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Volvo Cars to radically reduce carbon emissions

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Volvo Cars is targeting a 40% reduction in the lifecycle carbon footprint of each car it makes by 2025, in a bid to become a climate neutral company by 2040.

A string of measures will be used to reach its 2025 target, including generating 50% of global sales from fully electric cars, which would result in a 50% reduction in tailpipe carbon emissions per car between 2018 and 2025, as well as having a 25% share of recycled plastics in new vehicles by that time. The company is also targeting a 25% reduction of carbon emissions generated by its overall operations, including manufacturing and logistics, by 2025.

Volvo Cars claims it was the first conventional car maker to commit to all-out electrification and phasing out cars powered only by an internal combustion engine (IEC) As of this year, every new Volvo launched will be electrified, beginning with the fully electric XC40 Recharge, the first model in Volvo Cars’ new Recharge car line. Recharge will be the overarching name for all chargeable Volvos with a fully electric and plug-in hybrid powertrain.

XC40 Recharge
Photo: Volvo Cars

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