The impacts of our products
Omtanke is about protecting you and your world, which we do by managing the impacts of our products. We are developing vehicles with improved lifecycle performance and low-emissions to ensure they have less impact on the planet. We are also continuing to develop industry-leading solutions that further promote customer safety, well-being and sustainable customer experiences.
1 million electrified vehicles sold by 2025
Our first fully electric car will be available for sale in 2019 and will be made in China to be exported globally. We already have a broad plug-in hybrid range and plan to offer plug-in hybrid versions of every model in the future.
Xiaolin Yuan - Senior Vice President, Asia Pacific
“A large proportion of the Volvos of the future will be fully electric or plug-in hybrid cars – our leadership in electrification technologies will contribute to improved air quality in our cities.”
Our vision is that by 2020 no one should be killed or seriously injured in a new Volvo car.
The top-three best-ever performing vehicles at the Euro NCAP test are all Volvos. We care about all road users, not just drivers: in 2017, Volvo became the first car maker to achieve the maximum safety rating for pedestrians collision avoidance with the S90 and V90. Furthermore, the City Safety functionality is standard on new Volvo cars.
Jan Ivarsson, Head of the Volvo Cars Safety Centre
“Real-life safety for us means developing our safety systems based on real collision scenarios with real people. Inside and outside the vehicle. Helping drivers avoid collisions thanks to intelligent warnings and, if needed, autobrake systems and steering assistance.”
Volvo Cars is proud of delivering a constant stream of human-centric innovations – such as CleanZone, the feature that makes air inside our cars healthy, however bad the air quality outside. All air passes through a filter that reduces the level of dust, pollen and other particles, while an active charcoal layer acts on chemical odours, and filters out harmful substances such as exhaust gas particles.
Anders Löfvendahl, Function owner, air quality, Gothenburg
“The opportunity to improve people’s quality of life is one of the most rewarding things about working at Volvo Cars. You know that you’re making a difference. More than ever, it’s an inspiring, empowering place to be.”