Volvo has a reputation as being at the forefront of taking responsibility for their impact on the environment, their website even says “We’re part of the problem. So it’s our responsibility to change what we do and how we do it.”

With this, they have set several ambitious goals: they want to be climate neutral by 2040, have every Volvo model to be pure electric by 2030, and by 2025 they want 50% of their sales to be on pure electric models. Knowing that just providing these vehicles is not enough they’ve also committed to reduce the lifecycle carbon footprint per vehicle by 40% between 2018 and 2025.

Volvo’s environmental impact goes back many years and they’ve always been committed to doing better. In 1991 they produced the first car that was completely free of CFCs and then removed them from the entire line up two years later. In 1996 they began to set environmental standards for their suppliers and voluntarily restricted certain chemicals in our products. In 2018 their manufacturing plant in Skövde became one of only a few in Europe to be climate-neutral.