Volvo will not pay fines for CO2 emissionsFebruary 6, 2020
The new Recharge models will reduce Volvo’s average CO2 emissions below the EU target of 95 g / km.
Volvo boldly declares that in 2020 it will not pay fines for CO2 emissions. While other manufacturers are struggling to keep their average CO2 level below the EU average of 95 g / km (which is still applied in the UK after Brexit) to avoid multi-million dollar fines, Volvo is confident that its average will be lower of this indicator. The Swedish company says that it will be helped by a combination of interchangeable and soft Recharge hybrids, which it distributes throughout the model range.
“We do not plan to pay fines. We strive to ensure that in 2020 more than 20% of our sales are plug-in hybrid models, which will lower our average CO2 level. And this year we doubled the capacity of our batteries compared to last year, ”said Matthias Bergland, senior manager of Propulsion Strategy, in an interview.
As part of the implementation of the new CO2 targets, the number of vehicles with indicators below 50 g / km sold this year will be doubled relative to the company’s total CO2 target. With cars like the all-new XC40 Recharge plug-in hybrid crossover, which emits just 41 g / km, and all the other PHEV models in the lineup, Volvo has every chance of taking advantage in 2020.
“The XC40 Recharge will be the first of five electric vehicles we launch in the next five years. By 2025, we are committed to ensuring that 50% of all cars we sell are fully electric, ”said Bergland about the company’s plans to reduce average CO2 emissions.
Volvo claims the all-electric XC40 Recharge model, which goes on sale in the second half of 2020, has already received “thousands” of pre-orders. The next all-electric XC90 crossover, which will be launched in 2021, is expected to be the next electric car.
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