Volvo announces ambitious 2025 green target

Written by: Callie

Posted on April 27, 2016

Volvo announces ambitious 2025 target

Volvo Cars has announced it is setting up an ambitious new target that will see the manufacturer aim to deliver upwards of one million electric vehicles (EVs) to UK buyers by the middle of the next decade.

The company plans to launch its first full-electric car in 2019 and hopes that the setting of this impressive aim will support the firm’s ambitions to deliver a more sustainable and greener future for all.

“It is a deliberately ambitious target,” commented Hakan Samuelsson, president and chief executive of Volvo Cars. “It is going to be a challenge, but Volvo wants to be at the forefront of this shift to electrification.”

Hakan Samuelsson, president and chief executive of Volvo Cars

Hakan Samuelsson, president and chief executive of Volvo Cars

As part of the firm’s efforts to deliver a greener future, Volvo has committed to implementing fully carbon-neutral operations by 2025, with enhanced sustainability at the heart of the business’s goals for the coming ten years.

The finer details of the new Volvo EVs that are currently in the pipeline have not yet been announced, but the company has confirmed its engineers have now built two new frameworks that are fully compliant for hybrid and full-electric models in both the larger and smaller model ranges.

It now simply remains to be seen if the firm can fulfil its ambition over the years to come.

 

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This story was posted by Daniel Crosby, Assistant Marketing Executive at the Fuel Card Group.