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The ULTIMATE SAFETY TEST

“Sustainability is now as important as safety to us.“

- Håkan Samuelsson, Chief Executive Volvo Cars

We have dedicated our business to help protect the lives of people both inside and outside of our cars. We will now show the same dedication to help protect the planet.

We are part of the problem so we need to be part of the solution.

Volvo Cars are working towards climate neutrality by 2040."

Initiatives that make a difference

Climate neutral manufacturing

Volvo Cars aims to have global climate neutral manufacturing operations by 2025.Climate neutral manufacturingVolvo Cars aims to have global climate neutral manufacturing operations by 2025. We are working towards this through sourcing and producing our own climate neutral energy, as well as increasing energy efficiency at our plants. We are making good progress. All our European plants have run on renewable electricity since 2008, and in 2020 our global plants were powered by 51 per cent climate neutral energy. Our largest Chinese plant in Chengdu recently secured a 100 per cent climate neutral electricity supply.

Volvo Cars are saving CO2 by remanufacturing parts.Maximizing remanufactureCompared to producing new parts, remanufactured parts use around 85 per cent less raw material and 80 per cent less energy. We currently remanufacture over 50 different parts, including engines, gearboxes, turbo compressors and clutches. In 2020 we saved almost 3,000 tonnes of CO2 by remanufacturing over 40,000 parts.

Volvo Cars are recycling steel to avoid creating additional carbon emissions.Minimizing production wasteIn 2020, 95 per cent of our global production waste was recycled, meaning that we not only avoided creating additional carbon emissions, but we were able to keep valuable material in circulation and reduce the amount of virgin material that needed to be produced. The vast majority of waste we recycle is steel. In 2020, we recycled over 176,000 tonnes, avoiding the generation of nearly 640,000 tonnes of CO2.

Volvo Cars are working with their retailers to ensure the entire network is climate neutral by 2040.An aligned retailer networkWe’re working with our retailers to ensure our entire network is climate neutral by 2040. This involves driving efficiency measures and ensuring a greater use of renewable energy in every part of their business. A number of our retailers across the world already have their own on-site renewable energy supply.

Volvo Cars use blockchain technology to increase transparency and traceability of the cobalt supply chain.Responsible Cobalt SourcingCobalt is a vital component in the production of electric car batteries. In some cases, the extraction of cobalt can have human rights impacts.

Climate neutral manufacturing

Volvo Cars aims to have global climate neutral manufacturing operations by 2025. We are working towards this through sourcing and producing our own climate neutral energy, as well as increasing energy efficiency at our plants. We are making good progress. All our European plants have run on renewable electricity since 2008, and in 2020 our global plants were powered by 51 per cent climate neutral energy. Our largest Chinese plant in Chengdu recently secured a 100 per cent climate neutral electricity supply.

Volvo Cars aims to have global climate neutral manufacturing operations by 2025.

Maximizing remanufacture

Compared to producing new parts, remanufactured parts use around 85 per cent less raw material and 80 per cent less energy. We currently remanufacture over 50 different parts, including engines, gearboxes, turbo compressors and clutches. In 2020 we saved almost 3,000 tonnes of CO2 by remanufacturing over 40,000 parts.

Volvo Cars are saving CO2 by remanufacturing parts.

Minimizing production waste

In 2020, 95 per cent of our global production waste was recycled, meaning that we not only avoided creating additional carbon emissions, but we were able to keep valuable material in circulation and reduce the amount of virgin material that needed to be produced. The vast majority of waste we recycle is steel. In 2020, we recycled over 176,000 tonnes, avoiding the generation of nearly 640,000 tonnes of CO2.

Volvo Cars are recycling steel to avoid creating additional carbon emissions.

An aligned retailer network

We’re working with our retailers to ensure our entire network is climate neutral by 2040. This involves driving efficiency measures and ensuring a greater use of renewable energy in every part of their business. A number of our retailers across the world already have their own on-site renewable energy supply.

Volvo Cars are working with their retailers to ensure the entire network is climate neutral by 2040.

Responsible Cobalt Sourcing

Cobalt is a vital component in the production of electric car batteries. In some cases, the extraction of cobalt can have human rights impacts.

Volvo Cars use blockchain technology to increase transparency and traceability of the cobalt supply chain.

Our commitment to setting the highest standards of sustainability in mobility.

The shape of things to come

A grey Volvo car from above, being charged via a charging station
A grey Volvo XC40 Recharge, charging in a pink surrounding
A blonde girl with a sports bag and tennis racket in her hand is on her way to her XC40 Recharge

The C40 Recharge is our first ever Volvo to be launched only as an electric model, designed to reduce environmental impact. Inside, a leather-free interior represents a new interpretation of luxury while our reassuring safety features remain as vital as ever.

Designed with purpose

Discover XC40 Recharge – our full electric compact SUV, designed for modern urban living and beyond. Start your online order today.

A silver Volvo XC40 Recharge electric SUV charging in a pink surrounding.

Sustainable materials

Increasing the use of sustainable materials is just one way the XC40 Recharge helps reduce its environmental impact.

Zero compromise

The twin electric motors mean there are zero tailpipe emissions, keeping your drive as clean as possible.

A space for life

The roomy interior of the XC40 Recharge can comfortably accommodate you, your life and whoever you choose to share it with.

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