At Volvo Cars, we believe the road to sustainable mobility is a combination of fuel efficiency, electrification and efficient manufacturing. On this journey, we want to be a visionary leader and a driving force. This includes making it possible for our customers to drive our cars, feeling that they have made a good environmental and smart financial choice without having to compromise on driving experience or design.
Electric vehicles have many benefits to the local environment – blissfully silent and with no tailpipe exhausts. To make these benefits global, the power supplied to the car must be clean too. Which is why long-term sustainable solutions demand active cooperation with other companies – such as our partnerships with Siemens and energy supplier Vattenfall – as well as the public sector and the research world.
We believe in electric mobility and are investing heavily in new technology. Studies show that customers gladly buy environmentally sound cars, as long as they meet their needs and expectations.
Limiting CO2 emissions is a challenge for all in the automotive business. Meeting the different legal requirements on CO2 emissions in our markets is a challenge to manage from a product planning perspective. We do, however, see this challenge as an opportunity to offer driving pleasure with a good conscience. As an example, the new Volvo V40 is now available with CO2 emissions as low as 88g/km.
European leasing customers are driving and evaluating an upgraded demo fleet of 100 Volvo C30 fully electric cars. This is part of a strategic cooperation on electrified cars between Volvo Cars and Siemens.