Volvo is already a safe car manufacturer, but now they want to be an even more energy efficient automotive manufacturer. The Swedish-made Volvo wants to sell 1 million EVs by 2025, including their hybrid systems.
“It is a deliberately ambitious target,” said Håkan Samuelsson, president and chief executive. “It is going to be a challenge, but Volvo wants to be at the forefront of this shift to electrification.”
In preparation for this task, Volvo Cars has been introducing hybrid and fully-electric vehicles into the market within the last five years.
They plan to offer more hybrids on their Scalable (larger) and Compact Modular platforms, for the 90 series and 60 series vehicles, respectively.
This announcement comes as part of Volvo’s strategic sustainability program which contained new commitments to environmental sustainability within future business operations. Along with more EVs, Volvo also desires to have carbon neutral operations by 2025 and more than 35-percent of lead position held by women no later than the year 2020.
“Sustainability is nothing new or something that sits outside our operations, it is something that forms an integral part of everything we do. It is simply our way of operating,” Samuelsson said. “This new sustainability commitment reflects Volvo Cars’ fundamental belief that we must also grow responsibly.”
Volvo’s new commitment has been dubbed “omtanke” which means ‘consideration’ or ‘caring’ in Swedish.
Volvo was already committed to having full safety, no deaths or serious injuries, by 2020 and plans to continue to work with its partners to further vehicular safety.
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