Currently reading: Volvo to invest £800m to upgrade Torslanda plant for EVs
Firm will introduce mega-casting and a battery assembly plant, while refitting its paint shop and logistics area

Volvo will invest more than £800 million to upgrade its largest factory to prepare for its shift to all-electric vehicle production, introducing a battery assembly plant and new technology to create aluminium parts. 

The firm, which will go EV-only by 2030, will over the next few years upgrade its largest plant in Torslanda, Sweden, focusing on sustainable technologies and manufacturing processes. 

Volvo will introduce mega-casting as part of the factory revamp, a method of producing aluminium parts that the manufacturer says “creates a number of benefits” in terms of sustainability, cost and car performance. 

Mega-casting, a process also used by Tesla to build the Model Y compact crossover, involves producing major components of the car as a single aluminium part, rather than several smaller ones.

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