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Volvo engine plant is the first to officially go ‘green’

on January 25 2018 | in Industry news, Latest news | by | with Comments Off

Volvo has put its money where its mouth is – its engine factory (above) in Sweden is now officially carbon-neutral.

The carmaker switched to renewable heating on January 1, 10 years after it turned to renewable sources for the plant’s electricity.

All heating supplied to the facility is now generated from waste incineration, biomass and recycled bio-fuels.

The facility, at Skodve (below), between Stockholm and Gothenburg, is the first of Volvo Cars’ global plants to go carbon-neutral and is one of only a handful of such automotive factories in Europe.


“Improving energy efficiency is our first priority and then, for the energy we need to use, we aim for supplies generated from renewable sources,” said Javier Varela, a Volvo senior vice-president.

“The Skövde plant achievement is an important addition to our broader efforts in minimising our environmental footprint.”

“We are pleased to be a leader within the automotive industry in the move towards climate-neutral manufacturing.”

Volvo Cars – owned by Chinese company Geely Holding Group since 2010 – has said it will electrify all its new models from 2019 as part of a commitment to cut its overall carbon footprint.

This includes having carbon-neutral plants worldwide by 2025, two years before its 100th birthday. Volvo began building cars in Sweden in 1927.




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