Volvo to turn car manufacturing climate neutral

Car maker Volvo has vowed to make its manufacturing operations climate neutral by the year 2025.

The company, which has offices in Sydney, has announced that every car it makes from 2019 will have an electric motor, replacing its vehicles run by internal combustion engines (ICE).

Five cars will be supplemented by a range of petrol and diesel plug in hybrid and mild hybrid 48 volt options on all models, representing one of the broadest electrified car offerings of any car maker.

This means that there will be no Volvo cars without an electric motor, phasing out purely ICE-run cars.

“This announcement marks the end of the solely combustion engine-powered car,” said Håkan Samuelsson, Volvo’s president and CEO.

“Volvo Cars has stated that it plans to have sold a total of 1 million electrified cars by 2025.”

The announcement underlines Volvo Cars’ commitment to minimising its environmental impact and making the cities of the future cleaner.

Volvo Cars is focused on reducing the carbon emissions of both its products as well as its operations.

“This is about the customer,” Samuelsson continued. “People increasingly demand electrified cars and we want to respond to our customers’ current and future needs.”