In 2019, Volvo reached an important milestone in its electrification programme, becoming the first manufacturer to offer its entire range with plug-in hybrid technology. Re-affirming the brand’s belief that electrification is the future, the next five years promise even more positive change for Volvo, beginning with its first pure electric SUV.
Named the XC40 Recharge, the model features a state-of-the-art, fully electric all-wheel drive powertrain that offers an estimated range of 250 miles on a single charge and output of 408hp. The battery, meanwhile, charges to 80% of its capacity in just 40 minutes on a fast-charger system.
And that’s just the start.
Over the next five years, Volvo will launch a fully electric car every year, as it seeks to make all-electric cars 50% of global sales by 2025, with the rest hybrids.
To further protect the planet, it is aiming to reduce its carbon footprint by 40% per car by 2025, compared to 2018, and to be climate neutral by 2040.
With the recent news that some major cities are set to introduce a Zero Emission Zone, charging vehicles that produce any emissions to drive into the heart of the city centre by the end of the year, we are fully committed to supporting Volvo on this journey, beginning with this Electrification ContentHub.
A vision of electrification
• 50% of Volvo’s new cars will be fully electric
• Volvo will have one million electrified cars on the road
• Volvo aims to achieve climate-neutral manufacturing operations
Inside, you can discover all you need to know to about this new electric era. We offer clear explanations of the different electric options available and explore the full Volvo electric line-up, including the XC40 T5 Hybrid, now available to view and test drive at all our retailers. Plus, we outline what you need to know about owning an electric vehicle, and reveal our latest offers.
If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to get in touch directly from this pack.
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