The company behind Tesla's current production model batteries plans to halve the cobalt content before 2021.
The company has partnered with Australia company Car Next Door to develop the technology.
The report found that the vehicle's autopilot system was engaged and no action was detected prior to impact.
The Polestar 1 is the first vehicle from the Volvo car group to use carbon fibre components in the construction of the body.
"Environmental care is one of Volvo's core values and we will continue to find new ways to bring this into our business.”
A driverless electric shuttle linking Australia’s first innovation district with nearby public transport stops has launched in Adelaide.
The companies will collaborate on the development of new battery components for their all-electric vehicle ranges.
“Starting with the very name Autopilot, Tesla has consistently and deceptively hyped its technology."
The system also relied on the driver to intervene in emergency situations but issued no prior alert.
A report suggests that autonomous vehicles will be a major disruption to our transport system in the next 10 years.
Rio Tinto claims the most significant innovation in aluminium industry in more than a century - could result in a surge in uptake by VMs.
The company hopes to begin commercial operations with its UberAir brand by 2023.
One autonomous vehicle developer believes their expertise could help mitigate some of the major issues facing the technology.
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