Volvo Cars announced that it will develop a new ‘Mobility Innovation Destination’ in Torslanda, Sweden. Through the project, the OEM is looking to accelerate the development and testing of next-generation electric car technologies.
The center features a new test bed designed to emulate a future city environment, allowing Volvo to validate technologies like wireless charging, bi-directional charging, and self-driving capabilities in real-world settings. As part of the project, the automaker will expand its Torslanda campus with new buildings and facilities for testing, engineering and materials, as well as space to house start-ups and partners. The next step in creating the Mobility Innovation Destination will involve the construction of modern offices across the road from Volvo’s existing campus.
Volvo aims to integrate the campus more broadly into the Gothenburg Green City Zone, collaborating with the city and other stakeholders to achieve emission-free transport by 2030. Through the new project, Volvo is ultimately aiming to strengthen its engineering presence in Gothenburg, adding to its existing facilities, that today include a manufacturing plant, design center, and testing labs. A new battery plant by Novo, the automaker’s joint venture with Northvolt, is also under construction. The initiative likewise aligns with Volvo’s goal of becoming fully electric by 2030.