Volvo's Strategic Shift Toward Electrification

Volvo's Strategic Shift Toward Electrification

Volvo, a renowned name in the automotive industry is embarking on a significant transformation. With the announcement of its plan to phase out diesel vehicles, the firm has fundamentally changed its approach to production. This action aligns with Volvo's wider dedication to ecological sustainability. By the year 2040, Volvo aspires to be a fully electric car manufacturer aligning its operations with the global efforts to combat climate change and reduce carbon emissions.

The Final Chapter of Diesel

The transition away from diesel is a historic moment for Volvo. The company's plant in Ghent, Belgium, witnessed the production of its last diesel car, the V60, in early February. This was followed by the cessation of diesel production for the XC90 SUV in Torslanda, Sweden. These events symbolize the end of an era for Volvo which had previously relied heavily on diesel engines, particularly in the European market.

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A Shift in Market Dynamics

The automotive landscape is changing and Volvo is adapting to these shifts. In the past, diesel cars constituted the majority of Volvo's sales in Europe. However, the tide has turned with electrified vehicles now dominating the brand's sales in the region. The growing demand for greener forms of transportation among customers is evidenced by the surge in popularity of electric and hybrid cars. Volvo has responded to this demand by increasing its sales of fully electric cars by 70% last year and expanding its global electric market share by 34%.

Volvo's Electric Vision

Volvo's commitment to an electric future is unwavering. Along with fully electric cars, the business plans to provide a variety of plug-in hybrid and mild hybrid versions. This wide range of options is intended to satisfy a variety of customer needs and promote the use of more sustainable and ecologically friendly modes of transportation. Volvo's strategy also extends to its offerings in India where the brand has been exclusively selling petrol models for the past three years further distancing itself from diesel.

Volvo made a dramatic declaration of its commitment to an electrified, greener future when it said goodbye to diesel vehicles. This strategic change is a reflection of Volvo's commitment to lowering its environmental impact and spearheading the transition to a more sustainable automotive industry, as well as a reaction to shifting consumer tastes and market realities.

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Is Volvo C40 available in India?
2023-09-21 08:51:13 AM

Volvo C40 Recharge has been launched in India, and its deliveries have also started. The electric coupe-SUV is priced at Rs 61.25 lakh (ex-showroom). The C40 Recharge is being offered in a single fully-loaded variant.

Why do Volvo c40 have 2 batteries?
2023-09-21 08:49:52 AM

That's because this second Volvo C40 battery is an auxiliary power supply for your vehicle's fuel-saving start/stop feature. It functions by automatically turning off the engine when you come to a stop, and it is a standard feature on the majority of new Volvo automobiles.

What materials are recycled in the Volvo C40?
2023-09-21 08:48:07 AM

The Volvo C40 Recharge has lots of soft-touch surfaces. Volvo made the dash panel coverings, leatherette and microsuede upholstery with contrast stitching and piping, all from recycled PET bottles. The carpets in charcoal or Fjord blue are also made from recycled materials.

What makes Volvo C40 safe?
2023-09-21 08:47:07 AM

The C40 Recharge has an autonomous emergency braking (AEB) system which can respond to vulnerable road users as well as to other vehicles. The Volvo C40 advanced  features make it more comfortable and safe.

How long does a Volvo C40 battery last?
2023-09-21 08:44:23 AM

The purely electric vehicles, the 2023 Volvo C40 Recharge and 2023 Volvo XC40 Recharge, are small crossover SUVs with dual-motor all-wheel drive and range estimates of 223 miles (XC40) and 226 miles (C40) on a full battery charge.