Climate change is the ultimate safety test.

Climate change is

The ultimate safety test

Cover image of Volvo Cars sustainability event film.

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

Håkan Samuelsson, CEO 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 aim to accelerate sales of electrified cars.
Fully electric by 2030

A global transition to electrified cars is essential if the world is to reach net zero emissions by 2050, and to limit the impacts of climate change. By 2025, we are aiming for 50 per cent of our sales to be fully electric, and by 2030 we will only produce fully electric vehicles.

Initiatives that make a difference

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.

We use blockchain technology to increase transparency and traceability of our cobalt supply chain ensuring that information about the material’s origin cannot be changed undetected. We use several other processes, in conjunction with our suppliers, including mine site inspections and GPS tracking to ensure that the cobalt within our batteries is responsibly sourced.

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

Designed with purpose

Discover XC40 Recharge Plug-in Hybrid – our compact SUV, designed for modern urban living and beyond.
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 Plug-in Hybrid helps reduce its environmental impact.

Zero compromise

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

A space for life 

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

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