Volvo Cars to implement blockchain traceability of cobalt

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Volvo Cars will become the first carmaker to implement global traceability of cobalt used in its batteries by applying blockchain technology. The announcement follows the reveal last month of the company’s first fully electric car, the XC40 Recharge.

Traceability of raw materials used in the production of lithium ion batteries, such as cobalt, is one of the main sustainability challenges faced by car makers. Volvo Cars is committed to full traceability, ensuring that customers can drive electrified Volvos knowing the material for the batteries has been sourced responsibly.

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Another step towards Volvo’s electrified future

Volvo expands its product range with two more electrified model versions: After launching several diesel engines with a mild hybrid system earlier this year, the first petrol engines are now also being converted to the 48 V vehicle electrical system with mild hybrid technology. This means that the entire Volvo XC90 series is now electrified. At the same time, we are happy to announce that the long-awaited Volvo XC40 T5 Twin Engine (plug-in hybrid) is now ready to be ordered and the fully electric XC40 SUV, Volvo’s first electric car, will be introduced later this month. Contact us to receive details!

Volvo S60 & V60 secure 5-star Euro NCAP safety rating

The new Volvo S60 sedan and V60 estate today received the maximum five-star rating in their 2018 EuroNCAP safety tests, continuing a five-star streak for the Volvo line-up.

The result underlines Volvo Cars’ reputation for consistently putting some of the safest cars available on the road. From the compact V40 hatchback to the large XC90 SUV, all tested Volvo models currently on sale offer five-star-rated safety technology.

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