Volvo introduce ‘recharged’ initiative

Volvo are going above and beyond to help improve their overall sustainability. They have already stated that their long-term ambition is to become a climate-neutral company by 2040, and as part of this they have said that they need to recharge their operations. This started with the aim to sell 50 per cent fully electric cars by 2025, and in their latest bid, ‘Moment 2’, they have stated that they will also ensure a 40 per cent reduction in CO2 lifecycle carbon footprint per vehicle from 2018 to 2025.

In order to achieve this, Volvo will be reducing their supply chain emissions per vehicle by 25 per cent, their operations’ emissions by 25 per cent and tailpipe carbon emissions per vehicle by a staggering 50 per cent in the same period.

The Swedish manufacturer have also said that another key component in making this vision a reality is the 25 per cent share of plug-in hybrids that they need to secure in EMEA already next year. And, from MY21, all cars ‘with a cord’ will be branded ‘Recharge’. ‘With a cord’ is a term that refers to both plug-in hybrids and also fully electric models.

In data shared by Volvo, they can already see that their plug-in hybrids in the main European markets are already driven in pure or hybrid mode for 40 per cent of their total distance, which means that they are already close being a fully electric vehicle for almost half of the time.

To find out more about the entire Volvo range, including their electrified models, please speak to a member of our friendly and helpful team at your local Johnsons Volvo today. They’ll be able to assist you with any questions and also book you in for a test drive at a time to suit you.