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Volvo EV sales in Europe made up more than 3rd of company’s car sales

  Volvo Cars, the Swedish auto maker owned by China’s Zhejiang Geely Holding Group, says electric vehicles make up more than a third of the company’s new car sales in the European Union, which has roared past China as the world’s biggest EV market. Volvo Cars was one of the first well-known Western brands to…

Icelander missing after trying to climb K2 on the China-Pakistan border

According to Reuters, a total of three mountaineers are missing on the China-Pakistan border after trying to climb the world’s second-highest mountain, K2. Military helicopters have for the past three days been searching for the three missing male climbers who include a 47-year-old from Iceland, a 45-year-old from Pakistan, and a 33-year-old from Chile. K2…

Danish DTU student’s solar power house qualifies for Solar Decathlon China

Solar Decathlon China (SDC), the world’s largest student competition has selected a project by students from The Technical University of Denmark (DTU) to participate in the competition for the most energy-efficient and well-designed solar energy house. More than 30 projects have applied to participate in the competition and 15 projects have been selected, amongst these,…

Bloomberg: South Korea leads the world in innovation, Singapore takes 2nd place

Bloomberg has published its annual innovation index of the world’s leading countries in innovation. South Korea ranks first on the list in 2021 and the Asian nation has now topped the index for seven out of nine years that it’s been published. Singapore moved up a spot to rank 2nd while Sweden, Denmark, and Finland rank 5th,…

Swedish Volvo optimistic for 2021 after late 2020 rebound

According to a newly released report by Volvo Cars, Swedish carmaker, Volvo Cars experienced a drop in 2020 earnings but the company which is owned by China’s Geely remains optimistic for 2021 after a strong rebound in the second half last year. According to CEO Hakan Samuelsson, China led the way, followed by the US,…

Denmark introduces mandatory test and 10 days isolation upon entry

According to an announcement from the Danish Ministry of Affairs, Denmark has introduced increased restrictions upon arrival in order to limit the spread of new virus variants and prevent the accelerated spread of more infectious virus variants.  This means that all persons entering Denmark will be required to be tested and subsequently isolated for 10…

TuSimple and Scania to test Autonomous Trucks on Swedish Highways

Chinese-U.S. developer of autonomous vehicles TuSimple has been granted permission by the Swedish Transport Agency to test self-driving trucks on the E4 motorway between Södertälje and Jönköping in Sweden. The so-called ‘Hub2hub transportation’ which is driving on the motorway between reloading centers, will occur in collaboration with European truck OEM Scania. TuSimple is a key…

China’s Xpeng to deliver second batch of smart EV cars to Norway

Xpeng, Chinese smart electric vehicle company, is marking another step in its international market development with another shipment of G3 SUV’s to Norway. XPeng recently announced that the second batch of over 200 G3 smart electric SUVs for the European market is now on its way to Norway. The second batch follows the successful customer…

Swedish Foreo proceeds with Chinese travel retail expansion strategy

Swedish beauty technology company Foreo proceeds with the brand’s aggressive Chinese travel retail expansion strategy with the opening of a counter at DFS Group and Shenzhen Duty-Free Group’s new downtown duty-free retail complex in Haikou Mission Hills, Hainan. According to The Moodie Davitt Report, The Swedish brand’s Global Travel retail team is rooted in Shanghai,…