Peace finally returned to Europe.
- Volvo had major problems owing to the shortage of rubber and sheet metal. It was quite simply impossible to get supplies of the raw materials essential to the construction of the new PV444.
- However, interest in the car was so great that people were willing to pay twice the price, just to own one. The price at the time was a fairly modest SEK 4,800, making the PV444 the first "people's car".
- The Volvo B51 bus entered production in 1945.