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Volvo. Recharged.

Our cars have always been designed to help protect people. We will now design them to help protect the planet too.

For a safer future

We are recharging everything we do, from our cars to our factories and supply chain. Our ambition is to reduce our carbon footprint by 40% per car by 2025 compared to 2018. And to be climate neutral by 2040. Because we have only one planet.

Volvo Recharge. Responsible luxury.

We introduce Volvo Recharge – our new line of advanced pure electric and plug-in hybrid cars, designed to give you a refined and more sustainable driving experience. The cars you trust to protect your family, now also help protect their future.

Volvo Recharge detail

Every new Volvo car we launch in the future will be electrified.
Today, we are the only traditional car maker to offer plug-in hybrid options on all our models. And over the next five years, we will launch five new fully electric cars. It is our ambition that by 2025, half of the cars we sell will be electric.

Electric is not enough

It’s a start. But it’s not the entire solution. To protect the safety of our planet, we must do more than merely electrify our cars. Our vision is to be climate neutral across our full value chain by 2040 – a decade ahead of the Paris Agreement goal. So everything we do, has to be recharged.

Operations. Recharged.

By 2025, we aim to reduce our total operational carbon emissions by 25% per car compared to 2018. This includes everything we do as a company, from manufacturing to business travel, as well as our retailer network. We already work towards climate neutrality in our manufacturing operations by 2025, and are making good progress with around 80% of our global plants powered by renewable electricity.
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Supply chain. Recharged.

We aim to reduce supply chain carbon emissions – a major part of our overall value chain emissions – by 25% per car by 2025 compared to 2018. This includes emissions generated from the production of components and materials, and from the extraction of minerals and metals. We’ll work towards this vision in several ways, including helping our suppliers to increase their renewable energy use, as well as using more sustainable materials in our cars and reducing waste. We already have an ambition that at least 25% of all plastics used in new Volvo cars launched after 2025 will be made from recycled materials.

Driving. Recharged.

Most of the total carbon emissions from a plug-in hybrid car occur when it is being driven on petrol. To encourage drivers of Volvo plug-in hybrids to drive as sustainably as possible, we aim to introduce ways to reward driving in pure electric mode. Already today, all new Volvo Recharge plug-in hybrids come with one year of free electricity on some markets.
Landscape with wind turbines and Volvo car on the road.
Landscape with wind turbines and Volvo car on the road.

Taking action for ethical battery sourcing

To make a real difference in terms of sustainability, reducing CO2 emissions is not enough. We also need to ensure that our electric car batteries are sourced in an ethical way. Full traceability of battery raw materials, such as cobalt, is a major sustainability challenge for car makers. At Volvo Cars, we are committed to an ethical supply chain. And as the first car maker, we now take that commitment even further by using blockchain technology to monitor and trace our cobalt through the whole supply chain on a global level. This technology significantly boosts transparency of the raw material supply chain. And most of all: it helps us ensure that the cobalt used in our electrified cars is sourced responsibly.