelsson, chief executive of Volvo.  The company has    introduced a 180km/h speed limiter on all new vehicles. Photograph: Randall Hill/Reuters

Volvo Cars said on Monday it would introduce a 180km/h (112mph) speed limiter on all new vehicles from next year as the Swedish automaker seeks to bur(...)

The  car company is introducing the limit as part of its Vision 2020 project, which aims for no one to be killed or seriously injured in a new Volvo by 2020.

Volvo Cars is to impose a 180 km/h (111mph) speed limit on all its cars from 2020 to highlight dangers of speeding. While it may seem like merely a (...)

A Volvo car plant in China.

Geely is to delay its initial public offering of Volvo Cars because of concerns over the Swedish company’s valuation in light of the global trade war.(...)

Volvo Cars is shifting XC60 SUV production for the US market to Europe from China to avoid Washington’s new tariffs on Chinese imports

Volvo Cars is shifting XC60 SUV production for the US market to Europe from China to avoid Washington’s new tariffs on Chinese imports, the Swedish ca(...)

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