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Volvo Cars today started production of the C40 Recharge, its latest fully electric model, at its manufacturing plant in Ghent, Belgium.
The C40 Recharge is Volvo Cars’ second fully electric car and is the latest in a series of new pure electric cars to be launched in the coming years. By 2030, Volvo Cars aims to sell only fully electric cars, one of the most ambitious electrification strategies in the car industry. It also aims to be a climate-neutral company by 2040.
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Volvo Car UK has announced a new three-year partnership as the Official Automotive Partner of the Eden Project and the Eden Sessions music concerts, a deal brokered by AEG Global Partnerships.
This long-term collaboration aims to inspire and educate visitors about people’s relationship with the environment and how we can protect the planet to create a safer future.
By partnering with the Eden Project – the UK-based educational charity dedicated to connecting people with the natural world – and the Eden Sessions concert series, Volvo hopes to firmly establish its commitment to supporting a more sustainable future and share expertise across industries.
Volvo Car UK will provide the Eden Project with a fleet of Volvo XC40 Recharge pure electric vehicles to support its ongoing operations. By working together collaboratively, Volvo and the Eden Project hope to tackle some of the challenges and barriers consumers have around purchasing and driving electric cars, and accelerate the uptake of zero-emission vehicles.
• Twin success for Volvo SUVs in the What Car? Electric Car Awards 2021
• XC40 Recharge Plug-in Hybrid T4 crowned Best Hybrid Small SUV
• XC90 Recharge Plug-in Hybrid T8 named Best Used Hybrid Luxury SUV
Volvo SUVs have achieved dual success in the What Car? Electric Car Awards 2021, announced today.
The XC40 Recharge Plug-in Hybrid T4 has added the title of Best Hybrid Small SUV to its impressive honours list, while the seven-seat XC90 Recharge Plug-in Hybrid T8 has earned the status of Best Used Hybrid Luxury SUV.
The awards reaffirm the quality of Volvo’s plug-in hybrid technology in providing lower emissions, impressive fuel economy and generous all-electric driving capability. These virtues are achieved without diminishing the essential qualities that have made Volvo SUVs such a sales success: striking Scandinavian styling, state-of-the-art technologies for connectivity and safety, and premium quality combined with day-to-day practicality and ease of use.
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Volvo Cars is committed to becoming a leader in the fast-growing premium electric car market and plans to become a fully electric car company by 2030.
By then, the company intends to only sell fully electric cars and phase out any car in its global portfolio with an internal combustion engine, including hybrids.
The company’s transition towards becoming a fully electric car maker is part of its ambitious climate plan, which seeks to consistently reduce the life cycle carbon footprint per car through concrete action.
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As of Wednesday 2nd December, our showrooms have reopened.
From Thursday 5th November our sales showrooms and outdoor forecourt are closed for physical customer visits as usual, however we are fully set up to be able to deliver your new car, help you research your next car remotely, and continue servicing vehicles with all relevant safety measures in place.
Carwow Retailer Awards 2020
This award celebrates the retailer with an outstanding track record of excellent customer service for its brand across the board. This year we will be awarding a winner and highly commended for each brand we represent.
Congratulations to our sales team at Volvo Cars Tonbridge for providing such a high standard of customer service.
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Sadly, due to Covid-19 the Winners event was cancelled, however Chris Carter, Group Aftersales Manager, and Darren Leach, Bodyshop Manager, were presented with their trophies yesterday, 27th October 2020.
Great work team! Good luck for this year!
Thank you to Steve Plunkett and VCUK.
The honours keep coming for Volvo's flagship model, with the announcement today that the XC90 Recharge Plug-in Hybrid T8 has won the Hybrid Seven-Seater of the Year award in the first What Car? Electric Car Awards.
The accolade further emphasizes the large luxury SUV's status: it also received 'best plug-in hybrid' honours in the general What Car? Awards in both 2019 and 2020, plus the 2019 'best used hybrid' title. This time the focus is on electrification, where Volvo has taken a market lead in introducing a plug-in hybrid version of every model in its UK line-up.
What Car? describes the XC90 Recharge T8 as an "outstanding plug-in hybrid package" that is "luxurious, spacious and quick". Although it is a large vehicle, its pure-electric driving range (officially up to 30 miles) is considered "plenty to electrify most commutes or school runs", while its powertrain also offers "great performance". Summing up, What Car? reports: "All in all, its practicality and performance make the XC90 one of the most versatile PHEVs going."
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Reduce your emissions
One of our goals is to be climate neutral by 2040. As a step along the way, all Volvo cars are available as plug-in hybrids. By covering charging costs for up to one year when purchasing a plug-in hybrid, we hope to put a spotlight on efficient energy usage and the possibility to cover daily driving needs only on electricity.
The Volvo On Call app* will allow you to take control of your driving and provides you with insightful information on every journey so that you can minimise your emissions. To further help you in your pursuit of more sustainable driving we will cover charging costs for up to one year when purchasing a new plug-in hybrid from Volvo. The more you drive electric with zero tailpipe emissions, the more you’ll save. The refund amount will be based on the current consumer price of electricity in your country.
*electricity consumption and reimbursement will be show in the Volvo On Call app from June 2020.
Volvo on Call with new features*
You will soon be able to track the electricity used and how much your car has been driven in electrified mode via the Volvo on Call app. Your refund amount will also be visible in the app.
*New features available May 2020
Future Volvo customers will need to answer one fundamental question: do you want a new Volvo with a cord or without one? Today Volvo Cars introduces the XC40 Recharge, the company’s first ever fully electric car and the first model to appear in its brand new Recharge car line concept.
The XC40 Recharge, based on the multi-award-winning and best-selling XC40 small SUV, is the first of a family of fully electric Volvos. It represents a true milestone for Volvo Cars: the company’s first electric car and the first Volvo with a brand new infotainment system powered by Google’s Android operating system.
Over the next five years, Volvo Cars will launch a fully electric car every year, as it seeks to make all-electric cars 50 per cent of global sales by 2025, with the rest hybrids. Recharge will be the overarching name for all chargeable Volvos with a fully electric and plug-in hybrid powertrain.
From early 2020 customers entering the Volvo Cars website will first be asked whether they want a Volvo Recharge car or not. To further encourage electric driving, every Volvo Recharge plug-in hybrid model will come with free electricity for a year, provided through a refund for the average electricity cost during that period.
“We have said this several times before: for Volvo Cars, the future is electric,” said Håkan Samuelsson, chief executive. “Today we take a major new step in that direction with the launch of our fully electric XC40 and the Recharge car line.”
The XC40 Recharge is everything customers expect from a Volvo, with the addition of a state-of-the-art, fully electric all-wheel drive powertrain that offers a range of over 400 km (WLTP) on a single charge and output of 408hp. The battery charges to 80 % of its capacity in 40 mins on a fast-charger system.
Our cars have always been designed to help protect people. We will now design them to help protect the planet too.
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.
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.
Every new Volvo car we launch 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.
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.
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.
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.