Impact of our products
Safer and cleaner mobility
Optimising the life-cycle performance of our cars, delivering real-life safety and ensuring you breathe clean air are key for Volvo Cars. Here’s how we intend to work towards these visions.
50% of sales to be fully electric by 2025
Electric cars are our future. Polestar 2, the first fully electric vehicle based on technology shared between Polestar and Volvo Cars, has been revealed and will be launched in the beginning of 2020. The first fully electric Volvo car, the XC40, is planned to be rolled out in 2020. All our new Volvo cars from 2019 will have an electric motor in either a plug-in hybrid, mild-hybrid or fully-electric configuration. And we’re aiming for electric cars to make up 50 per cent of our total sales by 2025.
In 2017, we became the first global car company to commit to electrification, a landmark industry-first pledge that was recognised by the United Nations in the UN’s 2017 Global Compact, the world’s largest corporate sustainability initiative.
“This is about the customer,” said Håkan Samuelsson, president and CEO of Volvo Cars. “People increasingly demand electrified cars and we want to respond to our customers’ current and future needs. You can now pick and choose whichever electrified Volvo you wish.”
Nobody should be seriously injured or killed in a new Volvo
Healthy air inside our cars
Volvo Cars is proud of delivering a constant stream of human-centric innovations – such as CleanZone, the feature that makes air inside our cars healthy, however bad the air quality outside. All air passes through a filter that reduces the level of dust, pollen and other particles, while an active charcoal layer acts on chemical odours, and filters out harmful substances such as exhaust gas particles.
For Anders Löfvendahl, Function Owner, Air Quality, “the opportunity to improve people’s quality of life is one of the most rewarding things about working at Volvo Cars.”
Volvo Cars aims for 25% recycled plastics in cars from 2025
In support of UN Environment’s Clean Seas campaign and to demonstrate the viability of this ambition, we have created this specially-built version of our Volvo XC60 T8 plug-in hybrid SUV. The car looks identical to the existing model but more than 170 parts are replaced with parts containing recycled materials – reusing more than 60kg of materials.
We will use this vehicle to help shape our future use of recycled plastic.