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.
Future Volvo customers will need to answer one fundamental question: do you want a new Volvo with a cord or without one? Volvo Cars introduces the XC40 Recharge, the company’s first ever fully electric car and the first model to appear in its brand new Recharge car line concept.
Volvo Cars launched one of the most ambitious plans in the automotive industry, aiming to reduce its lifecycle carbon footprint per car by 40 per cent between 2018 and 2025. This is the first, tangible step towards Volvo Cars’ ambition of becoming a climate neutral company by 2040.
The plan represents concrete actions in line with the global Paris climate agreement of 2015, which seeks to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels. Read more →
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!
Good news! The XC60 T8 AWD Twin Engine (plug-in hybrid) received more production capacity. Order yours today and take delivery from end of January 2020!
Learn more about Volvo’s plug-in hybrid technology by following this link.
Volvo Cars is teaming up with top Swedish sports and safety brand POC for a series of world-first crash tests of bike helmets against cars as part of a groundbreaking new research project that aims to further protect cyclists. The partnership is the latest example of Volvo Cars’ leading position in safety development and its ambition to improve road safety for all through a collaboration and knowledge-sharing approach. Read more →
This year, we are celebrating our 40th anniversary!
In 1979, A.V.U.S.-Automobile was founded in Hanau – one of the largest U.S. military garrisons in Europe at that time – we have been an authorized factory agent for Volvo Diplomat, Military & Expat Sales until the program was restructured in 2019. With 40 years of experience, we are proud to continue serving the international community by managing the Diplomat & NATO Sales Program for the official Volvo dealerships in Hanau, Heidelberg, Mannheim and Karlsruhe. Read more →